Sometimes, you have to do something just to see if it really can be done. This should not have been one of those times. A post popped up on Twitter showing the simple process of breaking ligaments in a thumb, and people just had to try it out to see if it was for real. Unfortunately, it turns out that it really is that easy to break the ligaments in your thumb. The photos flooding Twitter prove to everyone if you can do something, it doesn't mean you should.
It goes without saying, and you'll probably agree after looking at the following pictures, don't do this! The simple downwards movement can snap your thumb ligaments, causing some pretty nasty looking damage. Don't believe it? Check these pictures out.
People are Tweeting the results of their personal experiments. It's pretty disgusting to see so many misshapen thumbs, and begs the question of why?
Your hand could end up looking like this, or worse. Ligaments are pretty important, so doing any unnecessary damage to them is just a plain stupid idea.
This little injury doesn't look as bad as some other posts but has likely caused some pretty serious underlying damage.
This thumb looks pretty gnarled, but at least he got a cool post out of it right? Hopefully, the retweets were worth it!
Asking how to fix it would probably have been a good plan beforehand. Or better yet, just don't do it. Have I made that point yet?
One of the strangest things about this trend is people are placing blame for their damaged thumbs on the original post, how to break your thumb ligaments.
This one definitely wasn't worth it! Although, nothing could persuade me to try this. The allure of five minutes of online fame must be too much for some, leading to this bizarre and painful trend. Which I should add again, is a dumb idea and you should not do it.
With any luck, these pictures will have satisfied your curiosity and shown you the results. Hopefully, you won't feel the need to try out this ridiculous trend for yourself. If Twitter told you to jump off a cliff, would anyone do that?