Just to add to the confusion, in South Africa . a light bulb is referred to as a GlobeI saw this posted on another modelling forum , reading the replies to this thread reminded me of it !
Q: How many people does it take to change a light bulb on a Forum?
A: 1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed.
14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently.
7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs.
17 purists who use candles and are offended by light bulb discussions.
6 to argue over whether it's 'lightbulb' or 'light bulb'.
Another 6 to condemn those 6 as stupid.
22 to tell THOSE 6 to stop being jackasses.
2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is 'lamp'.
15 know-it-alls who claim they were in the industry, and that 'light bulb' is perfectly correct.
19 to post that this page is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a light bulb page.
11 to defend the posting to this page saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant here.
36 to debate which method of changing light bulbs is superior, where to buy the best light bulbs, what brand of light bulbs work best for this technique and what brands are faulty.
7 to ask if the brands of light bulbs used are worth the money.
19 to tell them that if they like the light bulbs, buy them.
5 People to post pics of their own light bulbs.
15 People to post "I can't see S$%^!" and use their own light bulbs.
7 to post URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs.
4 to post that the URL's were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL's.
5 to post to the page that they will no longer post or are leaving because they cannot handle the $!%cking light bulb controversy.
6 to report the post or PM an admin because someone said "f÷×$"
4 to say "Didn't we go through this already a short time ago?".
13 to say "Do a search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs".
1 to bring politics into the discussion by adding that (insert politician of choice) isn't the brightest bulb.
4 more to get into personal attacks over their political views.
5 admins to ban the light bulb posters who took it all too seriously.
1 late arrival to comment on the original post 6 months later and start it all over again.
Getting away from the "air stories" for now and back to the splinter question.
I can't help much with how to avoid them other than luck or don't "DO" anything. I had a metal sliver in my thumd and went to the plant nurse, and she used an Exacto knife (sorry, it was YEARS ago) in the area I was complaining it hurt (poor me eh!?!). Anyway she worked the blade "flat" and parallel to the skin and dragged in a 90 degree pattern each way VERY slowly until she "caught" the sliver. This allowed her to lift it and grab it. Works for me now, except I use one of thoes replaceable sharp blades.
If you can see a splinter there are dozen of ways to remove it as described here. If you feel it, see the black spot but the sliver is below the shin surface the only way I know is to dig it out. The trick is to avoid letting the sliver be pounded in and break above the surface by neglecting it and grabbing stuff that bury it. I did not know about the needle made for that purpose and order a couple of packages.
I often wandered if a strong magnet can pull it out enough to be able to grab it.
If it work at all it may take days and I never had the patience to tape a magnet to my finger and wait.
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