Nicola Peate dislocated her jaw after attempting to sink her teeth into a “Kids in America” burger at Almost Famous in Liverpool. The 25-year-old at first tried to just laugh it off but that didn’t really work out because, you know, she had a dislocated jaw.
“I tried to eat it with a knife and fork and couldn’t. I couldn’t open my mouth fully,” Peate said in a U.K. Press Association release. “It felt like I had [a] cramp in my tongue, then I started to get an ear ache and a headache. The next morning I woke up and felt really, really ill. The whole side of my head was hurting.” Amateur.
According to the Huffington Post, Peate suffers from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a medical condition that makes her joints prone to dislocation. Her jaw was put back in place at the Royal Liverpool university hospital and that would have been the end of it if she hadn’t tweeted about the incident.
It wasn’t long after her tweet and a hospital press release that her embarrassing ordeal went viral. She seems to be handling her 15 minutes of fame pretty well, though. At least a little better than she handled that burger.