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Woman survives 'internal decapitation'

Discussion in 'The VIP Lounge' started by Jerry Pease, May 17, 2007.

  1. Jerry Pease

    Jerry Pease New Member War Zone Member Top Poster

  2. Ken McDaniel

    Ken McDaniel Active Member War Zone Member

    Saw this a couple of days ago. I'm still trying to figure out how the sull slips off the spine. Sick.
  3. Mike Parent

    Mike Parent New Member

    Ya I saw this yesterday - just thinking about it makes me shudder
  4. LarryB

    LarryB Active Member

    I believe what occurs is that there is a severing of the muscles which attach the skull to the spinal column, with a dislocation of the base of the skull (the occiput) from the first cervical vertebrae (the Atlas). The amazing thing is that her spinal cord was not severed, thus she was not paralyzed.
  5. Drew Mitten

    Drew Mitten New Member

    I still don't understand how she isn't dead. But of course I keep thinking she is like "Nearly Headless Nick"
  6. LarryB

    LarryB Active Member


    Her head is still attached to her body. However, it is being held on mostly by the skin, rather than by joints, ligaments and muscles.

    The remarkable thing is that tis occurred without her brain and spinal cord separating, which would have left her a quadriplegic.

  7. Colton

    Colton New Member War Zone Member

    The only side-effect from this was that she is now cross-eyed. Unbelieveable!
  8. Wonder if this is similar to the fatal injuries suffered by Dale Earnhart?
  9. Ken McDaniel

    Ken McDaniel Active Member War Zone Member

    He died from massive brain trauma.
  10. Pete Mazz

    Pete Mazz Active Member War Zone Member

    It's still nothing to lose your head over.... :D

  11. Michael

    Michael Junior Geek

  12. Troy Seufert

    Troy Seufert New Member

    Austin Powers. Awesome. ;)
  13. Jerry Pease

    Jerry Pease New Member War Zone Member Top Poster

    I was thinking the same thing. I guess we were wrong.
  14. LarryB

    LarryB Active Member

    He died from a fracture at the base of the skull.

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