Why Does Stepping on Legos Hurt So Much?

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Right up there with how the gun on the original Duck Hunt game worked, why it hurts so much to step on a Lego brick is one of the questions we’re asked the most, so it’s high time we answered it. As anyone who’s done it knows, stepping on a Lego block is something akin to being shot in the foot by a knife soaked in wasp venom. In truth, this is an inherent danger of allowing a child to exist in your home.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20578627
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1001544/
http://education.lego.com/en-us/about-us/lego-education-worldwide/lego-facts
http://www.asbweb.org/conferences/2005/146.pdf
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/sep/07/neuroscientists-sex-brain
http://www.brainfacts.org/sensing-thinking-behaving/senses-and-perception/articles/2012/touch-and-pain/
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http://www.innerbody.com/anatomy/nervous/leg-foot
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