This week's Heads or Tails prompt is "wire." I tried to find a funny joke about wires, or a cool picture, but my patience grew thin. You're not getting the story about a woman who stepped in a puddle that had a live electrical wire and later required surgery because that's sad, and you're also not going to get the story of the brown bear who electrocuted himself by chewing on wires from an electric box because it was pretty disgusting. Here's what you're getting instead.
Claim: A girl required surgery after swallowing a wire that had come loose from a barbecue grill cleaning brush that was cooked into a hamburger.Status: True
As Paul Harvey would say, here's the rest of the story. (link)
The reason I chose this particular urban legend, that turns out basically to be true, is because it happened "down the street" from me in Galveston. I guess in a way, this heads or tails serves as a public announcement message to all of us! Do you trust the person cleaning your grill?
All links take you to snopes.com
(I've been tempted to remove this post all day. This is what you get when I write a post while I'm half asleep. This, plus four edits!)