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Date: 12/28/10 10:03 AM

51 Responses to The Short Lifespan Of A Syringe Needle [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of bxwfeathers
    bxwfeathers Female 13-17
    17 posts
    December 28, 2010 at 10:01 am
    Link: The Short Lifespan Of A Syringe Needle - Well, this makes me completely second-guess my intravenous heroin habit.
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    Trojan Male 18-29
    511 posts
    December 28, 2010 at 10:10 am
    Huh
  3. Profile photo of Geogypsy
    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2546 posts
    December 28, 2010 at 10:11 am
    Better hope that your tetanus shot is up to date!
  4. Profile photo of s0rd3dvis1on
    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
    2389 posts
    December 28, 2010 at 10:19 am
    that cant be real metal harder than skin why does it degrade?
  5. Profile photo of shappy
    shappy Male 18-29
    757 posts
    December 28, 2010 at 10:22 am
    this poster is in my doctors office
  6. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
    2697 posts
    December 28, 2010 at 10:22 am
    oh my o_o
  7. Profile photo of Boomsie
    Boomsie Female 18-29
    252 posts
    December 28, 2010 at 10:25 am
    shudder
  8. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
    2697 posts
    December 28, 2010 at 10:26 am
    i`m wondering what type of needle this is and what the source is.. can`t decide if this is credible or not
  9. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    December 28, 2010 at 10:28 am
    Wow I certainly wasn`t expecting this.
  10. Profile photo of addler
    addler Male 13-17
    778 posts
    December 28, 2010 at 10:30 am
    "that cant be real metal harder than skin why does it degrade?"

    that is mostly bending, and the bending causes the rest of the metal to warp.

    we never say "paperclips are harder than skin, why do they bend? do we?

    the rest of it though just looks icky tho :(
  11. Profile photo of DeathToLems
    DeathToLems Female 18-29
    1435 posts
    December 28, 2010 at 10:31 am
    nasty
  12. Profile photo of DixxyRarr
    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    December 28, 2010 at 11:04 am
    Ooooo! Interesting. Does that mean that those teeny metal shards are getting stuck in my eyeball when I shoot up? Bummer.
  13. Profile photo of EricWRN
    EricWRN Male 30-39
    590 posts
    December 28, 2010 at 11:05 am
    in all fairness this needle was used on Joan Rivers
  14. Profile photo of patchouly
    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    December 28, 2010 at 11:16 am
    I have a friend who is a diabetic. He says that he`s had to use his needle twice before (because it was too late to get out to buy new ones) and it was terribly painful. The new needles are definitely "One Time Use".
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    kribbe Male 18-29
    2006 posts
    December 28, 2010 at 12:16 pm
    great, as if needles wasn`t scary enough
  16. Profile photo of FairSpirit
    FairSpirit Female 30-39
    115 posts
    December 28, 2010 at 12:34 pm
    I SO didn`t know this! I am very glad I am not having to use any kind of needles. And if I ever do, medically, I pray I never have to use one more than once. :-( That`s awful!
  17. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    December 28, 2010 at 1:19 pm
    What a crappy product
  18. Profile photo of Dad4Life
    Dad4Life Male 50-59
    2068 posts
    December 28, 2010 at 2:01 pm
    Damn Chinese syringe needles.
  19. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    December 28, 2010 at 2:47 pm
    Wow, thats just interesting!
  20. Profile photo of 3justme3
    3justme3 Female 18-29
    498 posts
    December 28, 2010 at 2:55 pm
    Needles are pretty gross.
  21. Profile photo of Slmmhmmr161
    Slmmhmmr161 Male 18-29
    606 posts
    December 28, 2010 at 3:05 pm
    It`s not that it`s a "Crappy Product", IV Needles are not built to be used more than once, because of how finely crafted and sharp they are, and the fact that multiple uses is dangerously unsanitary.
  22. Profile photo of Chaim
    Chaim Male 30-39
    167 posts
    December 28, 2010 at 3:09 pm
    That`s why you should just smoke crack.
  23. Profile photo of premierwondr
    premierwondr Male 18-29
    975 posts
    December 28, 2010 at 3:15 pm
    Needles scare the poo out of me. If I had diabetes I would either be dead or I would have to be held down on a nightly basis and have someone else inject me.
  24. Profile photo of NitroJunkie
    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
    758 posts
    December 28, 2010 at 3:38 pm
    Premierwondr-
    That`s why they have insulin pills now- if you catch the sugar early and manage it properly, you shouldn`t need intravenous insulin.
  25. Profile photo of SlimPickins
    SlimPickins Male 18-29
    120 posts
    December 28, 2010 at 4:05 pm
    you know the human male genitalia react the same way.
  26. Profile photo of Gleeballs
    Gleeballs Female 18-29
    850 posts
    December 28, 2010 at 4:10 pm
    eww i didnt know that...
  27. Profile photo of Narikotsu
    Narikotsu Female 13-17
    164 posts
    December 28, 2010 at 4:30 pm
    NitroJunkie, insulin pills are only for type 2 diabetics. I run out of money, I wind up using `number six` needles. Fun stuff.
  28. Profile photo of yagovaggo
    yagovaggo Male 30-39
    476 posts
    December 28, 2010 at 4:43 pm
    LOL @ Chaim
  29. Profile photo of Lameworld
    Lameworld Male 18-29
    51 posts
    December 28, 2010 at 5:43 pm
    @s0rd3dvis1on

    Think about the fact that this is hugely magnified, metal is very pliable, and a strand of hair has more tension strength then a same sized strand of metal
  30. Profile photo of SmilinSam
    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3599 posts
    December 28, 2010 at 6:55 pm
    soo... when you get a tatoo and that needle goes in and out of your skin a billion times what does it look like after?
  31. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    December 28, 2010 at 7:58 pm
    @ S.Sam
    They are different types of needles.
  32. Profile photo of xphile_1002
    xphile_1002 Female 30-39
    108 posts
    December 28, 2010 at 8:21 pm
    Ew...this gave me chills...ew...
  33. Profile photo of Agent00Smith
    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
    2581 posts
    December 28, 2010 at 10:01 pm
    Yeah this doesn`t apply to me but okay.
  34. Profile photo of bhavik15
    bhavik15 Male 13-17
    41 posts
    December 28, 2010 at 10:18 pm
    Makes my veins hurt...
  35. Profile photo of moefreak
    moefreak Female 18-29
    1963 posts
    December 28, 2010 at 10:29 pm
    Well, not really an issue for me since the only needles that I get poked with are the ones that at the doctor`s, who only use each needle just the once.
  36. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4007 posts
    December 28, 2010 at 11:39 pm
    Yeah a tattoo needle is more like a nail than a syringe.
  37. Profile photo of bumbleBB
    bumbleBB Female 18-29
    1113 posts
    December 29, 2010 at 1:05 am
    Hmm this is interesting as I often contemplate the sharpness of the objects I impale my patients with. Sure I only stick it through skin once, but in many cases I have previously forced it through the plastic top of a vial prior to injecting someone.... The worst feeling is one patient who for some reason always feels like I`m tearing her skin as I inject her....EVERY DAMN DAY.
  38. Profile photo of Kickan
    Kickan Male 18-29
    243 posts
    December 29, 2010 at 3:17 am
    So kids, remember to always use fresh needles when injecting your drugs.
  39. Profile photo of QH_girl
    QH_girl Female 18-29
    99 posts
    December 29, 2010 at 6:01 am
    The last one is zoomed in a whole bunch....not arguing their point, but it does cheat a little.
  40. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36213 posts
    December 29, 2010 at 6:53 am
    The lesson learned here today is that it`s better to ingest or smoke your drugs.

    Say "NO" to needles!


  41. Profile photo of chimmeychang
    chimmeychang Male 30-39
    685 posts
    December 29, 2010 at 9:01 am
    used 6 times doing what exactly? oh that`s right, they didn`t say...
  42. Profile photo of ada_baby
    ada_baby Female 18-29
    282 posts
    December 29, 2010 at 10:07 am
    Its for a diabetic needle company, i see this pic everyday at the pharmacy i work at..
  43. Profile photo of Quackor
    Quackor Male 18-29
    2856 posts
    December 29, 2010 at 10:13 am
    were they injecting wood?
  44. Profile photo of SoberGuy
    SoberGuy Male 18-29
    347 posts
    December 29, 2010 at 12:18 pm
    used 6 times to stab a rock
  45. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4812 posts
    December 29, 2010 at 2:04 pm
    See how the last picture is magnified 50 time more than the third.
    Total shenanigans is total
  46. Profile photo of Spider_sol
    Spider_sol Male 18-29
    1452 posts
    December 29, 2010 at 6:09 pm
    I believe this, fully. People calling shenanigans think about it, the "used once" looks "realistic" right? Well not there isn`t a sharp point, it is slightly bending down. So now you use it again and it pulls it down more, and is slightly (but maybe not noticeably) harder to push in.
  47. Profile photo of duckflash
    duckflash Female 13-17
    570 posts
    December 29, 2010 at 7:36 pm
    no problem, ill just get a rock from the sidewalk and sharpen it back up.
  48. Profile photo of mvangild
    mvangild Male 30-39
    527 posts
    December 29, 2010 at 8:19 pm
    Looks like you need a hammer to get the needle in after six times.

    And, yes, the magnification is larger on the last picture, but the damage to the needle is real. The needle shows similar damage after two times. No shenanigans here, folks.
  49. Profile photo of deadpopstar
    deadpopstar Female 18-29
    497 posts
    December 30, 2010 at 12:23 am
    D`:

    I hate needles and now I can`t stop imagining the last one ripping my veins apart.
  50. Profile photo of acanatane
    acanatane Female 18-29
    276 posts
    December 30, 2010 at 3:46 am
    "See how the last picture is magnified 50 time more than the third. Total shenanigans is total"


    It may be more magnified, but tbh, I wouldnt want the one thats been used twice pericing my arm, so even the effects after 6 times are the same as 2, the point still stands, the needles fraked.
  51. Profile photo of xhaseox
    xhaseox Male 18-29
    519 posts
    December 30, 2010 at 5:37 am
    X_X dont like needles

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