Australians shoot each other in backside 'to see if it would hurt'
Two Australian men have been treated in hospital after they decided to shoot each other with an air rifle "to see if it would hurt".
The men, both aged 34, underwent surgery to remove slug pellets from their bums and legs.
They had been drinking for several hours when they hit upon the plan to shoot each other for fun. They then took turns firing the air rifle at each others' body parts.
The following day, both men found themselves in severe pain, and went to hospital, where doctors had to remove several slug pellets from their buttocks and thighs.
''Basically it was two mates in a shed having a drink,'' Sergeant Brendan Khan from Horsham Police in the southern state of Victoria said.
'They have admitted that it was just stupidity and they wanted to see if it was painful or not.'' The friends could face criminal charges over the incident and one of the men involved has had his firearms license confiscated.
Australian men have a habit of doing dangerous things in the name of having a good time.
Earlier this year an Australian man was admitted to hospital after he contracted a rare and deadly disease from eating two slugs as part of a dare.