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2004-10-26 11:22:21 AM
Maybe this explains why I'm bipolar.

/got nuthin'
 
2004-10-26 11:30:08 AM
Just make sure they swallow both at the same time and you're fine.
 
2004-10-26 11:58:21 AM
Good to know.
 
2004-10-26 11:58:43 AM
Good lord. An MRI would not be pretty. At all.
 
2004-10-26 12:00:08 PM
What about 2 razor blades at the same time?


/just urban mything,unbunch shorts
 
2004-10-26 12:00:16 PM
"Moreover, if the possibility of magnets in the abdomen exists, magnetic resonance imaging is to be strictly avoided."

the screams would probably frighten the tech running the machine methinks
 
2004-10-26 12:00:58 PM
An x-ray showed two foreign bodies in the small intestine.

A Frenchman and German enter a baby's bowels...
 
2004-10-26 12:01:10 PM
In other news, Kellogs plans to pull new "Magnet O's" cereal from the shelves due to poor sales and "untimely death to consumers" according to a company spokesman.

/Is it OK for adults to swallow magnets?
//Um, be right back, going to the hospital.
///Think I'll pass on that MRI.
 
2004-10-26 12:02:13 PM
as recent experiences have taught me, this aint nothing to joke about. since my son was a victim of choking just last night. All is well, he is only 10 mo's old and got a hold of piece of celery and it got lodged in his throat.

not to bring mood of thread down, there is just one in every bunch ...lol
all is well and he is just as crazy as he was yesterday, i just didnt know how close we were too losing our son until it was too late. just posting for all you farkers w/ lil ones just pay a lil attention. not that we werent, it just happened so fast.

either way, all is well on this end, and just wanted to post for fun and sharing our experience. just always be careful w/ the lil ones.

/now saying all that i didnt rtfa...lol
 
2004-10-26 12:02:22 PM
one time my little brother swallowed dental floss when he was an infant. we didn't know it until there was a little piece of string hanging out his butthole.

/i don't know what he was doing with floss
 
2004-10-26 12:02:25 PM
I wonder if A-1 would taste better than mustard on magnets?
 
2004-10-26 12:02:49 PM

But is it ok for Richard Simmons to swallow two f.ggots at the same time ?


also, never let a French child swallow two baugets at the same time.

 
2004-10-26 12:04:02 PM
i guess i didn't swallow any magnets when i was a kid, cos i stood next to a MRI machine with no ill effects (though i was worried)

though in the old Cardiac Catheter lab they used to have two large industrail magnets painted up as promotional items, god they were fun to play with, but they'd be a bit rough in the swallowing.
 
2004-10-26 12:04:08 PM
Damn, I guess I should throw out the magnet salad I brought for lunch today.
 
2004-10-26 12:04:42 PM
Don't swallow two magnets at the same time? Brilliant! Brilliant!
 
2004-10-26 12:04:55 PM
mathmatix had to be that guy, the guy that posts his personal story that fails to enjoy the humor of the thread. lol

sorry everyone, just wanted to share.....lol
 
2004-10-26 12:04:59 PM
"Moreover, if the possibility of magnets in the abdomen exists, magnetic resonance imaging is to be strictly avoided."

No shiat!
 
2004-10-26 12:06:29 PM
Let 'em swallow whatever they want...we need a Darwin tag...
 
2004-10-26 12:06:50 PM
vonspringer
Good lord. An MRI would not be pretty. At all.

The cool thing about getting tours of the radiology department at the hospital is that you get allll the cool MRI stories. Like the cop who came in (can't remember the reason) and his gun discharged right at the thing. Or the janitor who brought in a floor waxer. Can't remember why he was there, either.

But if you have implants, the tissue that ends up growing around it makes MRIs OK... so I guess "how long since you last swallowed those magnets?" would be a good question before going through.

That article made me queasy, though. I just remembered all the superstrong magnets from physics class in high school... the ones that you couldn't even pry apart, you had to slide them... and those being between layers of intestinal lining... sweet Jesus, that's enough of this thread for me.
 
2004-10-26 12:06:56 PM
mathmatix
All is well, he is only 10 mo's old and got a hold of piece of celery and it got lodged in his throat.

I knew it! My parents never believed me! I knew that celery had an underhand motive. Evil stuff.
 
2004-10-26 12:06:59 PM
An MRI with a magnet inside of the abdominal cavity, would be roughly the same as sticking a weedeater down the kid's throat.

That wouldn't be pretty, At all. Funny, maybe, if you dislike children. But not pretty. :)
 
2004-10-26 12:07:09 PM
What exactly would happen if you had a magnet in you and went into an MRI?
 
2004-10-26 12:07:36 PM
"Moreover, if the possibility of magnets in the abdomen exists, magnetic resonance imaging is to be strictly avoided."

the screams would probably frighten the tech running the machine methinks


I would think the bullet-like projectiles ripping from the child's belly would be more of a concern than screams.
 
2004-10-26 12:07:44 PM
mathmatix:

no worries dude...i have a 3 month old that is just starting to put things in his mouth. i appreciate your comments...
 
2004-10-26 12:08:46 PM
So much for the healing power of magnets
 
2004-10-26 12:09:01 PM
An x-ray showed two foreign bodies in the small intestine.

I would never let a foreign body enter my intestine no matter how much they paid me.

/got nothing
 
2004-10-26 12:09:49 PM
What would really happen if you had a stomach full of magnets and then got an MRI? Would you levitate in that little tunnel or get stuck to the roof? Would the magnets in your gut come out your butt or mouth?
 
2004-10-26 12:10:40 PM
Nobody can eat just one!
 
2004-10-26 12:11:20 PM
ram thanks for the love, yeah just keep your eye on em.....
they are slick lil bastages.
lol
 
2004-10-26 12:12:00 PM
"Moreover, if the possibility of magnets in the abdomen exists, magnetic resonance imaging is to be strictly avoided."

--

the screams would probably frighten the tech running the machine methinks

---

I would think the bullet-like projectiles ripping from the child's belly would be more of a concern than screams.


yeah, cleaning the MRI machine of bloody chunks of metal is not an easy or fun job.
 
2004-10-26 12:12:34 PM
mmmm.... tablet shaped magnets!
 
2004-10-26 12:12:59 PM


I don't see the problem.
 
2004-10-26 12:13:32 PM
Once you pop you can't stop?
/got nuthin
 
2004-10-26 12:13:46 PM
LineNoise Magnetic Resonance Imaging is done with super-strong magnets, so they would yank out any magnets inside of you.
 
2004-10-26 12:14:43 PM
vernonFL
hopefully youd feel like your about to die and scream and they can turn the damn thing down. If not my guess is youd find out what would happen if you shot a gun from inside yourself.
 
2004-10-26 12:15:05 PM
Don't let your child swallow two magnets at the same time. One is okay

This only applies to children, right?

By omission, it appears that it is ok for adults to swallow two magnets.

/yes, I RTFA but no, I'm not going to try out this theory
 
2004-10-26 12:15:45 PM
We need to start testing kids at a young age to treat out the one's with magnet problems. It only takes twice and your dead!

America has a new war...
 
2004-10-26 12:15:50 PM
vernonFL,

You remember that scene from Alien??? It would burst out of your belly in a splatter of Hollywood goodness...

/ewww
 
2004-10-26 12:16:10 PM
Cool Stuff Sucked into an MRI pic's

http://www.simplyphysics.com/flying_objects.html
 
2004-10-26 12:16:18 PM
magnets...no one can eat just one!

i found a Barbie shoe in my son's diaper when he was 6 months old...he is my only child, so where the Barbie accessory came from, i don't know...
 
2004-10-26 12:16:18 PM
I understand, vaguely, how MRI's work, but at the same time I had one done to me, and I have

A) dental implants (granted it was not a MRI of my skull)
B) some titanium that holds part of my arm together

They did ask about these ahead of time, and treated them as no big deal. Thats why I always assumed the magnets were not THAT super powerful.
 
2004-10-26 12:16:30 PM
Fatal Attraction?

Sorry.
 
2004-10-26 12:18:45 PM
StreetlightInTheGhetto the reason implants aren't affected by the magnetism is because they are 17-4 stainless steel or titanium and are not magnetic. It's not like the cyborg skin that allowed the terminator to pass through the time machine. Say, how did the liquid metal terminator get through without skin?
 
2004-10-26 12:20:03 PM
How MRIs work:

A magnetic field is created and pulses of radio waves are sent from a scanner.

The radio waves knock the nuclei of the atoms in your body out of their normal position.

As the nuclei realign back into proper position, the nuclei send out radio signals.

These signals are received by a computer that analyzes and converts them into an image of the part of the body being examined.

This image appears on a viewing monitor.
 
2004-10-26 12:22:23 PM
Damn, vernonFL beat me to it. That was exactly what I wa going to say!
 
2004-10-26 12:22:48 PM
klatubaradanikto

Wow, didn't know titanium was not attracted to magnets whats the fancy word for that again?). That being the case though, why does it set off metal detectors? I occasionaly set off the airport one, and when they hit me with the wand it picks up on my arm, where I have pins.
 
2004-10-26 12:24:24 PM
A MRI machine creates a magnetic field of from 1.5-3 Tesla. By reference, an electromagnetic crane used to pick up automobiles at a junkyard creates a field of about 1 Tesla.

Swallowing a magnet then jumping into a MRI machine would be a lot like having a bullet shoot from your stomach out.
 
2004-10-26 12:24:42 PM
I pray that he never runs into magneto. Did you see what he did to that jail guard in Xmen2? Or what about what he did to Wolverine in the comics? Sheesh.

/ends nerd rant
 
2004-10-26 12:24:58 PM
Lessee... MRI... magnets... dear gods, it would be like being torn apart on the inside...

(writes something down for his "how to be a supervillan" book.
 
2004-10-26 12:27:35 PM
Magnetic stirring bars, pill like goodness. Teflon coating so they go down smoooooth.

 
2004-10-26 12:28:48 PM
it's true that you can't just "turn off" a MRI machine, they need to be pulled down gradually and the energy bled off, these sucker consume a lot of energy, but they store a lot too.

when things go wrong, you can lose days fixing them.
 
2004-10-26 12:28:58 PM
Titanium and aluminum aren't affected during MRIs, but you really shouldn't wear steel-toed boots into one...

/had both titanium and aluminum attached to my head during a scan of my neck

//made the mistake of wearing steel-toed boots that day...
 
2004-10-26 12:29:23 PM
LineNoise A metal detector works by measuring or detecting an item's conductivity. Implant grade materials are still conductive so the metal detector will pick it up, but it's non-ferric so it doesn't attract to a magnet. Like your pocket change (although I wouldn't carry any change in the MRI).
 
2004-10-26 12:29:28 PM
An MRI huh? Finally I'll have a way to get rid of those pesky metal splinters in my fingers.

/will definately need a camera for this one
 
2004-10-26 12:31:08 PM
oh, and don't take your credit cards anywhere near the MRI machine, cos they will be wiped and the doctors will steal your credit.
 
2004-10-26 12:31:21 PM
Yet another stupid thing to frighten parents.

Back in my day, we used to swallow electro magnets and pick up tonka trucks with our bellies. Then we'd walk around the school yard saying "Hey! Look at me! I'm magnetic belly guy."

Kids today are being pussified.

/only half kidding
 
2004-10-26 12:31:49 PM
I like he MRI warning. If you don't understand why, you should watch the mythbusters episode where they debunk exploding tattoos. The scene where the MRI sucks the tub of iron oxide based ink into the chamber is classic.

In conclusion, magnets in gut + MRI = a nasty mess to have to clean up afterwards.
 
2004-10-26 12:32:52 PM
Zentelis

An MRI huh? Finally I'll have a way to get rid of those pesky metal splinters in my fingers.

/will definately need a camera for this one


too bad if you want your fingers
 
2004-10-26 12:34:59 PM
wouldn't it be the same if you had any chunk of magnetic metal in your stomach? Why would it have to be a magnet?
 
2004-10-26 12:36:14 PM
I was watching the homo (I don't care how dorky the guy is, that beret fetish is gay) and his friend on Mythbusters just a few days ago and they were conducting a test with tattoo ink that had some kind of metallic element in it. They busted the myth that tattoos would explode but the best part was when the guy walked in with a small box filled with the metallic ink. As soon as he got near the MRI, the friggin box of ink flew out of his hand and swirled around inside the MRI banging against the walls. Pretty neat...
 
2004-10-26 12:36:35 PM
Won't somebody think of the children!

My son chocked on grapes a couple of times as an infant (yes this happened more than once he loves grapes). Why people should know the technique to dilodge food from an infants throat or for that matter anyones throat.
 
2004-10-26 12:39:05 PM
mathmatix: I can't count the times I had to heimlich my kid. Once for a piece of steak, twice for a round mint candy (keep hard candy away from them as long as you can due to choking hazard), lessee...an ice cube....

Last month I watched her have to heimlich-launch something out of my grandsons throat. She freaked out and I just laughed and laughed.

/grandpa humor is odd
 
2004-10-26 12:39:24 PM
DUMBASS ALERT:
Last year I bought some magnets from some company, cant remember the name. Anyway, theyre really powerful, really small, they come in different shapes...Im losing the point here. If someone knows the company, post a link, its really cool.

Anyway, like any bored farker sitting around with really powerful magnets, I started using them on different body parts. Haha, I can look like Im wearing earrings because they'll attract each other through my earlobe. Haha, Ive got pierced hands.

Then comes the genius idea to put one in my mouth and the other outside, on my lip. First, I almost lost a tooth when the one outside attracted the one inside; it shot like a bullet across my tongue and bounced off a tooth. Then came pain: the pain of having two powerful magnets trying to be with one another, with only the thin flesh of my lip separating them. 30 minutes it took me, 30 long minutes with fingernails and pliers, to pull one of those things free. See, I could manage to get a grip on one magnet at a time, but when I'd pull on it it just pulled the other magnet, effectively trying to pull my lip off. Long story short, after a lot of pain (and no small amount of blood, either) I managed to grip both at the same time and yank them off without requiring stitches or a visit to the doctor. But for a while there it was close...
 
2004-10-26 12:40:49 PM
Jams69r: Oh yeah, grapes! I had to popgun those out of her too a few times.

The kid was like a potato gun with a ponytail I tells ya!
 
2004-10-26 12:41:10 PM
cokemonkey

Were you on coke?
 
2004-10-26 12:41:15 PM
OK, folks, you wanna know how an MRI works, here's an NMR text:

Link!

A good way to get the "quizzical dog" from MDs is to keep refering to MRI as NMR. You see, it should be called NMRI = Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Doctors and patients weren't too keen on the word "Nuclear" though, so it became MRI.

The thing is, you go to a med school or hospital, and some of them don't even know that NMR = MRI. They get one sentence at the beginning of training, and then it is MRI for life. So, when a chemist or physicist talks to a doc, you have to shift your brain to MD-speak.
 
2004-10-26 12:43:26 PM
OK, amend warning to include swallowing one magnet followed by a chunk of ferrous metal.

From what we've learned today, though, swallowing lead, aluminum, cadmium, sodium, brass, bronze, titanium, magnesium, silver, gold and copper are ok.

Neodymium is right out.
 
2004-10-26 12:44:27 PM
Just have the kid swallow a lobster, and let it take care of the magnets.
 
2004-10-26 12:47:20 PM
2004-10-26 12:44:27 PM hogans

Just have the kid swallow a lobster, and let it take care of the magnets.

...she swallowed a spider to catch the fly.
 
2004-10-26 12:50:36 PM
The article in itself is cool. The fact that I used to live next to the doctor who wrote the study is even cooler. He once did the x-rays when I had a bladder infection.
 
2004-10-26 12:51:42 PM
Um... am I the only one who would try applying a strong degausser to the abdomen before resorting to surgery?
 
2004-10-26 12:53:29 PM
cokemonkey, I'm really, really sorry... but I'm laughing like hell at your pain. Have tried to pull magnets like those apart before - can't imagine what you went through.
 
2004-10-26 12:58:38 PM
hmmmmm...... what about bad parenting?
 
2004-10-26 01:00:45 PM
Also:

Don't swallow matter and anti-matter at the same time.
 
2004-10-26 01:02:44 PM
tommyl66

/Is it OK for adults to swallow magnets?


I guess they assume adults aren't going around swallowing random obects. At least normal adults.

Uh-oh.

Hey Farkers, don't swallow magnets!
 
2004-10-26 01:04:23 PM
STORY TIME!

One day in high school, I and a few of my friends ended up staying after school because one of the people we were giving a ride home participated in the school's chess club. It was held in the physics room, and a few of us played a game or two in waiting, but for the most part we just messed around with the physics lab equipment out of boredom.

Stuck to the doorframe of the teacher's office was a 300lb-lift sheet metal magnet. It weighed about ten pounds or so, but one of my smaller friends could hang off the thing easily. Needless to say, this little bit of physics coolness couldn't possibly end up left alone in a room full of bored geeks.

Eventually, one of my friends gets the bright idea to start messing with the lab computer's monitor using this thing. I know, I know - that's really horrible for it. But hey, we were bored and it made pretty colors. Soon, though, someone spoke up.

"Hey, don't get that too near the computer itself. You could hurt the thing." To which the person holding the magnet (who, I must point out, built computers as a side-job) said "like this?" He waved the GIANT, 300-POUND LIFT MAGNET towards the computer case jokingly. I'm sure you can imagine what happened next.

Yep, the magnet leapt out of his hands, and attached to the metal case of the computer with a loud THWUNK. The next sound can best be described as an electronic "BWEEEEEeeeeeeooooooop," as the computer pretty much instantly died.

We left rather soon afterwards. We weren't invited back.
 
2004-10-26 01:04:49 PM
Hard drive magnets are pretty dang strong too...not sure on their exact composition, but I've got one here no larger than a quarter that can support a 45lb barbell. Pretty impressive, I know some people that can't do that...
 
2004-10-26 01:09:19 PM
23NoonBlue

"Let 'em swallow whatever they want...we need a Darwin tag..."


Yeah, because we should weed out those infants who can't fend for themselves right out of the womb. God forbid they should grow up one day and breed equally stupid babies.

/its pronounced "nuc-u-lur"
 
2004-10-26 01:09:50 PM
Not as bad as the time someone left a degausser on next to the place where the tech set the tapes that had commercials on them. Needless to say, hilarity ensued when he ran the tapes.
 
2004-10-26 01:12:00 PM
This was when I worked at a TV station FYI.
 
2004-10-26 01:14:02 PM
2004-10-26 12:16:18 PM LineNoise

I understand, vaguely, how MRI's work, but at the same time I had one done to me, and I have

A) dental implants (granted it was not a MRI of my skull)
B) some titanium that holds part of my arm together


Titanium is nonmagnetic (diamagnetic, I believe, which means that it can be affected by very large fields but only slightly).

Depends what the implants are made from, but I imagine they are nonmagnetic.

Just because something is metal does not mean it is ferromagnetic, like iron. In fact, most metals aren't.
 
2004-10-26 01:17:26 PM
It's strange, I find this story repelling yet at the same time I'm attracted to it.
 
2004-10-26 01:29:54 PM
I for one welcome our new magnetovorous overlords.
 
2004-10-26 01:40:18 PM
Is it ok to swallow two magnates?

/mmmm, tycoonalicous!
 
2004-10-26 01:41:24 PM
I used to work for an inventory company. Among other stores, we did all of the Agways in NY. They sell magnets designed to go through a cows gut to pick up any metal objects they may have ingested while grazing. I wonder if there is a warning label on it that says ONE AT A TIME.

Moo
 
2004-10-26 01:45:29 PM
thanks for all the funnay and kind words. i do appreciate them. being a new parent(child under a year old) things like this obviously scare the shiat out of you. not to mention having 911 come to my house for something real and not a childish prank.

either way, has anyone done a studio on three magnets or would it be just like eating one?
 
2004-10-26 02:02:20 PM
Yeah, I've got some super powerful magnets too.
I think they are ceramic, if you want to search for that.
They are not to be trifled with.
A human can not pull them directly apart.
Of course BY SIMPLY ROTATING THE MAGNETS, ** cokemonkey **, THEY COME APART QUITE EASILY.

Keep them away from your puter.
 
2004-10-26 02:22:08 PM
Someone in Hollywood is reading this forum and is taking notes. In about 6 months there'll be a new horror movie where the killer force feeds his victims ball bearings, puts him in a MRI machine and turns it on high.
 
2004-10-26 02:28:32 PM
 
2004-10-26 02:28:40 PM
On a site that archives simple human stupidity, there was a story of one guy who never could figure out why his computer at work kept going belly-up. A co-worker came in and notices the large collection of novelty magnets on a dry-erase board and beside that, the computer's CPU. Some quick rearrangement, problem solved, and a smack on the head for Mr. Obvious.

/are magnets low-carb?
 
2004-10-26 02:37:28 PM
I used to fix pc's for a living and in the lab there we got all kinds of crazy with harddrive magnets. I found that slapping the magnet sraight on ram didnt do a damn thing to the machine at all.. though wisking it outside the harddrive would make the drive stop spinning. I was aggrivated to find out that it took a good 5 minutes of this treatment to kill the drive.
 
2004-10-26 02:45:49 PM
Mathmatix I got to hiemlich my youngest daughter (11 mos.) because of CHEESE yesterday, she likes it so much that she just kept stuffing it in her mouth. That said just wait until your baby is smart and coordinated enough to start seeing how large of an object will fit up his/her nose. I am amazed at the elasticity of nostrils and the determination of children.
 
2004-10-26 02:47:06 PM
A lot of cool magnet products here. I wanna get one of the ones that says somehting like "Don't buy these unless you know what you're doing, are prepared to store it carefully away from children and other folks inexperienced with large, dangerous magnets. The poles, North and South are on opposite flat round surfaces, like heads and tails on a coin respectively. Again, don't buy these unless you either have experience with strong magnets, or like broken fingers! This is a very serious magnet and not a toy.".

Ahhahahahahaha! Awesome.
 
2004-10-26 02:58:45 PM
I've got a friend (also a farker, don't know if he'll read this) who worked on designing a new MRI room at a local hospital (don't remember which one). They couldn't use steel screws on any of the lighting fixtures or ceiling panels because the MRI would pull them out of the walls when it was turned on. So yeah, your guts would asplode.
 
2004-10-26 03:01:49 PM
2004-10-26 02:02:20 PM snikrepkire
Yeah, I've got some super powerful magnets too.
I think they are ceramic, if you want to search for that.
They are not to be trifled with.
A human can not pull them directly apart.
Of course BY SIMPLY ROTATING THE MAGNETS, ** cokemonkey **, THEY COME APART QUITE EASILY.


Shiat, I could have used your company, 'cause I NEVER WOULD HAVE THOUGHT OF THAT = )
First, I found the company I bought them from:
Gaussboys

And heres the magnet I used:

Little tiny, huh? Try pulling this sharp-edged, 10lb.-power (for each magnet) bastard off your lip (or twisting it), when its being pulled so strongly in the other direction that it looks like it's actually sunken into your lip. I use one of these to hold things to my refrigerator; menus now, but for a while I used it to hold up a skillet.
 
2004-10-26 03:04:40 PM


Magnet's...Betcha can't just eat one!
 
2004-10-26 03:11:16 PM
2004-10-26 02:47:06 PM frontierpsychiatry
A lot of cool magnet products here.


Ah holy shiat thats some cool stuff. Check out this video of a frog levitating due to being in a retarded-high magnetic field (or something).

frog
Magnets are awesome, simply awesome. Ahhh...Science!
 
2004-10-26 03:16:43 PM
I have no first hand experience with MRI but I've heard stories of accidents from some of my old research coworkers (take with a grain of salt - these may be exagerations).

One day they decided to do an MRI on a mouse that had recently undergone some kind of abdominal surgery as part of a lab study. When they powered up the MRI the mouse basically exploded. They later realized that metal staples had been used to help close the incision. When the staples were exposed to the rapidly oscilating magnetic field, they essentially became mini blender blades spinning around inside the mouse.

If you swallow a magnet and then sit in an MRI the effect would be... bad.
 
2004-10-26 03:28:54 PM
2004-10-26 03:11:16 PM cokemonkey

Ah holy shiat thats some cool stuff. Check out this video of a frog levitating due to being in a retarded-high magnetic field (or something).

frog
Magnets are awesome, simply awesome. Ahhh...Science!



While listening to Pump Up The Volume by M/A/R/R/S.
 
2004-10-26 03:35:07 PM
TwizeeK: I saw that Mythbusters episode, that show is awesome. They should do one about this- just for the squishy effects.
 
Ant
2004-10-26 03:35:29 PM
2004-10-26 12:02:22 PM ram1312

one time my little brother swallowed dental floss when he was an infant. we didn't know it until there was a little piece of string hanging out his butthole.



Whatever you do, DO NOT PULL ON THE STRING!
 
Ant
2004-10-26 03:37:34 PM
2004-10-26 12:06:29 PM 23NoonBlue

Let 'em swallow whatever they want...we need a Darwin tag...


Moron.
 
2004-10-26 03:38:26 PM
Actaully the magnetic field is not rapidly oscillating. The magnetic field is static, and cannot be turned off without putting the whole machine out of service for a few days. (Probably until the company rep can come in and supervise the reenergizing of the magnet.) Any metal parts in the body get pulled strongly in one direction (into the magnet) but they don't whip around or anything.
 
2004-10-26 03:41:34 PM
Speaking of magnetism, magnetars are the coolest kind of stars. They're neutron stars with magnetic fields 10^15 times stronger than earth's, that periodically release bursts of energy comparable to the amount the sun radiates in a year.
 
2004-10-26 03:43:12 PM
Mathmatix

Want to be really scared. Have your child go into a Febral Seizure. What's that you ask? When a child usually under 5 years temperature gets to high the body shuts down and goes into a seizure. Its normal and 1 in every five children have it. WTF?!? No one ever told me about that one! Needless to say my wifes mom is like yeah, her sisters had the same thing growing up. Thanks for the info mom! Scarred the crap out of both of us the first time my wife the next two times.
 
2004-10-26 04:02:09 PM
So if Kerry put out goose food with little magnets in it, could he then hunt with a big huge magnet like in the Bugs Bunny cartoons?

/got absolutely nuthin'
//like Kerry, except for the hunting part
 
2004-10-26 04:35:52 PM
OOooooooh.....You got a lobster and you got a magnet

/Lobster has antenna, but don't you grab it!
 
2004-10-26 04:36:01 PM
Time to build a railgun that shoots out small frogs at high speeds! Ribbit ribbit ribbZZZZOOOOOMMMMMM..... splat!


/frog speedball!
 
2004-10-26 04:36:11 PM
I am often astounded at the ability of the human race to grow into adulthood, what with the infantile stage being so absolutely stupid and prone to shoving anything that will fit into the mouths.

I don't think I'd make a good parent, for I'd probably build and attach a muzzle to any infant from 6 months on up to three years old.

They say that the bigger the brain, the longer the infant has to 'cook' before becoming intelligent enough to protect itself, unlike most animals.

I prefer not to bother with kids until they're at least 3 years old, talking comprehensively, able to walk without wobbling and falling over, don't need diapers of any type and have the brains not to put anything known to be dangerous into their mouths. After watching various incarnations of Americas Funniest Home Videos showing baby clips, I can understand why the 'fun' stops once a kid comes along and the parents have to go to DEFCON 5 for a couple of years.
 
2004-10-26 05:10:26 PM
Hey! my kid once ate a magnet, too!

(Can't for the life of me figure out what they find so attractive about them!!!)


/peeee-youuuu!
 
2004-10-26 06:56:50 PM
 
2004-10-26 07:10:53 PM


P0wn3d!
 
2004-10-26 10:30:18 PM
I suggest that the magnets could be removed with a modified laparoscope that has a stronger magenet attached firmly to the business end of it.
 
2004-10-27 01:16:32 AM
GOOD LORD, my 6 year old ate a magnet when he was wee...never saw that farker again, tho, i assume he crapped it out, but what if he didn't? and what if he needed an MRI? now i can tell the doc if this ever comes up.
THANK YOU, FARK!
/also, he has a nickel in there, and quite recently ate the string a candy necklace is strung on.

his answer when i asked him why he ate the string?
"you didn't tell me i could't."
 
2004-10-31 08:38:08 AM
that's probably the grossest thing I've ever read... which is odd, I know.
 
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