Have you ever broken a bone? If so, how?
I have broken two bones ….. my little finger and my tailbone – though not both at the same time.
When I was about 11 or 12 I was playing "junior" darts with one of my sisters and my brother. Apparently someone had not hung the board on the nail properly so that when I pulled a dart out of the board the board came off the wall…. one of those metal "pie piece" dividers skewered my finger and the board was left hanging off my pinkie! It never reset properly so I have a funky little finger which can be twisted around as though it is made of gristle instead of bone! It was a great teenage party trick but I try to restrain myself now.
Then, when I was 13 years old, I was sashaying across my grandmother's freshly waxed kitchen floor in a pair of her high heels …… need I say more? The result was a humiliating trip to the doctor, a funky shaped cushion and a lifetime of discomfort on hard seats!
Oh! And I recently discovered that I had broken a bone in my foot at some time – same foot which has now resided in a cast for 3 months. It was found on the x-ray and MRI when they were looking for the cause of my foot falling apart. In hindsight I'm pretty sure that this break was done sometime in my 20's during a week's vacation to the beach which seemed to involve a lot of drinking!