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02-07-07, 04:52 PM #1
Kids are so much smarter today --- NOT.
Boy gets frostbite from Super Bowl run
Minn. teenager treated after continuing family tradition of halftime jaunt
The Associated Press
Updated: 8:57 p.m. ET Feb 6, 2007
BUFFALO, Minn. - A teenager who wanted to continue the family tradition of running around the garden barefoot during halftime of the Super Bowl game has learned a painful lesson.
It was 17 below zero at halftime Sunday in this city about 30 miles northwest of Minneapolis, and D.J. Brown's dad said it was too cold to continue the tradition. But the 18-year-old senior at Buffalo High School ran outside in his T-shirt and jeans, threw off his socks and shoes, and ran around the block.
Brown said he was outside only five minutes, but his feet started swelling and blistering when he got back inside. The pain was excruciating.
"I consider myself having a high pain threshold, and this was just so 10 out of 10," he said. "I was, like, chewing on a towel."
He was treated for second-degree frostbite on both feet at the burn center at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis and was on crutches and pain medication Monday. His burn specialist said he should be fine, but it'll take a few weeks.
"Cold weather is just as dangerous as pouring scalding water on your feet," said Dr. Leslie Smith.
Brown, who said he's a straight-A student, chalked up his actions to "teenage arrogance."
Brown hopes others will learn from his mistake. "I wouldn't want anyone else to go through this," he said.
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02-07-07, 05:07 PM #2
So...apparently it has been a tradition to pass down 2nd degree frostbite. Good job Dad.Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me
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02-07-07, 05:24 PM #3
02-07-07, 05:31 PM #4
The "tradition" normally consisted of running around the yard. The jackass kid decided he wanted to go around the block.The views expressed in the above post are the sole opinion of the author and do not reflect any official position by the author's employer and/or municipality.
02-07-07, 06:02 PM #5
The tradition is running around the backyard? What the...
02-07-07, 06:13 PM #6
Maybe it's a Minnesota thing.
He's lucky that he didn't lose any of his toes.
02-07-07, 11:58 PM #7
Must be pretty boring out there in Minnesota!Calm Like A Bomb...
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02-08-07, 12:36 AM #8
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02-08-07, 10:25 PM #9
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