Ennek a balesetnek sok esélye nem volt ... mégis megesett, hogy egy tarajos sül esett a nő fejére.
Having a bad day? Woman hospitalised after porcupine embeds 200 spikes in her head
How unlucky can you get?
A Brazilian woman was hospitalised this week after a spiky porcupine fell from the sky and landed on her head. Housewife Sandra Nabucco was left in agony after the clumsy rodent embedded more than 200 of its sharp quills in her scalp. The porcupine apparently dropped from a telephone wire while the 52-year-old walked her dog in Gávea, an affluent neighbourhood south of Rio de Janeiro.
‘It was a huge shock. I felt a thud on my head and then felt spikes with my hands. The pain was enormous,’ she told Brazlian TV network Globo. Surgeons used tweezers to remove the quills, but not before taking a picture for the rest of the world to see. Despite Ms Nabucco’s painful experience, at least she can be content in the knowledge she saved the animal’s life. ‘I am a strong woman; an old person or child would have died. I also care about the animals,’ she said. ‘I saved its life. He broke his fall on my head.’
unlucky – szerencsétlen, balszerencsés
to be hospitalised – kórházba kerülni
porcupine – tarajos sül
housewife – háziasszony
in agony – kínok közt
clumsy – ügyetlen
rodent – rágcsáló
quill – tarajos sül tüskéje
scalp – fejbőr
neighbourhood – szomszédság, környék
thud – puffanás
spike – tüske
enormous – hatalmas
tweezers – csipesz
to remove – eltávolítani
at least – legalább
to be content – elégedett lenni
to break one’s fall – tompítja az esést
Fill in the gaps with the following words. There is one extra.
to be hospitalized
to be content
1. I ……………….. with my exam results. 91% is really good.
2. Rats and mice are ……………….. .
3. The driver of the car ……………….. after the accident.
4. Women use ……………….. to pluck their eyebrows.
5. If you have a splinter in your hand you need to ……………….. it as soon as possible.
answers: 1-am content 2-rodents 3-was hospitalized 4-tweezers 5-remove