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Topic: Blockhead nail angle...
Message: Posted by: Niko (Jul 8, 2005 11:21AM)
I know it goes in horizontally, but a friend of mine who can do it well can get a five inch nail in, and says the angle is slightly downwards. I can still only manage 2.5-3 inches, yet when looking in the mirror, the angle is more upwards!

Is tehre more than one hole, is there a chance I'm going wrong, or is it just my nose shaped differently? Thanks for any advcie on this.
Message: Posted by: jiggyjer (Jul 8, 2005 01:19PM)
Not the type of stunt I would want to give advice about on an open forum. My advice is to learn it first hand from someone. Your confusion underscores the fact that there is some risk involved. Baring this it can be learned from sam delal in the collection "SWAMI". Tricky and risky stuff, be very carefull.

J
Message: Posted by: Niko (Jul 8, 2005 01:55PM)
Chill :) I am taking this very carefully and seriously. If it ever hurts, I stop. I just want to know from someone who does this what the angle should be.

Thanks.
Message: Posted by: Slim Price (Jul 8, 2005 02:40PM)
Live dangerously! Search, especially Believe It or Not...
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Jul 8, 2005 02:56PM)
For me the nail sightly tips downward i.e. going towards the roof of my mouth...everyone is diffrent, and just keep at it, you will soon get the hand of it.
Message: Posted by: Niko (Jul 10, 2005 01:16PM)
After further research, I have realised that I am in fact going up the wrong passage. And as much as I tried to angle it down, the nail still went up that same 'path'. So I stopped. And started again from scratch in my right nostril. After a couple of days of sneezing everytime I got in about an inch, I finally cracked it, and within a day managed to get a three inch nail in perfectly horizontal (even angling down a bit like Freak Prodigy). I am certain now that it is the right passage, and I will try a bigger nail next time I'm down at the hardware store.

[url=http://training.seer.cancer.gov/module_anatomy/images/illu_nose_nasal_cavities.jpg]Click Here![/url]

If you see the picture, I think the nail was going above the inferior nasal choncha before, but now I am going under it, in the correct passage.

Problem solved :) Thanks to everyone who helped me and gave me advice.
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Jul 10, 2005 08:38PM)
Ahhhh, when hammering the nail I sometimes hit that ever so tender spot...LOL, I use a 20 penny nail...if that helps you out any
Message: Posted by: Slim Price (Jul 10, 2005 09:44PM)
Before some one gets really hurt here,the nail is not hammered, it just looks that way.
Not even the greats can do a five inch actual depth, the cavity is not that deep..
Be real with advice, you may KILL someone!
Slim Price
Message: Posted by: NJJ (Jul 11, 2005 12:35AM)
Listen to slim, he knows his stuff!

I've been sticking things in my nose for a little while and his advice was very useful.
Message: Posted by: Niko (Jul 11, 2005 11:10AM)
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On 2005-07-10 22:44, sanscan wrote:
Before some one gets really hurt here,the nail is not hammered, it just looks that way.
[/quote]

If it doesn't hurt, and I can do it fine, then why not hammer it in? I can hammer the three inch nail in without holding onto the nail at all fine.
Message: Posted by: Slim Price (Jul 11, 2005 11:46AM)
Because others do not share your apparent invulnerability!

Slim
Message: Posted by: Thoughtreader (Jul 11, 2005 12:26PM)
You might also find that by gently warming the nail first (in your hand) helps AND using lanoline to line your nasal passage after you have benn doing this helps keep it lubricated and prevents bleeding if you have scratched anything.

PSIncerely Yours,
Paul Alberstat
Message: Posted by: Stephon (Jul 11, 2005 03:34PM)
[quote]
On 2005-07-11 12:10, Niko wrote:
If it doesn't hurt, and I can do it fine, then why not hammer it in? I can hammer the three inch nail in without holding onto the nail at all fine.[/quote]Because it's about control, not danger. And when you get to using a longer nail, after getting in the habit of hammering a short one, you will hurt yourself.

The stunt is real, but the hammering effect is just that--an effect. If you're actually hammering, then what you are doing is, to be blunt, stupid.

The fact that you didn't even know the correct path of entry, and that you're trying to learn this using a nail (you don't learn this stunt with a nail, in my opinion; the nail is only for after you know what you're doing) says to me that you need to stop what you're doing and find a knowledgable teacher, before you harm yourself.

Listen to Slim.

If I sound harsh, well, I don't want you hurting yourself 'because you don't know what you're doing.
Message: Posted by: Niko (Jul 11, 2005 03:54PM)
I can hammer my three inch in fine, nothings going to go wrong, I've done it enough times. Maybe this will be different when I get a five inch nail. I can't tell you before I try that. However, for now I'm happy with what I am doing, and am certain it is perfectly safe.
Message: Posted by: Slim Price (Jul 11, 2005 04:49PM)
My conscience will not allow me to let this lie! If you are pounding the nail as you say, you are only moments away from doing yourself serious harm! The chances are that I was doing this before your parents were born, and I've seen people badly hurt, doing it right! In the hope that you will learn, I'm sending a "Slim Price's Sideshow Notes" to you regarding Human Blockhead by PM. Others who are reading this, please learn the right way to do it. Don't listen to this person.
Slim
Message: Posted by: Niko (Jul 11, 2005 05:04PM)
When I hammer, I hammer very lightly indeed, holding the nail at the nostril with my left hand, until the nail is in enough so I can hammer it (again, VERY gentley) until it is in fully.
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Jul 11, 2005 05:28PM)
SORRY!!!!!! MY TOTAL BAD! I DID NOT SPECIFY THAT THE NAIL IS NOT ACTUALLY HAMMERED!.....wow, I should be more specific!
sorry for the confusion!
Message: Posted by: Bizarre (Mar 1, 2006 09:11AM)
The young often do stupid things because of lack of experience. I think most of us fit into that category at some time. Look at it this way. I can cross a street without looking and not get hurt. I can do it many times and not get hurt - but chance are high that ONE time I will get hurt or killed. Listen to people who have loads of experience in this. Even hammering lightly - or even fake hammering - is dangerous. To say any different shows your lack of experience. At some time you are going to be startled, get bumped, stumble or slip and that angle will be wrong and the hammering will be harder and you will truly be a block head. I am not saying that you should not do this effect, just learn from people who have been doing for longer than you have been alive. No need to reinvent the wheel. While I don't know, I would imagine a large hole in this area may be difficult for a doctor to work on . . .
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Mar 1, 2006 09:47AM)
The potential hole is, interestingly enough, in about the same place as where Egyptian mummifiers would start brain extraction.

I've never seen anybody do this as part of their blockhead act, though. After all the bad imitations I've seen of Melvin's act, it would be refreshing.
Message: Posted by: Michael J. Douglas (Mar 3, 2006 08:59PM)
Please, please, please Niko! We're not harping on you, but genuinely concerned for you safety. Accidents happen to the best of us. Please take Slim's advice.
Message: Posted by: Bill Fienning (Mar 4, 2006 03:12PM)
You may have heard the saying:
There are OLD pilots.
There are BOLD pilots.
There are no OLD, BOLD pilots.

The message here is to be very careful with anything that is dangerous.
Message: Posted by: Julian Kestrel (Mar 4, 2006 04:56PM)
Please be careful in the advice that you give. It could incur liability to the site. Which is unfortunately open to all ages. This dialogue really belongs in an inner forum at least.

Julian Kestrel
Message: Posted by: jennieprice (Mar 4, 2006 07:34PM)
Sigh :no: You can lead a horse to water .......
Why even bother. I don't think he's going to listen.(Must be a guy thing) Nico, go ahead. You seem determined anyway, (a good thing with the right advice which you're getting here.) Once you get a good, (or bad) bloody nose, comeback and reread the thread. Then maybe you'll learn something.

JenniePrice
Message: Posted by: Slim Price (Mar 4, 2006 10:50PM)
Slim
Message: Posted by: Stephon (Mar 6, 2006 09:42AM)
Blast.

I just realized--I shoulda put a copyright on that picture.

I don't mind Slim using it here, but anybody can copy it and use it for themselves.

Oh well, live and learn.

Hey, all you bad people who copy things that aren't yours and, like, use them. Well, um, that picture is mine, so, y'know. . .don't.

There. That should do it.
Message: Posted by: TAIT (Mar 6, 2006 10:31AM)
Hi if you hit that nail without holding you may go through the nasopharynx and hit your lowest section of the brainstem it controls your heartbeat and your breathing.
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Mar 6, 2006 10:43PM)
That's a good reason one should refrain from walking around the place nail-in-head whilst pi$$ing people off, should one get punched in the face.
Message: Posted by: joker 55 (Mar 7, 2006 01:33PM)
Just thought I would post this here, instead of starting a new thread...

...my firend has started blockheading and she is only using q-tips at the moment, but she can get two of them in the same hole, and she can now do it with a pencil,
this seems very strange as I can only get 1 in, and not a pencil,
is it unusual?
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Mar 7, 2006 02:09PM)
OK so...I need to get this off my chest.

The stunt is called Human Blockhead

When you refer to performing Blockhead you DO NOT SAY "well, gee...I think I'm gonna go do some blockheading for some cash!" or whatever.

BLOCKHEADING IS NOT A WORD!

BALLOONING IS A WORD!

You should say " Well, I think I'm going to go do the Blockhead act for some money!"

Sorry guys, but I have seen people type this and even say it for a long while and it just pi$$es me off to no end.

who knows...I might be wrong ( and if I am I'm gonna catch all sorts of hell for saying this.) but the point is it bothers me....so there that is.


NOW! :)

to get to Joker's question:

Tell your friend that she should not be using pencils regardless of whether or not she can. The pencil is made of wood. They are scratchy...the inside of your nose is a membrane, one that can get infected.

Ya know what...how about this, just tell your friend that she should not stick things up her nose, and that way she can avoid any problems and not lead you to ask more questions!

the bottom line is it is dangerous, and clearly some people don't know what their doing and should at all costs stay away from this particular art form.

Thanks so much,
Brett Loudermilk
Message: Posted by: The Village Idiots (Mar 7, 2006 03:39PM)
[I don't mind Slim using it here, but anybody can copy it and use it for themselves.]

Say, thanks Stephon. I appreciate you letting anyone use it!
Message: Posted by: joker 55 (Mar 7, 2006 05:42PM)
Ok, I know people keep saying it is really dangerous but what if you can do it, then can you give advice?
Message: Posted by: Slim Price (Mar 7, 2006 05:50PM)
Stephon, my bad. I confess from my ivory tower, I did not think before I used it...
Slim
I see so many terribly distorted ideas about the blockhead, both here and other places , written by people who think they have answers, and can give advice, who are sooo wrong.
Slim
Message: Posted by: The Village Idiots (Mar 7, 2006 05:56PM)
http://www.hostmypic.info/uploads/2051bf73b4.jpg

I was just kidding Stephon. Slim can use mine cause I peed all over it.

I ain't giving advice though. I have had my share of problems with this stunt and don't want some joker to hurt himself.
Message: Posted by: Vinnie Laraway (Mar 7, 2006 06:20PM)
I took and wiped the pee off... ;-)

http://www.hostmypic.info/uploads/7a75fe6e76.jpg

-Vinnie
Message: Posted by: The Village Idiots (Mar 7, 2006 06:56PM)
Cute kid... Keep practicing your double lifts.
Message: Posted by: Vinnie Laraway (Mar 7, 2006 07:03PM)
[quote]
On 2006-03-07 19:56, The Village Idiots wrote:
Cute kid... Keep practicing your double lifts.
[/quote]


:loss: Did I do something wrong? :loss:

-Vinnie
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Mar 8, 2006 07:16AM)
Yeah, I'm at a loss on that one as well. The only double lifting I know of is when I combine two anvils in a single lift. I know about double dipping, but we'll save that for a more appropriate time.
Message: Posted by: Stephon (Mar 8, 2006 08:54AM)
Hey no problem at all, Slim. Like I said, I've got no problem with it being used here, I'm just mad at myself for not thinking ahead to the fact that it's out there for the whole net now, without my name on it.
Message: Posted by: DavidEscapes (Mar 8, 2006 11:24AM)
I think he is a little p*ssed because you took the copyright off his image, then put it on the web for anyone to steal. It might be a good idea to delete that picture from the server straight away, before to many people get hold it it ;)

David
Message: Posted by: Stephon (Mar 9, 2006 12:44PM)
Seems admin couldn't swap out images for me, just remove the old one, so there are going to be a few posts that make no sense now; sorry, but I just wasn't comfortable with my un-peed on picture floating around in cyberspace.

Here's the marked one:
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Mar 9, 2006 02:04PM)
I like the placement.
Message: Posted by: Vinnie Laraway (Mar 9, 2006 02:43PM)
Sorry Guys... This was not ment to get anyone agrevated over... I didn't mean to offend anyone... I will the more than glad to take it down, BUT I have no clue how...Lol... Is their an edit button anywhere? >.<

-Vinnie

PS... But seriously, anyone with Photoshop, and a little brains could have done that... ;-) :-P
Message: Posted by: DavidEscapes (Mar 9, 2006 03:30PM)
[quote]
On 2006-03-09 15:43, vlaraway wrote:
Sorry Guys... This was not ment to get anyone agrevated over... I didn't mean to offend anyone... I will the more than glad to take it down, BUT I have no clue how...Lol... Is their an edit button anywhere? >.<

-Vinnie

PS... But seriously, anyone with Photoshop, and a little brains could have done that... ;-) :-P
[/quote]

I have photoshop, and no brains, and I could have done it :)

I can still see how it would have gotten his back up though. Just PM the admin and I am sure they will edit the post for you no problem at all ;)

I wasn't having a go by the way, just letting you know why he was p*ssed, I am sure you meant no harm!
Message: Posted by: Steve V (Mar 9, 2006 04:21PM)
You all have convinced me to never stick a nail in my nose!
Steve V