Here’s a great story from Another Prepper
I heard the following story the other day:
A couple was out with some friends and met a man who was missing part of his finger. When he was asked what had happened, his story went something like this:
When he was growing up, his family had a well on their farm that had a pump. The pump had two pieces of metal that moved when the pump was used, and each piece had a round hole. At a very precise moment, those two holes would line up, and he and his brother would wait for that moment so that they could quickly stick a finger all the way through both holes and then pull it out before the pump continued on its way. The brothers played this game, and one day the man telling the story miscalculated his timing, and his finger was snapped off.
When the people listening commented on how stupid a practice that was, the man replied, “You think that was stupid? My brother has lost three fingers!”