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Date: 05/03/06 02:05 AM

37 Responses to Fainting Soldier

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    May 3, 2006 at 2:35 am
    Link: Fainting Soldier - I don`t think he`s quite ready for battle.
  2. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
    2960 posts
    May 3, 2006 at 3:41 am
    I feel waaay safer now.
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    mikallang Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2006 at 4:02 am
    probably passed out from the heat...see all that gear hes got on? jeez...
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    maples Male 13-17
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    May 3, 2006 at 4:24 am
    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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    upendy Female 13-17
    1211 posts
    May 3, 2006 at 4:25 am
    i didnt think the other soldiers were allowed to keep him upright;-/.
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    Clayboy Male 18-29
    651 posts
    May 3, 2006 at 5:29 am
    Why does this remind me of the movie "Weekend at Bernies"?
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    Free_Bird Male 18-29
    61 posts
    May 3, 2006 at 8:58 am
    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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    mischief83 Male 18-29
    186 posts
    May 3, 2006 at 9:37 am
    dont lock your knees!
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    UKJess86 Female 18-29
    125 posts
    May 3, 2006 at 9:48 am
    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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    Cindy_ Female 30-39
    531 posts
    May 3, 2006 at 9:53 am
    Aww, poor guy. You KNOW they will never let him live this down.
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    YevraHNairB Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2006 at 10:08 am
    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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    ryan14 Male 13-17
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    May 3, 2006 at 10:59 am
    probably fainted from heat with all that stuff hes got on
    poor guy
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    Samela Female 18-29
    192 posts
    May 3, 2006 at 11:02 am
    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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    slinky0 Female 30-39
    1468 posts
    May 3, 2006 at 11:52 am
    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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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4019 posts
    May 3, 2006 at 12:30 pm
    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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    momto2 Female 18-29
    109 posts
    May 3, 2006 at 12:30 pm
    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.
  17. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
    2960 posts
    May 3, 2006 at 1:11 pm
    you know what? I figured it out. He was probably standing with locked knees.
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    Cindy_ Female 30-39
    531 posts
    May 3, 2006 at 1:17 pm
    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.
    You`re a genius. haha
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    sking7 Male 30-39
    117 posts
    May 3, 2006 at 2:21 pm
    I wonder if he has a French ancestry... They`re quick to fall over in battle.
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    Willowpuff Female 18-29
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    May 3, 2006 at 3:11 pm
    Why does standing with locked knees have an affect?
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    Papapimpin Male 18-29
    528 posts
    May 3, 2006 at 3:19 pm
    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.
  22. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
    2960 posts
    May 3, 2006 at 3:29 pm
    -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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    0verclock3d Male 13-17
    230 posts
    May 3, 2006 at 4:26 pm
    Yeah, if you stand up for too long, you faint. Simple as that.
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    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
    2783 posts
    May 3, 2006 at 6:04 pm
    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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    deaf_woman Male 30-39
    2721 posts
    May 3, 2006 at 8:48 pm
    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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    h0ax_d3m0n Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2006 at 9:13 pm
    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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    B-Hazard Male 18-29
    2960 posts
    May 3, 2006 at 11:20 pm
    I think you`re on to something deaf_woman
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    yo-i-am-luke Male 18-29
    626 posts
    May 4, 2006 at 11:31 am
    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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    ConverseUK Male 18-29
    1271 posts
    May 4, 2006 at 4:52 pm
    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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    Cindy_ Female 30-39
    531 posts
    May 4, 2006 at 5:21 pm
    A pox on the next dumb-ass that mentions locked knees!
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    AaronE Male 18-29
    54 posts
    May 4, 2006 at 10:55 pm
    Dont lock your knees soldier :-) aww everyone already knows that apparantly.. i was hoping i`d sound smart :-P
  32. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
    2960 posts
    May 5, 2006 at 12:17 am
    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.
  33. Profile photo of Cindy_
    Cindy_ Female 30-39
    531 posts
    May 5, 2006 at 8:07 am
    Smartypants...
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    Sabre200000 Male 18-29
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    May 5, 2006 at 11:08 am
    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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    Olragix Male 18-29
    1080 posts
    May 6, 2006 at 7:18 pm
    Ok..
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    gregor_samsa Male 18-29
    462 posts
    May 6, 2006 at 7:23 pm
    Two words: stupid american.
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    yuly Female 18-29
    670 posts
    May 7, 2006 at 5:17 pm
    or may be he was drunk

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