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Ouch, I Hit My Funny Bone

You know when you bang your elbow in that particular spot, and it feels all tingly and prickly - you hit your funny bone.

Sorry to disappoint you folks, but your funny bone isn't actually a bone at all. It's the spot where the ulnar nerve touches the end of the upper arm bone. This nerve runs down the inside part of your elbow and controls feeling in your ring and pinkie fingers. It also controls the movement of your wrist.

Fear not - hitting your funny bone doesn't cause nerve damage, but it sure does feel weird.

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stone_soup stone_soup 10 years
I've noticed that the more you hit your funny bone, the bigger it gets. In the past, I never hit my funny bone. But then I started knocking it so many times [unfortunately], and it now bulges out of my elbow. Hyuk hyuk. ______________________________________________ I must say, adolescence is one hell of a ride!
rubialala rubialala 10 years
I haven't done this in a long time, watch, now I'm going to do it tomorrow. P.S. The shirt is weird.
DStirk DStirk 10 years
hitting my funny bone could be the worst feeling ever.... like all tingly and hurting. i hate it.
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