What would you do if your child sat on a wooden bench at school and got a splinter in his or her behind? If you're like most parents, you'd probably get out the tweezers, go to work, and give your child a lollipop for being such a good patient.
Not every parent shares this philosophy.
After a 7-year-old boy, who's now 11, got a splinter in his bum from a bench at school, his parents sued. As in, they took legal action over a splinter. A court in Croyden, England, where the "incident" took place, awarded the boy almost $5,000 after they were told that the injury was going to leave a permanent scar.