Saturday, January 10, 2009

Frightening Frostbite

Now that we're sloshing through the frigid winter months, it's important to be aware of the vicious monster that is....


I just came to realize that I don't like that word. It makes me think of "I've been bitten by frost". I just picture this creepy old man with a beard made out of icicles biting my hand. Or like this creepy guy:
Jack Frost (a) Pictures, Images and Photos

Look, even the Germans are afraid of it:
Frostbite 1 Pictures, Images and Photos

So what's the big deal, anyway?

Well, this is the big deal:

...It all happens when you go outside...

Symptoms of frostbite begin as "pins and needles" or tingling. Then numbness. Severe frostbite causes gangrene, and then skin turns black:

That is hands-down the grossest illustration I've come across...and it's not even gory. Just unsettling.

Then your fingers fall off.....sometimes.

Please, if you start to feel the monstrous effects of 'the bite, come inside and warm up. Monster Bash Blog would appreciate it.


Jim said...

I think a good pair of gloves could cure this illness.

What a gross picture.