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There were plenty of ridiculous viral trends in 2016, but 2017 has already taken the cake for the dumbest ever seen – and we’re not even a week into the new year yet.
A sick ‘how-to guide’ has been circulating online which shows the brainless how to break your thumb ligament.
It’s been aptly titled: “If you are bored: How to break your thumb ligament.”
And it appears lots of people are bored.
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According to commenters, the trend is this guy’s fault:
People have even been sending him private messages threatening to sue for their now-broken ligaments.
But let’s be honest, if you were dumb enough to break your ligament because of something you saw on the Internet in the first place, chances are you don’t have the brain power to sue someone for it.
The NHS says torn hand ligaments can mean up to 12 weeks of recovery time, but it may take six months to return to normal movability.
If you write or type for a living (or you’re still in school), you’re shit out of luck – recovery time is around six to eight weeks.
Kids, definitely don’t try this at home.