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    How big are your acorns?

    I have just heard a message left by a parent explaining why her daughter is not at school today...

    "She has got concussion after being hit on the head when children were chucking acorns around in the playground. I have taken her to the hospital and they have said she should be kept quiet today because of the concussion"

    I haven't laughed as hard for ages...

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    LOL perhaps it is unfortunate wording - it said she had been hit on the head - it didn't specify that it was an acorn that hit her - more like another kid elbowed her or smacked her over the head with their arm/hand or whatever.

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    The acorn was still attached to the branch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    The acorn was still attached to the branch.
    Lol. I think that says it all

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    Bet the mum went nuts.....

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    I have just listened to the message again and she did say "...hit on the head by an acorn..."

    I think we had better issue hardhats for when the conkers start dropping...

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    Thats ace.

    The best one I heard was when someone was late. 'I left my bedroom window open over night, and the fog came in so I couldn't see my alarm clock....'

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    Quote Originally Posted by CESIL View Post
    I have just listened to the message again and she did say "...hit on the head by an acorn..."

    I think we had better issue hardhats for when the conkers start dropping...
    Considering the way I've seen kids chucking conkers [like at the bus in the morning...] I'm not surprised the kid has a concussion.

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    This thread title made me lol briefly

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    Quote Originally Posted by CESIL View Post
    I have just listened to the message again and she did say "...hit on the head by an acorn..."

    I think we had better issue hardhats for when the conkers start dropping...
    Ha ha haaaaaa concussion from an Acorn *rofl* oh god, I can't stop laughing. An overprotective bubble-wrap mother perchance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    Considering the way I've seen kids chucking conkers [like at the bus in the morning...] I'm not surprised the kid has a concussion.
    Well if it had been a conker then....

    Actually I don't think most of the kids here (a junior school) can throw anything very hard being from the soft games console generation

    There may be a case here though for doing some physics lessons to show that something as light as an acorn will bruise but not concuss due to it's lack of mass...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CESIL View Post
    There may be a case here though for doing some physics lessons to show that something as light as an acorn will bruise but not concuss due to it's lack of mass...
    You just need to throw it harder.

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    Sorry to interupt your collective sniggering, but if the acorn was flung quite hard and hit the child on the temple rather than another bit of the head it could well cause concussion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Sorry to interupt your collective sniggering, but if the acorn was flung quite hard and hit the child on the temple rather than another bit of the head it could well cause concussion.
    That's what I was saying. Sort of.

    I've seen windows smashed with a well aimed conker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    The acorn was still attached to the branch.
    Bet the branch was attached to an even bigger branch... or even the acorn tree!!!!

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