Fainting Soldier

Submitted by: buddy 11 years ago in Entertainment
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I don"t think he"s quite ready for battle.
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Female 670
or may be he was drunk
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Male 462
Two words: stupid american.
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Male 1,079
Ok..
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Male 1,039
LOL...I like how they got right back into formation after he fell. The guy on the end even fills in his space.
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Female 531
Smartypants...
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Male 2,958
I guess since I`m not the `next` person that said something about locked kness, I can go ahead and say it`s not a good idea to stand with locked kness when standing for a long time.
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Male 54
Dont lock your knees soldier :-) aww everyone already knows that apparantly.. i was hoping i`d sound smart :-P
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Female 531
A pox on the next dumb-ass that mentions locked knees!
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Male 1,270
This actually really happens quite a lot. Here in the UK I was in the army cadets for about 4 years and people always used to pass oput on parade. Try standing in 1 position in all that kit in the boilin heat for a few hours. Instead of not locking his knees, he should be wiggling his toes in his boots...thats meant to help a lot.
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Male 626
I used to be a Sargent in the CCF wich is the army kinda (almost a Colour Sargent but I went to college instead of staying on). We had a 6 hour parade, where a X-Army guy came around and inspected us. Two people passed out form staying still to long and everyone else went pale. All that and he didn`t say much, just said my boots were very good and my beret was not slightly asque. Then asked me if I play rugby and where I stand.
Anyway it is from staying still for a long time and your blood curculation weakens. The ones who fainted got given a cup of hot chocolot and was sat in the corner. Peace out.
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Male 2,958
I think you`re on to something deaf_woman
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Male 2,510
he could of caught a plague, and now the whole platoon is infected and its going to spread and were all going to die! or maybe thats not going to happen...but be warned!
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Male 2,720
I wonder if it might have something to do with his knees?

Just a wild guess. They might`ve been locked. I read somewhere that`s not great.

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Male 2,781
YEAH DON`T LOCK YOUR KNEES!!! AS IT HAS BEEN EXPLAINED FOR MANY TIMES, IT RESTRICTS THE CIRCULATION OF A MAJOR ARTERY CHANGING THE BLOOD FLOW AND BLOOD PRESSURE WHICH CAUSES YOU TO PASS OUT. HAPPENS A LOT DURING WEDDINGS 2, A LOT OF PEOPLE DON`T KNOW THIS. I GUESS NOW YOU PEOPLE KNOW WHY PEOPLE COLLAPSE DURING WEDDINGS, I HAD TO TELL THAT TO EVERYBODY ELSE WHEN THE GROOM PASSED OUT. IT WASN`T FROM THE OVERWHELMING EMOTION...DUMBASS LOCKED HIS KNEES.
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Male 230
Yeah, if you stand up for too long, you faint. Simple as that.
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Male 2,958
-Why does standing with locked knees have an affect?-

"We`re told NOT to lock your knees for this very reason, but when standing in one place for a long time, it sometimes is hard not lock your knees, because it seems more comfortable. But, it cuts off circulation in a major artery, and there you go."

As quoted from 5 posts above yours.

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Male 528
lol sking7. Also, can no one ever say tis again? tis fuc.king annoying. I never knew that bout lockin your knees, but i think i have this prob alot. Good practical advice. Thanks guys.
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Female 2,220
Why does standing with locked knees have an affect?
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Male 117
I wonder if he has a French ancestry... They`re quick to fall over in battle.
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Female 531
[quote]On 5/3/2006 1:11:01 PM B-Hazard wrote: you know what? I figured it out. He was probably standing with locked knees.[/quote]
You`re a genius. haha
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Male 2,958
you know what? I figured it out. He was probably standing with locked knees.
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Female 109
It looks like it was a change of command ceremony. The guy had probably been standing there for at least an hour. He probably went out drinking the night before and was dehydrated or he was standing with his knees locked. It is fairly common to see this in formations that last more than 10 minutes.
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Male 4,014
He fainted from, as someone above said, LOCKED KNEES. Nothing else. To be clear, the military specifically tells troops NOT to lock their knees.

Its actually very common and has less to do with the heat and the equipment than just locking up your knees. I know because I`ve seen it first hand, in military formations. We`re told NOT to lock your knees for this very reason, but when standing in one place for a long time, it sometimes is hard not lock your knees, because it seems more comfortable. But, it cuts off circulation in a major artery, and there you go. Poor guy, I`m sure he was trying to fight through it, thats why he feel forward instead of just collapsing.

I`ve seen people turn completely white before they just had to break formation, otherwise they`d collapse, and if it happens, they aren`t going to punish you for it, it happens that often.

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Female 1,468
I hear fainting fairly common. The uniforms are hot and heavy, and you have to stand like that for a long time.
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Female 192
They`re all standing there with locked knees. I can`t figure out why the military would want them to potentially faint over like that. Weird. It was probably a combination of that and the heat, though.
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Male 2,057
probably fainted from heat with all that stuff hes got on
poor guy
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Male 579
mischief83 hit is on the head, locking your knees is a death-sentence! I cant tell you how many people I`ve seen faint on stage during high-school plays/musicals back when I was there. Oh wait I guess I CAN tell you. About 8 or so.
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Female 531
Aww, poor guy. You KNOW they will never let him live this down.
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Female 125
yeh could be anything - hadn`t eaten/drank enough yet, standing up too long etc.. once i was kept waiting ages at the train station cause there was a problem with a ticket i`d ordered online and my legs felt really weak and stuff and i sat down.. i musta looked like a twit, but no-one asked me if i was alright for ages! eventually a station worker happened to pass by tho and i just said i was ok i just couldn`t stand up for very long... moving around helps cause it kinda keeps everything going. poor guy tho the others trying to stay in line and not really stopping him early enough but good that they helped him down
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Male 186
dont lock your knees!
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Male 61
Yeah Mikal you are proberly right about the heat. I use to play football in high school and on the two a days practices on really hot days I have seen my teammates pass out or almost pass out. We even had a kid suffer from heatstroke one practice.
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Male 650
Why does this remind me of the movie "Weekend at Bernies"?
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Female 1,211
i didnt think the other soldiers were allowed to keep him upright;-/.
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Male 1,217
when u get into a war, just do that. i wonder what happens if everyone does that? tis a bad influence.
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Male 610
probably passed out from the heat...see all that gear hes got on? jeez...
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Male 2,958
I feel waaay safer now.
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Male 10,115
Link: Fainting Soldier [Rate Link] - I don`t think he`s quite ready for battle.
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