I get it if you're old and have withered bones and such, but if you're young and supple, and the stairs are in your home (not some concrete office stairwell stairs), how bad can they hurt you?
|by Anonymous||reply 106||September 30, 2020 7:36 PM|
Well, you could easily break your neck, for starters.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||September 27, 2020 5:24 PM|
You’re not young and supple, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||September 27, 2020 5:25 PM|
It doesn't work with toddlers.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||September 27, 2020 5:26 PM|
They're great for dealing with unwanted pregnancies.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||September 27, 2020 5:30 PM|
What exactly are you planning, OP?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||September 27, 2020 5:31 PM|
No, but they can teach your gf a lesson.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||September 27, 2020 5:34 PM|
Well, that depends.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||September 27, 2020 5:36 PM|
A friend fell down his basement stairs and broke his neck. Took him 3 days to die in hospital. Not recommended, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||September 27, 2020 5:36 PM|
My favorite cousin fell down the stairs, broke her neck and died. She was 62 and had just retired. I still think of her every day.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||September 27, 2020 5:38 PM|
It all depends upon what you hit on the way down, and how you land. Yes, you can die falling down the stairs.
I am convinced that stairs are the number one weapon that cats use to murder humans. Oops, cat trips you and the stairs, down you go, and one more down in the feline plot to take over the world.
I would like a study done to determine how what percentage of deaths/injury caused by tumbles down the stairs occur in home with cats.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||September 27, 2020 5:40 PM|
Aside from breaking your neck, it's more likely that you can rupture a major blood vessel and bleed out internally. It could happen in your brain, you'll slowly bleed out and lose consciousness, same as a hemorrhagic stroke.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||September 27, 2020 5:42 PM|
In a SCOTUS nominee’s home, yes it can.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||September 27, 2020 5:48 PM|
I think we need a carefully controlled study on this matter. May I suggest we use the people's White House as the laboratory and the so-called POTUS, spawn and purchased wives as the subject group?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||September 27, 2020 6:01 PM|
Maybe OP was sent for a tumble down the stairs as an infant. Impaired cognitive function is common after a traumatic brain injury.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||September 27, 2020 6:02 PM|
Not if you drink the potion 🧪
|by Anonymous||reply 15||September 27, 2020 6:04 PM|
The mother of a girl I knew in high school fell down the stairs in her home. She hit her head and was comatose for about a week, then died (or was possibly taken off life support - I didn't want to ask.) Yes it can happen.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||September 27, 2020 6:06 PM|
My grandfather at 82 got knocked down the steps by a 35-year-old woman he brought home from a bar when she opened his apartment door.
Fractured skull, dead in 15 minutes.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||September 27, 2020 6:07 PM|
R9 Oh, I’m so sorry. What a tragic end.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||September 27, 2020 6:11 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 19||September 27, 2020 6:11 PM|
[quote] My grandfather at 82 got knocked down the steps by a 35-year-old woman he brought home from a bar when she opened his apartment door.
That’s not what really happened to Granpops. We just wanted to protect your delicate sensibilities.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||September 27, 2020 6:14 PM|
Don’t be daft OP, of course it can.
And you should probably stay away from stairs, in general.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||September 27, 2020 6:14 PM|
I was in my mid-50s when it happened, but I got up in the middle of the night to get a drink of water. Missed the first step on the way down,, fell on my back and then fell to the bottom of the stars. My sister, who was visiting at the time, thought it was hilarious.
If this had happened 20 years later, I'd probably be dead
|by Anonymous||reply 22||September 27, 2020 6:21 PM|
That was such a stunning performance from Gene, r4.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||September 27, 2020 6:22 PM|
The guy in the OP pic had a great ass, but he couldn't live forever.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||September 27, 2020 6:23 PM|
[quote=That was such a stunning performance from Gene
You should have seen what she did to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||September 27, 2020 6:24 PM|
Famous people who died from falling down stairs: Gary Coleman, Laura Ashley, Sandy Denny
|by Anonymous||reply 26||September 27, 2020 6:27 PM|
I've been pushed down stairs 28 times and I'm fine
|by Anonymous||reply 27||September 27, 2020 6:29 PM|
Are we talking fall or...push?
|by Anonymous||reply 28||September 27, 2020 6:33 PM|
My mother fell down the stairs going to her basement while doing laundry in February- thankfully didn’t die but broke her hip so badly she’s needed two surgeries to fix it (possibly a third). The pain she feels is near constant without icing and pain meds.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||September 27, 2020 6:36 PM|
These things happen.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||September 27, 2020 6:46 PM|
Than you, R24! Started scrolling and was wondering why it took so long for someone to add that comment.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||September 27, 2020 6:48 PM|
Interesting idea. How doo I make the staircase attack the man?
|by Anonymous||reply 32||September 27, 2020 6:50 PM|
David Niven's 28-year old wife, Primmie, fell down the stairs leading to the cellar in Tyrone Power and wife Annabella's home while playing a game of "Sardines." Cesar Romero and Oleg Cassini, who was there with his wife Gene Tierney, carried Primmie upstairs, but she died the following night after surgery, with a fractured skull and brain lacerations. Also there that night in 1946 were Rex Harrison and Lili Palmer, and Richard Greene and Pat Medina.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||September 27, 2020 6:54 PM|
You'll only lose your job OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||September 27, 2020 7:02 PM|
It makes you ask, r33, was that game of Sardines really worth it?
|by Anonymous||reply 35||September 27, 2020 7:04 PM|
I was at a friends home looking for a drink a water in the middle of the night. I too fell down the stairs by missing a step in the dark.
Hit the wood floor at the bottom. Ouch.
At 78 yo, working out daily really helped in slowing my fall along with the wood floor. Other than bruises nothing happened.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||September 27, 2020 7:09 PM|
I’m sorry officer, I wish I could help, but I never saw the man. I just heard “Move it along, toots,” felt a shove and the next thing I knew I was in the ambulance. He had a lisp, if that helps. And I think I remember smelling lilacs.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||September 27, 2020 7:17 PM|
R35, the even sadder thing about Primmie is she had only arrived in America two months prior, ready to start life anew as Niven was anxious to resume his Hollywood movie career after his stint in British Army fighting the Nazis. She left a gilded life in England (she was the granddaughter of the 6th Marquess of Downshire) only to die playing a parlor game in LA.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||September 27, 2020 7:22 PM|
[quote] Famous people who died from falling down stairs: Gary Coleman,
He didn’t die by falling down stairs.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||September 27, 2020 7:25 PM|
Edna St Vincent Millay says yes.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||September 27, 2020 7:28 PM|
Yes, a friend fell downstairs while walking in his sleep. Died.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||September 27, 2020 7:34 PM|
What kind of moron would ask a stupid question like this? Bones break; breaking your spine leads to paralysis and/or death; also: breaking your skull is pretty bad too. This doesn't even address internal injuries, or breaking both legs in a remote/isolated location and starving to death before help finds you.
How dumb do you have to be to think falling down the stairs is like playing on the slide at the playground?
[quote]and the stairs are in your home (not some concrete office stairwell stairs),
Do you think everyone has the same stairs as you? Why do I picture wall to wall shag carpeting on your parents basement stairs when I type this?
|by Anonymous||reply 42||September 27, 2020 7:38 PM|
I love you, r42. I really do.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||September 27, 2020 7:43 PM|
Yes, but to have *two* wives die from a stair fall?
|by Anonymous||reply 44||September 27, 2020 7:45 PM|
It can stunt your growth.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||September 27, 2020 7:53 PM|
one story house!
|by Anonymous||reply 46||September 27, 2020 7:57 PM|
D. U. H.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||September 27, 2020 8:02 PM|
Well, r39. Gary Coleman was admitted to the hospital in critical condition after falling down the stairs possibly after having a seizure. He was conscious the next day but quickly deteriorated, was put on life support and died. Mind you this is from Wikipedia, I have no further information. It might not meet your criteria, but in my book that’s enough proximity from stair fall to death to add poor Gary to my list.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||September 27, 2020 8:07 PM|
R26, Edna St. Vincent Millay also died falling down the stairs
|by Anonymous||reply 49||September 27, 2020 8:12 PM|
Ralph Carney, the legendary saxophone player for Tom Waits, B-52's, Elvis Costello and many more, died falling down his stairs. I know someone in Portland, OR who was visiting with Ralph at his home just the evening before. Then we heard the news the next day.
Totally vital and alive one moment, and completely gone from this world the next.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||September 27, 2020 8:17 PM|
Miss Gene Tierney showed women how they could kill their unborn babies by purposely falling down stairs in LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN (45).
|by Anonymous||reply 51||September 27, 2020 8:29 PM|
Wow, feeling lucky. I heard my phone ring downstairs. Turns out it was the second job offer I was to receive that day, after extended dissatisfaction at my then-current position. I ran down the stairs, but fell midway and landed on my back. (Imagine your feet flipping upward in front of you.) I was about 32, and had a bruise on my back for about 4 weeks, then took the job of my dreams (at the time), and made a bunch of money. Never even considered I may have died until I read the posts above.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||September 27, 2020 8:32 PM|
You can die falling UP the stairs too.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||September 27, 2020 8:37 PM|
Irna Phillips hated the character of Liz Talbot on [italic]As the World Turns.[/italic] So in 1973, she memorably killed Liz by having Liz rupture her spleen falling [italic]up[/italic] the stairs. It has remained one of the more outlandish deaths in soap opera lore, even all these decades later.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||September 27, 2020 8:40 PM|
Whoa, R53, GMTA. Beat me to it by 4 minutes!
|by Anonymous||reply 55||September 27, 2020 8:41 PM|
On EastEnders, Ian Beale's third wife, Laura, died from a fall on stairs (she tripped over a child's toy).
|by Anonymous||reply 56||September 27, 2020 8:42 PM|
Has no one here ever heard of a hand rail?
|by Anonymous||reply 57||September 27, 2020 8:44 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 58||September 27, 2020 8:46 PM|
I have fainted couches strategically places at the end of stairs in case I become faint, like when I heard news Le Senatrice might be losing her election! I NEVER!
|by Anonymous||reply 59||September 27, 2020 8:50 PM|
I broke my shoulder falling down the stairs.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||September 27, 2020 8:51 PM|
I nearly died from a fall in my hallway, which didn't even involve stairs, so I've become especially wary around stairs since then. You might not have life-threatening injuries (I had a badly broken arm), but if you can't make it to a phone to call for help, and you're stuck without food, water, and your Rx drugs for several days, you really are facing a possibly fatal injury. If you're single, it's important that you have some kind of plan in place for injuries at home.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||September 27, 2020 9:02 PM|
Unfortunately, I'm the Fall King. I've lost track of how many falls I've taken on stairs since I was a kid. I should have been a stunt man. I've bruised my ribs and ended up with a herniated disc. My last bad fall was about a year ago when I got a huge lump on my forehead and the most decorative black eye I've ever seen. It looked like KISS makeup. I went skulking around wearing dark glasses for a long time when in public, but apparently it fooled nobody, because a bank clerk took one look at me and said "Wow! That's quite a bruise, isn't it?"
I was scolded severely by my partner, who thought I should have gone to emergency. He's probably right, but they might have thought that he was responsible for it
|by Anonymous||reply 62||September 27, 2020 9:09 PM|
"My name is Talky Tina and you better be nice to me"
|by Anonymous||reply 63||September 27, 2020 9:13 PM|
If you fall make sure Carol Burnett is there to call a doctor for you.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||September 27, 2020 9:16 PM|
No, r48. Wikipedia is incorrect, at least according to all I've read about it. They even did an “Autopsy” episode on him.
He went down to the kitchen (not falling down the stairs) and fell in the kitchen for unknown reasons, striking his head on the kitchen floor. He was also on blood thinners which didn’t help in terms of bleeding. It’s suspected he had a stroke while standing in the kitchen. The whole stairs thing came into play when his ex-wife, with whom he was living (strange, huh?) refused to go downstairs and assist, claiming she couldn’t see blood or she would pass out. She told 911 he may have fallen down the stairs, but EMS found him in the kitchen, relatively far from the stairs.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||September 27, 2020 9:16 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 66||September 27, 2020 9:19 PM|
Actually, R42, you would die from dehydration after 3 or 4 days. A blessing, compared to the prolonged suffering from starvation.
That really was a thoughtless question, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||September 27, 2020 9:19 PM|
Imagine 350 lbs of fatness rolling down the stairs, if it doesn't kill itself, it might just finish off someone else.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||September 27, 2020 9:26 PM|
I find myself tripping over the minor things or thinking I did things when I was young why can't I still do the same thing. I have caught myself from tripping. I once was coming up my cellar stairs carrying my laundry basket and missed a step and scraped the side of my arm on the cement wall.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||September 27, 2020 9:31 PM|
Now I have to find the full Talky Tina episode. That doll is the kind of bitch I like.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||September 27, 2020 9:38 PM|
My partner's cousin died from falling down the stairs, and he was young and fit. Maybe early 40's?
It was fast, but awful for those left behind.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||September 27, 2020 9:38 PM|
Are you planning an accident, OP? Want to see how believable it sounds?
|by Anonymous||reply 72||September 27, 2020 9:39 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 73||September 27, 2020 10:02 PM|
Even the steps to the front porch can be deadly.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||September 27, 2020 11:13 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 75||September 27, 2020 11:18 PM|
I found Al here at the bottom of these stairs. It was tragic, just tragic I tell you.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||September 28, 2020 1:31 AM|
Ask Jeffrey Hunter. Oh wait...
|by Anonymous||reply 77||September 28, 2020 1:37 AM|
Will it kill you,?
There's only one way to find out.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||September 28, 2020 9:30 AM|
Fritz Wunderlich, the greatest tenor of all times , died from falling down the stairs, a week before he was scheduled to debut at the Met. Pavarotti, the fat fuck, lived on to sing Nessun Dorms another 7000 times.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||September 28, 2020 10:28 AM|
Does anyone know what OP is plotting? OP, you aren't a scheming vixen from a soap opera are you?
|by Anonymous||reply 80||September 28, 2020 1:17 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 81||September 28, 2020 1:38 PM|
Per R26, incomparable singer-songwriter / Fairport Convention member Sandy Denny. Back in the Seventies, age 36, I believe. "Tragic" doesn't begin to describe it.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||September 28, 2020 1:56 PM|
R79 Interesting to learn about Wunderlich. I heard this cause of death ascribed to the great Swedish tenor Jussi Bjorling (1911-1960) but Wikipedia states that Jussi died from an enlarged heart.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||September 28, 2020 2:12 PM|
Yes you can. Someone’s wife broke her neck and she only fell down three steps but landed very nasty and died two days later
|by Anonymous||reply 84||September 28, 2020 2:35 PM|
[quote] am convinced that stairs are the number one weapon that cats use to murder humans. Oops, cat trips you and the stairs, down you go, and one more down in the feline plot to take over the world.
R10 You are correct. As soon as I walk near the staircase, my old cat perches on the top step just waiting for me to start down. It's insane. I'm fortunate I both of my staircases have railings so I've learned to hold on to them when I'm walking down the stairs.
I had a favorite aunt who tripped over her golden retriever while going down the basement stairs. The coroner estimated she was dead for a couple days prior to being found at the bottom of the stairs. Ugh.
I guess our pets do 'love us to death.'
|by Anonymous||reply 85||September 28, 2020 2:38 PM|
How would anyone know your aunt tripped over her dog, r85?
|by Anonymous||reply 86||September 28, 2020 3:16 PM|
OP = Brad Pascale posting from the psyche ward
|by Anonymous||reply 87||September 28, 2020 3:20 PM|
Don’t worry, r80. I’m on to him.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||September 28, 2020 3:34 PM|
Don’t do it, OP.
I’ve seen enough Forensic Files to know they always catch you.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||September 28, 2020 3:34 PM|
You will probably do better if you are drunk because you will be all loose. I have done it twice. First time I was hammered and walked away with no problems. Second time I was not and kept trying to regain my footing. I think they call it careening. Ended up with a broken arm.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||September 28, 2020 4:14 PM|
Boy that’s a nice ass in OP’s picture. Who is he?
|by Anonymous||reply 91||September 28, 2020 4:39 PM|
[quote]Boy that’s a nice ass in OP’s picture. Who is he?
A model for stock photos, would be my guess.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||September 28, 2020 4:43 PM|
Well, wasn't Bette Davis' second husband killed from a fall downstairs?
Dysfunctional family story, my mother had gotten so crocked she fell, somersaulting down the stairs, naked, knocked over a painting and was totally fine. Well, as fine as someone who sleeps with Prinve Valium every night.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||September 28, 2020 4:49 PM|
Thank you all for your marvelous stories..... I promise to take them to heart should I ever find myself, or someone else, in such precarious situation....
|by Anonymous||reply 94||September 28, 2020 5:03 PM|
Hmmm, I'd love to fall headfirst into OP pic dude's ass. 😋
|by Anonymous||reply 95||September 28, 2020 10:48 PM|
What goes up...must come down...
|by Anonymous||reply 96||September 28, 2020 11:24 PM|
They're taking their lives in their hands!
|by Anonymous||reply 97||September 29, 2020 1:59 AM|
Bill O'Reilly knows how to throw you down the stairs without killing you. Especially if your daughter is watching.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||September 29, 2020 1:59 AM|
A few years ago, I met a stunt woman whose specialty is stair falls. It was fascinating to hear how she does it, plotting out which part of her body is going to hit each stair.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||September 29, 2020 2:24 AM|
That dude is to ass models what George Costanza was to hand models.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||September 29, 2020 2:29 AM|
Here's an interesting video about shooting the scene in the Exorcist where the priest jumps down out the window & falls down the steps.
The art of falling down steps is "zen", apparently...
|by Anonymous||reply 101||September 29, 2020 6:49 PM|
[quote] That dude is to ass models what George Costanza was to hand models.
I used to be a hand model years ago. Work dried up though. Do you have any idea how hard it is to get a hand job in this town?
|by Anonymous||reply 102||September 30, 2020 12:36 PM|
My friends dad died falling down the four steps from his front porch on to his driveway, hit his head on the concrete too hard.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||September 30, 2020 7:22 PM|
this shit drives her up the wall
|by Anonymous||reply 104||September 30, 2020 7:22 PM|
Oldie but goodie.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||September 30, 2020 7:23 PM|
We should ask Vairst Letty if she wants to try that experiment, as the pusher of course!
|by Anonymous||reply 106||September 30, 2020 7:36 PM|