Why stepping on Legos hurts like hell

My kids haven't played with Legos in years but somehow the tiny bricks manage to crawl out of the woodwork, waiting for me like caltrops on a dark road. The pain such a tiny colorful piece of plastic can cause for a bare foot is truly indescribable. This episode of "Today I Found Out" explains why.

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  1. I haven't WTFV, (because who has time for that?), but is it something more esoteric than because the fucking corners are really sharp? 3-pin uk plugs on the instep also hurt like a bastard, in a different way to Lego bricks.

  2. Back when I was a Goth child, I'd step on Lego, just to see if I could still feel something, you know?

  3. I've stepped on plenty of toys in the dark (they always hurt more in the dark for some reason) including Lego bricks. My son was little during the height of the Masters of the Universe/He-Man craze. If you want to experience true pain, try stepping on a Spikor action figure in the wee hours of the morning.

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