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snopes 29 March 2012 07:10 PM

Vicar hospitalised with potato up his bum
 
According to the Sun, in 2008 a vicar turned up in agony at a hospital with a potato stuck in his bottom. The clergyman told stunned casualty nurses he fell backwards on to his kitchen table while hanging curtains:

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...-backside.html

Apparently the clergyman didn't learn anything, because the very same story is now being reported again:

http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/382493-...ato-up-his-bum

Dr. Dave 29 March 2012 07:15 PM

I guess it really wasn't a one-in-a-million shot then?

Who hangs curtains in the buff anyway? Doesn't that mean that this fine, er, upstanding member of the community was up by an uncovered window with his holy relics on display?

Bettie Page Turner 29 March 2012 07:55 PM

I can assure you the casualty nurses were NOT "stunned."

barbrainey 05 April 2012 01:08 AM

I'll just bet this story--both versions--are mostly fabricated. The SUN is a tabloid newspaper, so many of the stories they print are more for entertainment than straight news.

To begin with, how can a person get a potato caught in his butt? Unless he stuck it up there himself, it could not be stuck. And falling onto a potato wouldn't cause it to be crammed up one's anus anyhow. And as it has been pointed out, no one would hang curtains in the nude, unless he or she was an at-home nudist. And it is unlikely that a vicar would be such.

Barb Rainey

Avril 05 April 2012 01:12 AM

Episode of Father Ted, perhaps...

Lainie 05 April 2012 01:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bettie Page Turner (Post 1608434)
I can assure you the casualty nurses were NOT "stunned."

Are they ever?

A Turtle Named Mack 05 April 2012 02:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by barbrainey (Post 1610481)
, unless he or she was an at-home nudist. And it is unlikely that a vicar would be such.

Barb Rainey

I was with you until this statement. I doubt there is any less likelihood of a vicar being an at-home nudist than anyone else.

However, the story is lame anyway.

Mimi 11 April 2012 03:09 AM

I'm pretty sure that if the whole story isn't fabricated, at least the priest's explanation is.

Quote from the nurse in the article: "“But our staff deal with them in a discreet, professional and kind way.”

Except when they are being interviewed for the newspaper...


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