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(WMUR New Hampshire)   Local girl, 12, gets tongue stuck to flag pole. "She's going to be very popular"   (wmur.com) divider line 74
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2014-01-05 04:11:37 PM

cyberspacedout: A second reason there's no excuse not to know what would happen:

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Kids these days are deprived of quality entertainment.


Yea, it doesn't sound like there were any neighborhood kids around to enjoy the spectacle and mock her ridiculous stupidity.

12 years old and that dumb? There should be video.
 
2014-01-05 04:16:33 PM

Mugato: Misconduc: [smhttp.14409.nexcesscdn.net image 500x240]

I guess some people never seen this movie.

No one hasn't seen that movie. Even the bushman of the  Kalahari have all seen that farking movie a hundred times.



Just started dating someone before Christmas.  We're in our mid-30's.  We spent an evening watching this specifically because she had never seen it or even heard of it.
 
2014-01-05 04:19:04 PM
jeezus where do I start:


touch the flag pole with her tongue

pull her tongue off of it

"I had my hands cupped, I was blowing, breathing on her lips and tongue."

lips feel like like they've been stung by a lot of bees.

I'm still sore

The swelling in her mouth
 
2014-01-05 04:22:07 PM
Her parents were able to get her free by using some warm water while waiting for EMS to arrive. Then they took her to the emergency room.


This is the farking problem with healthcare
 
2014-01-05 04:26:37 PM
I was going to say something about having a pole to stick her tongue on and then saw she was 12 years old... yeah, not going to touch that.

/Too old.
//I keed
 
2014-01-05 04:35:05 PM
No, this girl is going to be very popular.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQYWiSXtJPs
 
2014-01-05 04:38:16 PM
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2014-01-05 04:39:53 PM
 
2014-01-05 04:44:44 PM

BunkyBrewman: It took the parents 15 minutes to figure out some warm water would un-stick her tongue from the pole?

*sigh*


No, her parents figured 15 minutes was long enough so she wouldn't do it again.

// parent
 
2014-01-05 04:46:08 PM
One winter day, during recess in 4th grade I conducted a test

I had heard about this phenomenon and being an empiricist  from an early age I couldn't let this go unproved.

Proven.  Didn't make the news.  Once I realized the state I was in I decided leaving a bit of skin on the swingset leg (ouch!) was better than being known as 'that kid'.

True story.

That was also the year I got in trouble for passing around pieces of azurite with the assurance that it was blue rock candy, you'll love it.
 
2014-01-05 04:49:37 PM

BunkyBrewman: It took the parents 15 minutes to figure out some warm water would un-stick her tongue from the pole?

*sigh*


It took 13 minutes to stop laughing and 2 minutes to heat up the water.
 
2014-01-05 05:03:58 PM
Rite of passage. The dumb kids need hospitalization. The smart kids know their tongue will freeze to the metal and only barely touch the tip of their tongue to the metal.

/mediocre kids don't try such things because they "stupid" ideas.
 
2014-01-05 05:06:11 PM

cretinbob: Her parents were able to get her free by using some warm water while waiting for EMS to arrive. Then they took her to the emergency room.


This is the farking problem with healthcare


If she stuck a significant part of her tongue to the pole, there is absolutely no reason NOT to go to the ER. The tongue carries a lot of blood vessels, and they don't like to clot when you rip them open.

For comparison, she could have had anywhere from a nasty cat scratch type wound, to a tear across the whole top of her tongue. Torn flesh is just NASTY to heal.
 
2014-01-05 05:14:22 PM

LavenderWolf: Rite of passage. The dumb kids need hospitalization. The smart kids know their tongue will freeze to the metal and only barely touch the tip of their tongue to the metal.

/mediocre kids don't try such things because they "stupid" ideas.


The really smart kids have a glass of warm water in their hands before they go all "Mythbusters" on old movies.
 
2014-01-05 07:15:42 PM

LavenderWolf: cretinbob: Her parents were able to get her free by using some warm water while waiting for EMS to arrive. Then they took her to the emergency room.


This is the farking problem with healthcare

If she stuck a significant part of her tongue to the pole, there is absolutely no reason NOT to go to the ER. The tongue carries a lot of blood vessels, and they don't like to clot when you rip them open.

For comparison, she could have had anywhere from a nasty cat scratch type wound, to a tear across the whole top of her tongue. Torn flesh is just NASTY to heal.


Can't believe I forgot the 're after they.
 
2014-01-05 09:00:00 PM
In any event, she's the new "Mikey"
Tell her to stick her tongue on it.

Hey! She likes it!
 
2014-01-05 09:17:17 PM

LavenderWolf: cretinbob: Her parents were able to get her free by using some warm water while waiting for EMS to arrive. Then they took her to the emergency room.


This is the farking problem with healthcare

If she stuck a significant part of her tongue to the pole, there is absolutely no reason NOT to go to the ER. The tongue carries a lot of blood vessels, and they don't like to clot when you rip them open.

For comparison, she could have had anywhere from a nasty cat scratch type wound, to a tear across the whole top of her tongue. Torn flesh is just NASTY to heal.


They used warm water to remove it. So no.

What do you think they would do at the emergency room?
Nothing.
She's not going to die.
Go to a walk in clinic
 
2014-01-05 09:24:17 PM
Honestly, I don't understand how this can happen, but here you go, kids: This is how you deal with it if you do get your tongue stuck to something in the winter time:

1. Calm down. Don't pull away, you'll only tear your skin.
2. Close your mouth and let as much saliva as you can muster build up in there.
3. Once you've accumulated a a mouthful of hot saliva, open  your mouth and carefully let it drool down your tongue to the contact point. It  should  be warm enough to release you. It shouldn't freeze fast enough to cause further problems.
4. Don't do this if you're in ridiculously cold climates, like Antarctica. The spit will freeze. Michigan or Canada, though? Sure, it should work.

Seriously. Use your brains, kids. At 12 years old this kid should have been able to think her way out of this.
 
2014-01-05 10:58:12 PM
I don't know who put her up to this, but I'm sure that the pain and guilt they feel is far worse than any punishment I could dish out.
 
2014-01-05 11:36:06 PM
Why would this make her popular? More like open to considerably large amounts of ridicule.
 
2014-01-06 02:36:58 AM
All they had to do was to turn off the suction in the plastic pipe made to look like a steel pole.
 
2014-01-06 05:47:14 AM

cretinbob: LavenderWolf: cretinbob: Her parents were able to get her free by using some warm water while waiting for EMS to arrive. Then they took her to the emergency room.


This is the farking problem with healthcare

If she stuck a significant part of her tongue to the pole, there is absolutely no reason NOT to go to the ER. The tongue carries a lot of blood vessels, and they don't like to clot when you rip them open.

For comparison, she could have had anywhere from a nasty cat scratch type wound, to a tear across the whole top of her tongue. Torn flesh is just NASTY to heal.

They used warm water to remove it. So no.

What do you think they would do at the emergency room?
Nothing.
She's not going to die.
Go to a walk in clinic


They used warm water to remove it, that doesn't mean there couldn't have been serious damage. It could have required stitches, and was probably bleeding pretty badly.

From TFA: "The swelling in her mouth is expected to last about six weeks."
 
2014-01-06 01:54:35 PM

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Why would this make her popular? More like open to considerably large amounts of ridicule.


I think  subby was insinuating that, as she enters her teen years, this girl will be known for licking  ANYTHING.
 
2014-01-07 05:57:28 AM

Equilibrist: One winter day, during recess in 4th grade I conducted a test

I had heard about this phenomenon and being an empiricist  from an early age I couldn't let this go unproved.

Proven.  Didn't make the news.  Once I realized the state I was in I decided leaving a bit of skin on the swingset leg (ouch!) was better than being known as 'that kid'.

True story.

That was also the year I got in trouble for passing around pieces of azurite with the assurance that it was blue rock candy, you'll love it.


Yeah, I was into experimenting with poles when I was a kid too, but it was more along the lines of exploring the funny feeling you get when you shimmy up them, like climbing the ropes in gym.

One of my friends filled a windex bottle with blue cool-aid and was spraying it into his mouth on April 1. Maybe I'll try that sometime.
 
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