Having good reflexes is not always the greatest thing to have. I had the lovely accident this past friday of catching a copper filler rod which I was using for welding. Normally just the tip is the hottest and what one should worry about. However just as luck would have it I had managed to have a quarter heated up. So I got it and it burned!! Human flesh that burns smells almost like something burning on the stove top. I kept it under cold water which is important as it stops the burning process. Eventually the pain went away later in the evening. The wound is not too bad. A little bit of a crater and a burn line almost half the width of my hand. My story will be a wild cheetah attack mind you. Makes for a good story. Much more heroic then catching a hot copper rod.

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