If the eyes are the window to the soul, then the feet are surely connected straight to the brain. That's the only explanation for how irrationally angry we get when we step on a Lego or say, drop a shampoo bottle on a toe.

There are over 200,000 nerve ending in the sole of the feet, and I'll theorize that at least half of those are in the toes - and they're directly connected to the anger centers in the brain...and possibly the over-reaction center.

That's the only way I can explain how irrationally angry I got - and how much it hurt - when I dropped a full-bottle of shampoo on my big toe in the shower. I yelped so loudly that the dog got up and came in the bathroom to check on me - but not so loudly that my husband noticed - but that's another story. (Norman Bates could meet me in the shower and Dave wouldn't notice until it was dinner time and there was nothing to eat.)

Was it the pure stupidity of the injury that made me so angry? Or was it the fact that it was a toe? I don't know. I do know that for a few seconds, death seemed like a perfectly reasonable alternative to the pain I was experiencing.

Fortunately, I'm not the only one that's experienced an incredibly stupid injury - our informal Facebook survey included everything from near-death by cat, labor induced by dog, and broken toe from a barefoot kick to the butt. You've got to read them to believe them:

What's your worst stupid injury?


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