The vuvuzela really blows.In other vuvuzela news, the USA today managed to fight back from an 0-2 hole to tie Slovenia.
We know the plastic horns trumpeted by World Cup fans are annoying. Now they’ve become a health hazard.
A South African woman ruptured her throat by blowing the horn too hard, doctors told her.
The 3-foot noisemaker has become the unofficial symbol of the 2010 World Cup.
The horns have riled thousands of fans, players and commentators with their ear-piercing sound that resembles a beehive about to burst.
For 29-year-old Yvonne Mayer, the horn proved dangerous, too.
She said a co-worker gave her the horn and she brought it along to watch South Africa’s opening match with Mexico. She admits she was "blowing it as hard as I could."
"At first I thought I'd gone down with a bug, but the next day it was worse. When I went to the doctor, he took a look and then laughed," she told the Daily Mail.
"He said I'd ruptured my throat by blowing too hard, and that perhaps I had been doing it all wrong."
The forceful blowing put a tear in her throat, but no long-term damage is expected.
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