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Is it Duplos or Jacks that hurt worse for you when you step on them?

Asked by majorrich (14741points) January 2nd, 2010

My brother and I took feet in hand and did a stomp test. Where Jacks have one point of penetration and can penetrate the skin, Duplos and Legos have at least 2 points that hurt a lot but don’t necessarily penetrate the skin. Any other opinions or experience? Of course we only tested at the middle of the foot, we did not test heels or toes or edges. So the methodology is flawed a bit, but it was on the same spot on each foot.

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jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

I’m at a loss for words.

ubersiren's avatar

Is this a question? Why did you do this?

rooeytoo's avatar

i think you have too much time on your hands.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

Is this some new rite of passage or just creative masochism?

AstroChuck's avatar

Oh my God! The first really great question of 2010!
I smell the birth of a new award.

majorrich's avatar

Well, We got to talking and he has two young children. A couple few icy cold malt beverages were consumed and we were on our way.

AstroChuck's avatar

Hot Wheels can hurt pretty badly too. My money is on jacks though.

mrentropy's avatar

There isn’t much of a difference between jacks and caltrops.

Jeruba's avatar

Pain is stepping barefoot on any of the following in a small child’s room in the dark:

Hot Wheels
plastic dinosaurs
Bristle Blocks
action figures

PandoraBoxx's avatar

I think I’m going to have to go with duplos over jacks, on carpeted surfaces, but the reverse on hardwood.

majorrich's avatar

Brother Doug tends to agree with @PandoraBoxx although we could only find a few jacks, and he has very bony feet. I was pretty much a duplos man all the way because I am significantly heavier and did not get penetration with the jacks; the additional height and additional pointy bits on the duplos won it for me. Thank goodness my son is 17. My older brother Dave still stands by his weebles theory, but we had none for this test.

PandoraBoxx's avatar

Stepping on a Booda Bone in the dark is not too much fun, either.

majorrich's avatar

What does a Booda Bone look like?

PandoraBoxx's avatar

@majorrich, these look rather obscene, but they really are dog chews. My dog leaves them, and soggy, half-chewed pigs’ ears all over the house.

majorrich's avatar

Looks like a texture plus the slimy dog saliva feel. Ewww

PandoraBoxx's avatar

And sharp, jagged edges from being gnawed on.

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