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The 7 Geekiest Ways To Hurt Yourself

By Steven Romano Mar 14, 2014

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Owning an Exotic and Illegal Pet

Laws prohibiting the sale and ownership of illegal pets are virtually non-existent in fiction: The Stark kids own direwolves while Ozymandias from Watchmen kept a genetically-engineered lynx around. Because it’s a fantasy situation, there’s never an incident of getting bitten, maimed, or ending up on the ten o’clock news. While most of us are rational adults capable of discerning fact from fiction (relatively speaking), there are those that think, to their detriment, “Hey, if The Man with the Yellow Hat can swing taking care of a chimpanzee in the city, then so can I.”

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Steven Romano

Like Captain America, Steven Romano is just a boy from Brooklyn. When he isn't contributing to The MindHut and other geeky websites, Steven's hard at work writing his first novel and comic book scripts. Follow him on Twitter @Steven_Romano, and swing by his blog: stevenromano.tumblr.com

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