Insurance saleswoman Yvonne Mayer, 29, was unable to speak or eat for two days after ripping her windpipe when she blew the three foot horn during a street party in Cape Town. The next day shocked doctors diagnosed her with a ruptured throat and ordered her to rest it completely to allow it to heal. The bizarre injury is the first known vuvuzela-related accident since the World Cup kicked off last week.
Yvonne, from Cape Town, said: ‘I had never blown a vuvuzela before but was given one at work and was going to watch the first South Africa match so thought I’d take it along. I was walking towards the Fan Park in Cape Town and blowing it as hard as I could when suddenly my throat started to hurt. At first I thought I’d gone down with a bug but the next day it was worse. When I went to the doctor he took a look and then laughed. He said I’d ruptured my throat by blowing too hard, and that perhaps I had been doing it all wrong. LINK
Ok, you can’t make this stuff up. Those stupid horns are annoying as hell. It sounds like a swarm of bees while you are trying to watch the game. Besides there’s the obvious hilarity of this article… discuss. Nap time.