By Broderick - 26/03/2011 06:32 - United States

Today, I was hiking, and four miles away from my car and civilization, I tripped over a rock into a cactus. I used duct tape, which ripped all the hair off my arms and legs but ignored the spikes. FML
I agree, your life sucks 30 064
You deserved it 6 959

Same thing different taste

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I'm a bit confused on why you just didn't take the needles out by hand. Sure, it's slower and a bit more painful, but at this point, it really doesn't matter how much pain you're going to get.

Duct tape to remove cactus thorns? What a rip off.


Ali_Br_fml 33

Damn, that sucks monkey balls. Hey, at least you don't have to shave... your legs...

Ali_Br_fml 33

I know a guy who says he shaves his legs for his girl... Weird, but his choice... he's gay? I think don't think he does it for the woman. I've yet to come across a girl who preferred shaved legs on a guy, or a guy willing to do it. Be careful with him. One day you could walk in on him and a guy name Pajulio clubbing each other to Yani's greatest hits.

I wouldn't say he's gay, some girls might not like hairy legs. I know this wasn't mentioned but some guys shave for athletic reasons. Don't make assumptions without proper evidence to back it up.

Well lucky you. If anyone wants to know where the Black Forest disappeared to, it decided to move to my legs. Athletic reasons rarely. The only one would be for swimming, or a triathlon.

Cyclists also do it to stop infection when they come off their bike and get road rash. Despite what many claim it does nothing to their performance, the hair causes only negligible resistance unlike in swimming.

bawpo 2

why is a guy gay for having his legs? maybe he's on the swim team or something.

Well I know guys who shave there legs ad aren't gay, and I know some gay guys who don't shave there legs... so I think that basing sexuality off of shaving is just stereotypical. Some guys don't like to have all that hair there or do it for there girls or, like it has been pointed out, they do it for athletic reasons.

Exeedingmango 0

Guys. He doesn't shave his freaking legs. where the hell did you get that from? Your ass. Because he just used the duck tape to get the spikes off. He never said anything about shaving.

Well, it was actually a pretty good idea...

#50 the shaving part came from #1 where they said like a bright side to the duct tape. at least you dont have to shave your legs. so read the comments dumbass before you pull comments like that out your ass

Tweety122888 0

In Puerto Rico guys shave their legs as if it's a normal thing to do. If you don't shave your legs you're treated as a hobo.

funnyFMLSplz 0

it's a guy. hope you're joking

hotscar 3

88, maybe he's a swimmer, and he's got a big meet coming up.

I think it was to rip off all the thorns

a_girl_i_know 0

using duct tape to get the needles out? That's the worst and dumbest idea you could have came up with. YDI

Not really. It's like a ghetto lint-roller.

Notice the word like? Meaning it's similar, but not quite the same thing. Just making sure you understood that. And before you ask, yes I do have to be so condescending.

jayAZ 3

a are not always known for brilliant ideas...hence the duct tape...of all things. Seems this OP is a bit "extreme" and lacks practicality.

47 - Maybe it's all he had on him. Use your head... it's not always a matter of practicality over impracticality.

sparta98 4

I beg to differ. The worst thing you can do is leave them in. If you've got the means to get them out, then you probably should.

I don't believe in a lot of things, but I do believe in duct tape!

paulinec213 3

I've seen doctors who work in the ER use duct tape to get fine cactus needs out of someone's's not a dumb idea it's just cheap...

I'm a bit confused on why you just didn't take the needles out by hand. Sure, it's slower and a bit more painful, but at this point, it really doesn't matter how much pain you're going to get.

WallyTheWombat 0

Duct tape isn't that sticky in my experience. It doesn't act like a wax strip when it comes to hair unless I guess if your hair is really fine or something. But I've had my asshole friends put that stuff on my head and tear it off without really losing anything. Hurt a bit though.

6 - Would the word you're looking for be cacti?

holymolybro 0

I've had cactus in my ass before. I feel your pain, but I was pulling a deer out of the woods, not hiking. And since it's on your legs and could pick some of it out.

Lufferkinz 0

IN? Oh my, I feel horrible for you. .__.

So, they have a lot of cacti in the woods then?

it's a stretchy tape which works well to join things in emergencies as it stretches when applied

I always take duct tape with me when I go hiking. Not really, I don't hike often, but I do always bring duct tape with me when I go to band practice.