Band Your BooBoo
So I got a little papercut this morning taking some paper out of the printer (yawwwouch!) and it got me thinking, how is it possible that something as seemingly harmless as a piece of paper can actually cut through your skin and hurt so bad? So I did a little research:
According to Wikipedia:
Although a loose paper sheet is usually too soft to cut your skin, it can be very thin (sometimes as thin as a razor edge), being then able to exert high levels of pressure, enough to cut the skin. Paper cuts are most often caused by paper sheets that are strongly fastened together (such as brand new paper out of a ream), because one single paper sheet might be dislocated from the rest. Thus all the other sheets are holding this dislocated sheet in position, and the very small part held away from the rest can be stiff enough to act as a razor.
So unfortunately the first aid kit in my office had the regular boring tan band-aides but here are some really cool ones!
If I had some of these I wouldn’t be as bummed about the papercut!