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A co-worker and I were having a discussion about wood splinters; she had one and was getting frustrated that she couldn't get it out. My father was a carpenter and as a kid I used to get wood splinters all the time. When I couldn't get them out, I always just left them alone and they eventually worked themselves out. She thinks this is crazy. It always worked for me--am I crazy or lucky or just full of old splinters that I didn't even know about...;) Additionally, how does a wood splinter differ than a glass, graphite, or metal sliver--will they work themselves out or dig further in?
Re: Will a splinter of wood in your finger come out on its own?
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