Kid Gets Hit in the Head by a Foul Ball, But Luckily He Was Wearing His Protective Popcorn Bucket (Video)

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At the Nationals-Diamondbacks game last night in Washington, in the bottom of the sixth inning, Bryce Harper ripped a foul ball down the first base line that took a funny carom off the wall, bounced up, and hit a kid right in the head.

However, there’s no need to worry. The kid is totally fine because he was wearing a popcorn bucket on his head.

That’s right. A popcorn bucket on his head. It turns out that, in addition to looking super cool, popcorn buckets actually provide a decent amount of cranial protection. Thus, after taking one right on the dome, Nationals kid just got right on up, hopped back over the fence, and brushed himself off.

Take a look:

Honestly, why spend all that money on high tech batting helmets, hockey helmets, football helmets, and bike helmets? Next time you’re at the movies, just grab a few popcorn buckets out of the garbage, wipe out the fake butter, and you’re good to go.

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