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Teen Plays Paintball for First Time, Suffers Unheard Of Injury

Only 4th known time a person has suffered any kind of organ damage while playing

(Newser) - When an 18-year-old arrived at a London emergency room with severe abdominal pain, no appetite, and a fever, doctors recognized the symptoms of appendicitis and scheduled an emergency surgery. They were in for a shock. Once the teen had been cut open, doctors at North Middlesex University Hospital were "... More »

Job Ad for Paintball Target Gets 10K Replies

UK company says it's overwhelmed by responses

(Newser) - It's not every help-wanted ad that asks, "Do you have a relatively high pain threshold?" But that didn't stop more than 10,000 people from applying anyway, reports AFP . The job in question? Human paintball target. The British company UKPaintball has stopped accepting applications to become an... More »

Teenage Paintballer Shot Dead by Farmer

Indiana shooter thought he was aiming at coyotes: Cops

(Newser) - A teen paintballer was shot dead by an Indiana farmer who thought he was picking off a coyote. Brandon Spangler, 17, was struck as he was unloading paintball gear from a car with his three brothers and dad, whom he was visiting from Michigan for the holidays, police said. A... More »

Aussie School War Games Under Fire

Paintball firms call schools 'perfect battlefields'

(Newser) - Australian parents are furious that efforts to stamp out school violence are being undercut by paint-balling companies who advertise schools as perfect weekend "killing fields." The head of a parents association in Queensland was "absolutely horrified" to see images of a high school overrun with adults and... More »

Activists Slime Whalers With Butter, Paintballs

Japanese worried projectiles could injure or kill someone

(Newser) - Conservationists chucked paintballs and rotten butter at Japanese whalers, while the whalers fired back with water canons in their latest pitched, if unconventional, naval battle in the Antarctic Ocean yesterday. No one was injured in the clash, the AP reports. Paintballs are a new weapon for the Sea Shepherd group,... More »

Paintball Chase Goes Awry in Houston

Two men crash SUV into house trying to elude bar owner

(Newser) - Not your master criminals, these two. A pair of Houston-area men nearly drove their SUV straight through a house as they tried to elude an angry bar owner, the Houston Chronicle reports. What set this off? They had plastered the owner's truck with paintballs after getting bounced from his bar.... More »

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