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Old 26-07-2011, 17:10
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I don't mean clinical shock, but from a surprise or bad news.

You see it all the time in movies.

Someone is surprised by someone/something scary, or they receive bad news, and they faint dead away.

I've never actually seen that happen, "in the flesh" so to speak.

Have you?
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Old 26-07-2011, 17:15
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Have you OP?

I haven't
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Old 26-07-2011, 17:16
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Yes I have seen it on a couple of occasions. Both times when people were told a loved one had died.
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Old 26-07-2011, 17:20
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Yeah I saw a man laid out about 10 seconds after he had fainted from shock.
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Old 26-07-2011, 17:46
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I remember my colleague fainting as the sight of an injury on a H&S film on our inducation course many years ago he just keeled over -- I think Knocked himself out and had a large gash on his head .. Ambulance needed to be called etc.... H&S trainer had to fill in all the paper work !!!! - which the chap was presented with at his retirement do some almost 40 years later!!
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Old 26-07-2011, 17:47
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Should've gone to Specsavers.

I've never actually seen that happen, "in the flesh" so to speak.
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Old 26-07-2011, 17:47
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Someone fainted in our school in Year 7 because he couldnt handle watching a video of a woman giving birth
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Old 26-07-2011, 17:47
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The Mrs fainted when she saw the stitches after she had had an implant put in,

They were only stick on ones too

She faints every time she has a blood test as well
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Old 26-07-2011, 17:48
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Does Gillian McKeith "fainting" in the jungle count?
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Old 26-07-2011, 17:49
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Only that Gillian woman on I'm A Celeb..
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Old 26-07-2011, 17:49
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I used to work in a mortuary. So yes, quite a few.
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Old 26-07-2011, 17:49
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I was in Liverpool on the day United won their 19th title.

A load of fey guys all over the city..............
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Old 26-07-2011, 17:51
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A man fainted at the sight of another man that jumped in front of a tube train. I didn't see the jumper, but saw the man go over like a pack of cards. His face hit the platform full on.
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Old 26-07-2011, 17:57
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I don't think so, but people will have of me passing out due to shock a few times, First time aged 12 bust lip+blood=me floored, second time around 14 due to burning myself during a science experiment at school with boiling boiling hot water mixed with something (what it was, i don't recall), People were convinced i'd faked it afterwards.
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Old 26-07-2011, 18:02
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I saw a bloke who'd just gone under the wheels of a truck, and I'm told I passed out.
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Old 26-07-2011, 18:07
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Does Gillian McKeith "fainting" in the jungle count?
Clearly faked, because she was breathing fast and deep, while supposedly unconscious.
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Old 26-07-2011, 18:10
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Clearly faked, because she was breathing fast and deep, while supposedly unconscious.
I wish DS would allow us to do strikethrough text. I was going to put faking (striked) before "fainting". She was totally faking it!
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Old 26-07-2011, 18:15
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My daughter has ... she had a nasty deep graze on her arm and I was in the Chemists with her to buy a dressing for it. I had covered it with a homemade dressing to get there. I ripped it off for the pharmacist to see to judge what kind of dressing to get and she completely blacked out on me!!!! .. The staff all rushed around and put her into the recovery position ... she came too looking at a load of demijohns on the bottom shelf and thought she had gone mad . She has NEVER let me forget it to this day (it was about 8 years ago now!)

Edit: She also never allowed me to remove a plaster from her again
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Old 21-08-2011, 19:42
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Clearly faked, because she was breathing fast and deep, while supposedly unconscious.
So you can't breath fast and deep while unconscious?
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Old 21-08-2011, 19:46
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A mate of mine went a bit unsteady when he was told that his mother had died. I was with him and had to get hold of him or he might have fallen. I sat him down.

It was like he'd been hit in the jaw.
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Old 21-08-2011, 19:49
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No , but I've done it myself when my father was in hospital about 20 years ago , woke up in the bed next to him. Does that count?
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Old 21-08-2011, 19:56
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One of my schoolpals fainted after she saw the maths teacher give one of the boys the cane. Actually I can't remember if it was the cane or the slipper ( it WAS nearly 40 years ago ) but it was across the hand.
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Old 21-08-2011, 19:56
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Whn I was in university in our first practical dissection lab, three of the lads keeled right over. At the same time, it was like they'd all been shot.
It was a bit gobsmacking to be honest. Well, for about five seconds, then the rest of us fell about laughing at them. Teenagers can be very cruel.
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Old 21-08-2011, 20:02
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I was under the impression you couldn't faint from shock, as the natural release of adrenaline?
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Old 21-08-2011, 20:06
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I saw two men faint (and one throw up quite violently) during a post mortem. Us girls were still standing strong at the end. We never let them live it down.
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