Worst Super Glue Accidents

People Share Their Worst Super Glue Accident Stories

Super Glue Accidents: Most accidents are caused by how quickly Super Glue dries.
Super Glue Accidents: Most accidents are caused by how quickly Super Glue dries. Henrik Sorensen, Getty Images

Super Glue is an amazing adhesive. It's so amazing that it's easy to accidentally glue something you didn't want glued! Have you ever Super Glued something by mistake or even meant to glue it and then regretted it? What did you end up doing to fix the problem? I asked readers to share their stories. Here is what they wrote...

Awkward

I remember this one time I was sitting next to my friend in science class, Justin, and I smashed a glass container. My teacher gave me super glue because apparently they were 'low on glass test tubes' so I had to glue it back together, but what I didn't realize is that I had glue on my hands and when I reached to put the glass test tube back in the tray I accidentaly touched my friends hand. I don't know why but we literally couldn't move our hands apart so because I was embarrassed to tell a teacher about it, I had to sit through 3 classes (1 hour each) with my hand stuck to Justin's. After that we had to walk to my house, un-stick our hands and then Justin had to walk home. The next day was so awkward :p

— Amy Thaitene

Going crazy, glued my teeth

About 6 months ago I did the worst thing I've ever done to my body I super glued my teeth nothing actually happened or I didn't really notice but the last month I started with the little peeling and now I noticed that my 80 percent of my teeth covered in a layer of glue. I have never experienced anything like this in my life and it is hell.

— super tethed

how to remove superglue from other stuff

Usually you should apply acetone to a cotton ball and apply to the doorknob areas where they are glued. Then wait a bit. The acetone should seep through the closed spaces and remove it so you can pop it off.

— Alison

Super glue issue

I used a super glue type product to glue the temp control knob in my car that came off. Now the knob won't turn at all. How can I pop the knob off, even though it has been superglued?

—Guest Jeff Franklin

Carpet vs Hardwood

Our 3 year old daughter glued our pet cat's paws to the carpet so that he would stay! Thank goodness it simply took a few snips of the scissors to free Smokey.

— She's2cute

pants man!

Literally half an hour ago I was super gluing together my broken binder and the glue was being stubborn, so i squeezed a little harder and half of the tube came out and instantly dried -- on my pants. It soaked through and stuck to my leg, so i'm now trying to do the whole mayonnaise thing because i have mayo. hope it works. :(

— juantacos

nail fail

Attempting to glue on falsies. All going well put the glue on the then I went to put it on my finger, but I had glued it to my fingers from holding it wrong then pulled it off. Glue went all over my face. Scared me half to death. Hurt so much!

— noname

lol

I hate super glue never used itbut im scared so I wear full protection lol

— lol

superglued my eye

In a college art class I couldn't get the superglue out of the tube so squeezed it real hard and it shot up into my eye. I pried my eye until it opened up again and work at getting the glue of the skin and lashes. It was hard though because it was also caked all over my fingers. Luckily I think I must have blinked my eyes just as it hit my eye because it seemed to only be on the outside. I ripped some eyelashes out and had to wait and work at the glue for it all to come off. But after that experience, I feel pretty stupid, who gets superglue in their eye in college?

— johannanow

Mayonnaise NOT Acetone

I glued 3 fingers with Super Glue ! Soak fingers in a bowl of mayonnaise for 20 minutes and the glue will crystallize and crumble off. No fuss, no muss... no acetone!

— Papa J

"PEPPER"

I JUST GOT SOME SUPERGLUE ON MY FINGER (DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS ON THERE). ANYWAY, PUT MY FINGER NEXT TO MY NOSE, AND. OF COURSE IT LANDED ON MY FACE WHICH WE ALL KNOW IT DRIED QUICKLY. YOU KNOW WHAT I GOT IT OFF WITH?? I PUT SOME SIMPLE VASELINE ON IT AND LET IT SIT FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES THEN I RUBBED IT BRISKLY AND IT CAME RIGHT OFF! THAT'S MY "INVENTION" FOR THE DAY!

— JC

Super Glue - Prevention to get smeared

Prevention to get smeared by Super Glue is better than for the exercises for removal. Apply generously any edible oil (cooking oil) -groundnut/peanut/sunflower/soybean whatever is available on both of you hands and wait for a few minutes. Wipe of you hands with waste cotton/cloth/tissue paper. use safety goggle/zero glass to protect your eyes. Super glue will not stubbornly act on your skin. You can wash off your hand with any soap and warm water.

— D.K.Sarkar

Never Using Super Glue Again

I squirted super glued my eye years back when I was trying to fix a split in a manicured finger nail. The glue wouldn't come out of the tube (it was like a toothpaste tube), so I gave the tube a good squeeze. The came squirting out the back, crimped end and into one of my eyes and under it. It stung and my first thought was "will I be blinded?". Luckily, my tearing eye cleared away the glue that was on my eye ball, but I could not get the glue from the skin under my eye without very gently using nail polish remover and a cotton swab multiple times over a couple of days and it looked like I had a wrinkled rash under the eye until I get the last of it off.

—ShelleyElmblad

The things we do for beauty...

Yes, I'll admit it. I did Super Glue my eyeball. Actually, it was the cyanoacrylate glue that comes with single false eyelashes. My aim was not so great and I stuck an eyelash to my eyeball. I know, it sounds horrible, but it wasn't so bad. The glue did sting a little, but it loosened on its own in a couple of minutes. I wouldn't recommend it though.

—gemdragon