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Woman dislocates jaw eating triple burger

Posted on Wednesday, 21 August, 2013 | Comment icon 24 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

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Nicola Peate had to open her mouth so wide to tuck in to the burger that she dislocated her jaw.

Fans of above-average sized burgers needn't worry however, the 25-year-old's mishap can be attributed to more than just trying to open her mouth wide. Nicola suffers from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a condition which makes her joints unstable. Despite experiencing pain in her mouth after the meal, she didn't realise the extent of her injury until she was checked out at Royal Liverpool University Hospital the next day.

"I didn't think I'd dislocated it - you don't expect it to happen eating a burger, but I tried to eat it with a knife and fork and couldn't," she said. "I couldn't open my mouth fully - it felt like I had cramp in my tongue, then I started to get an earache and a headache."

"A woman had to have her jaw reset after dislocating it while eating a triple-decker burger."

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Comment icon #15 Posted by pallidin on 21 August, 2013, 21:58
I'm not one to often express dis-compassion(if that's a word) but, in this case, she deserved the injury, the silly woman.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Zaphod222 on 22 August, 2013, 9:08
OK, I am sorry about here disease. But I really find it difficult to sympathise with anyone who orders one these triple junkfood monstrocieties and actually wants stuff that in his/her body.
Comment icon #17 Posted by curiouse on 22 August, 2013, 12:22
Sucko! Why eat a Huge Burger anyway?
Comment icon #18 Posted by mysticwerewolf on 23 August, 2013, 10:14
Must have been a massive burger. Hamburgers w/cheese and all the trimmings are one of the three food groups I eat triples whenever I can find them be they fast food or at home food group 1 ( triple) cheeseburgers with the works, food group 2 chocolate food group 3 everything else..... ( yes I know all about food and food groups I was a cook in a hospital for 17 years)
Comment icon #19 Posted by Michelle on 23 August, 2013, 14:39
I can't believe how harsh you guys are being. I'm glad she isn't fat because I can imagine what you would be saying. For the most part I eat very healthy, but every once in a while I get a craving for something that is totally bad for you and pig out. I would be willing to bet most people are the same. I mean, if she was in the habit of eating triple cheeseburgers wouldn't she have found out long ago that she could dislocate her jaw?
Comment icon #20 Posted by The Unseen on 24 August, 2013, 1:21
Poor girl,having that wrong with her,must be painful, The is this Burger place that has burger patties that are 1lb apiece and yes they make a 4 lb burger that would take 3 people to eat,The place is in Garland Texas on NorthWest Hwy,Place is called Burger Island and the burgers are Big,Juicy. and full of Flavor,Now Ive seen people hurt themselves with a burger like that and when you see one that big it's mind blowing and just scarey to look comes with everything,and has a smell that will make your stomach rumble with hunger,MMM MMM Good! Just don't try to eat it yourself or you too will... [More]
Comment icon #21 Posted by SkepticalB on 24 August, 2013, 1:24
Looks like she..... *puts on sunglasses* bit off more than she could chew. YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!
Comment icon #22 Posted by Sundew on 18 September, 2013, 12:15
How much food can someone cram in? I'm waiting for the combined mass at the local Chinese Buffet to create a black hole and destroy the planet.
Comment icon #23 Posted by RavenEyes19 on 18 September, 2013, 20:20
Agree with Michelle. Idk why posters are saying she deserved it. She may not even have known she had this condition. Does she deserve to have her jaw disolocated because she was eating something unhealthy? I'm sure all of you have not indulged once in your entire lives I have TMJ and a bite. I have to be careful eating anything large or I get pain. I've had pain after eating apples.
Comment icon #24 Posted by Emeraldgemheart on 19 September, 2013, 13:43
I feel bad for her.

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