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During the 90s a load of Polish lads went on the beve in some chaps house. He had a reputation for being a bit of a nancy boy. The lads got buckled drunk and then decided to play some drinking games. After a while they started lobbing bottles and other household items off each other. To prove who wasthe manliest. This kept escalating and eventually one lad whipped out a chainsaw, where her got it i dunno, and cut off a finger. Then the nancy boy goes watch this, swings the chainswaw at his neck and rips his own head off.
Yes, I remember this one. Mid 90s. I believe that the first self-mutilation was somebody nailing his hand to the table, then the bloke with his foot and then the head bloke. Apparently the neighbours got fed up with the drunken singing and called the police, who found the guys singing a song about rolling the head of the giant home.
Toughness contests are a traditional part of Polish recreational life," Regional Prosecutor Stefan Wojcelski told a court in Stargard Szczeciski, "and the state has no wish to interfere with a playful tradition. But, while we accept amputation as an inevitable part of this we do not accept murder, and I therefore ask for the heaviest penalites to be broiguth against the three accused.http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2007/dec/31/nazdrowiecheers
Wojcelski, who was leading the prosecution of three men accused of manslaughter, explained what had happened. "The three men had been drinking solidly all afternoon in the garden of Krzysztofy Azninski, the dead man. They put on traditional toughness bonnets and began a contest. At first they played breath holding contests. Then they hit each other with blocks of wood and banged nails into their own flesh. But then Franciszek Zyzcoszusko put his hand on a chopping block, and dared Krzysztof A to cut it off. Krzysztof A hacked at it with ihis own knife partially severing the wrist then pout his own head on the block and challenged Franciszek Z to chop it off. Franciszek Z beheaded him with an axe. The three (remaining) men decided things had gone too far, stopped the contest, and began singing a folksong "Roll the head of the giant" which woke the neighbours. Thats when they were observed burying the body in the garden."
The three accused pleaded not guilty on grounds of drunkeness.
(PAP [Polish News Agency], 25/10/94, printed in Private Eye.)