80% of people who are cat-bitten will become infected!
This animal may very well have more biodiversity in the oral cavity than any other creature out there. It certainly has the most virulent strains of bacteria, causing immediate sepsis in bite victims. Somehow the Komodo dragon remains unharmed from the bacteria in it's own mouth, but how it does this is still unknown. Just know that if you ever find yourself confronted by one of these bad boys, don't let it bite you.
Wilson Chandler of the New York Knicks
Recently, Wilson Chandler and David Lee found themselves fighting for a rebound when Lee extracted Chandler's tooth #8 using his elbow. As you can see, at first glance it appears that David Lee came out ahead in the exchange:
However, a few days later David Lee was informed that his elbow was infected and the doctors were struggling to find the right antibiotics to combat the specific strain of bacteria. (Did I ever mention that there is a greater variety of bacteria in the mouth than anywhere else in the human body?) The situation was serious enough that he was at risk of losing his triceps and, of course, ending his career! Lee described the ordeal to a local radio station:
This injury went from something that I thought was going to be a two-day situation to all of a sudden they were saying “we might have to cut your triceps muscle and you’re never going to play again” to “you’re fine”. It was a very scary situation, and I learned how serious infection can be.
It got to the point where they said if we can’t find the right antibiotics to counter the bacteria that you’re going to have to start getting things cut out of your arm, and you may never have the same arm to play basketball again.
Scary stuff! You know what's also scary? The picture of his elbow recovering from the injury. Kids, remember to wear your mouthguards - not just for your own safety but for that of your opponent!