Apparently, an Australian man was confused about the use of some basic hardware and used a few washers to assist his own hardware. The problem was, that, well embarassinly, the washers got stuck and uh sort of had to be removed in surgery (ouch!)

The Daily Telegraph has more details for those of you that are interested. However, I found the following description rather interesting….

Fire Rescue Officers spent more than an hour unsuccessfully attempting to remove the washers, before the man was taken into an operating theatre about 4.30am.

Surgeons took about 90 minutes to remove the washers using fire brigade equipment.

What is fire brigade equipment? I would think the fire brigade wouldn’t want their equipment anywhere near this guy! I am sure this guy will be the talk of the fire house for some time to come. What were all the parties thinking as the fire rescue officers worked FOR AN HOUR to take the washers off? What in the world would a guy do with a bunch of washers around his….? OK folks, keep the discussion PG rated! :)

It take all kinds of folks to keep this world interesting.

p.s. In case you were wondering, the man is reported to be OK.