It May Look Brutal, But This Handy Tip Will Give Your Mashed Thumb Some Relief

When YouTuber yasarfaster smashed his thumb with a hatchet, it seemed like it would never heal. Instead of the swelling subsiding, the thumb seemed to grow more every second. With each passing hour, the bruising under his nail got darker and darker.

To give his most useful digit a little relief, he decided to take an unconventional approach. He went ahead and punctured the nail with an insanely hot paperclip.

Consider yourself warned, because things are about to get bloody.

As ViralNova’s resident expert on clumsiness, this will come in handy when I ultimately crush my own thumb into oblivion. That initial burn might be brutal, but in the long run, it’ll save me a lot of pain.

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