The Week (assisted with Dr. Ryan St. Clair of the Weill Cornell Medical College) dissects the injuries of Harry and Marv from Home Alone:
Let’s estimate the distance from the first floor to the basement at 15 feet, and assume the steam iron weighs 4 pounds. And note that the iron strikes Marv squarely in the mid-face. This is a serious impact, with enough force to fracture the bones surrounding the eyes. This is also known as a ‘blowout fracture,’ and can lead to serious disfigurement and debilitating double vision if not repaired properly.
That Kevin McCallister is a monster.