.....i just got back from the emergency room, after sticking an exacto pen-knife in my thigh.
i was cutting some plastic off a GI Joe helmet, and the knife slipped and i ended up sticking it in my leg. i pulled it out and a stream of blood shot out about a foot. it didn't hurt at all, but the first thing that came to mind were scenes in Black Hawk Down and Band of Brothers which involved soldiers dying after having an artery severed in their leg. the blood shot out of my leg just like it did to those woulded soldiers. that scared me, so i said without even looking at the wound, i'm going to the hospital!!!
now my wound was no where near as bad as something suffered on the battlefield, but i was bleeding all over everything. after getting a little lightheaded(cause i'm a big sissy) i finally got the bleeding to stop, and luckily a friend was here to drive me to the doctor.
when the nurse cleaned all the blood off my leg, i was kinda embarrased because the wound wasn't big, but the doctor got to looking at it, and said it was "rather deep". long story short, i got some stitches, and a tetnus shot, but they jiped me out of a sucker!
moral to the story, don't cut GI Joe helmets with a knife while holding it on your leg.