A note to ladies with breast implants: Be careful when playing paintball.
The BBC reports that a 26-year-old woman's silicone breast implant burst after being hit with a paintball on Saturday, Aug. 20. The woman, whose name has not been released, visited her doctor the following Monday, where she learned that one of her implants had been torn apart by a paintball capsule, which travel at 190 miles per hour.
Since the incident, UK Paintball has added a line to its website aimed at women with breast implants:
Due to an incident at our Croydon Paintballing centre on Saturday 20 August 2011 we respectfully ask that any ladies with surgical breast implants notify our team at the time of booking. You will be given special information on the dangers of paintballing with enhanced boobs and asked to sign a disclaimer. You will also be issued with extra padding to protect your implants while paintballing.
A spokesman for UK Paintball told the BBC, "Part of the fun of paintball is that it hurts a bit when you get shot but in all the years we've been going we've never seen an incident like this.
"It came as a real surprise to hear that a woman had her implant burst at one of our centres and whilst she's going to make a full recovery, we want to ensure nothing like this happens ever again." The more you know!