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(WebMD)   Doctors warn that kids who swallow magnets have an increased risk of being injured, choked, bipolar   (webmd.com) divider line 52
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2014-05-19 08:43:48 AM  
Farking magnets!
 
2014-05-19 08:53:20 AM  

i0.kym-cdn.com


Farking pediatrics, how to they work?

 
2014-05-19 09:20:07 AM  
Web MD.  I trust them.

/Yeah, sarcasm
 
2014-05-19 09:22:40 AM  
hahahahahahahaha!!

Gotta love Manic Depression jibes.

/type II Bipolar Disorder, currently on downswing.
 
2014-05-19 09:23:16 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-05-19 09:23:43 AM  

uttertosh: hahahahahahahaha!!

Gotta love Manic Depression jibes.

/type II Bipolar Disorder, currently on downswing.


At least you know you'll cheer up
 
2014-05-19 09:26:21 AM  
On the plus side, they make you more attractive.
 
2014-05-19 09:26:58 AM  
What's wrong with being injured, choked, and bipolar?  Some of my favorite people like it that way.  F-You, WebMD.  Magnets are delicious.
 
2014-05-19 09:30:15 AM  

uttertosh: hahahahahahahaha!!

Gotta love Manic Depression jibes.

/type II Bipolar Disorder, currently on downswing.


i18.photobucket.com
 
2014-05-19 09:35:49 AM  
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/12/buckyballs-recall_n_5312134. h tml

One magnet and you're probably going to be OK if a little uncomfortable... swallow these sods and you're probably not getting out alive...
 
2014-05-19 09:39:37 AM  
At least those kids will be more attractive!
 
2014-05-19 09:41:15 AM  
This is what.. the 23rd time we've run with this story?
 
2014-05-19 09:46:17 AM  

nulluspixiusdemonica: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/12/buckyballs-recall_n_5312134. h tml

One magnet and you're probably going to be OK if a little uncomfortable...


Until the MRI scan.

swallow these sods and you're probably not getting out alive...

If they are swallowed at different times.  At the same time, they'll just stick together without any part of you being able to get between, and it'll be just like swallowing one.
 
2014-05-19 09:51:10 AM  
At first I was attracted to this article, but now I'm repulsed.

jillfreydotcom.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-05-19 09:55:30 AM  
On the plus side, you can just stick 'em to the side of the fridge when they misbehave.
 
2014-05-19 09:57:18 AM  
devilsbedpost.com

/hot
 
2014-05-19 09:58:21 AM  
Licenses should be required to buy magnets, with different types of licenses for different type of magnets: consumer magnets, commercial magnets, military magnets.
Magnet types to be assigned depending of their size, shape, color and strength. There should be a maximum quantity of magnets available per weeks depending on the license. There should be a central registry so people don't cheat by going to different stores.

The U.N. should be in charge of the registry.

Think of the children, and your friend that will swallow anything for $2.
 
2014-05-19 10:00:41 AM  

nulluspixiusdemonica: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/12/buckyballs-recall_n_5312134. h tml

One magnet and you're probably going to be OK if a little uncomfortable... swallow these sods and you're probably not getting out alive...


Parents can't be held responsible for being Parents, must shut down business.
 
2014-05-19 10:03:31 AM  

dkulprit: Parents can't be held responsible for being Parents, must shut down business.


Kids are suicidally stupid. There is nothing any parent can do about it.

/speaking from personal experience
 
2014-05-19 10:07:53 AM  
Works for cattle!

www.stevespanglerscience.com

/fun to play with
//not to eat
 
2014-05-19 10:15:06 AM  

uttertosh: hahahahahahahaha!!

Gotta love Manic Depression jibes.

/type II Bipolar Disorder, currently on downswing.


Rapid-cycling type II, here.

I'm on the flat, at the moment, which means the world is grey, has no texture, and all of the corners and edges are rounded.
 
2014-05-19 10:17:01 AM  
Testiclaw:  all of the corners and edges are rounded.

Apple legal will be in touch momentarily...
 
2014-05-19 10:17:24 AM  
Came in here to applaud Subby for being a magnificent headlining bastard, but leaving now with a sad.
 
2014-05-19 10:25:04 AM  

nulluspixiusdemonica: Testiclaw:  all of the corners and edges are rounded.

Apple legal will be in touch momentarily...


iPolar
 
2014-05-19 10:34:20 AM  
Teaching your kids not to put non-food/non-medicine items in their mouth is somehow not an option.

=Smidge=
 
2014-05-19 10:43:35 AM  
I have to think if you're too stupid to realize kids shouldn't be swallowing magnets, this warning won't help much.

/Ferrous? Ferrous?
 
2014-05-19 10:59:18 AM  
Doctors warn that kids who swallow magnets have an increased risk of being injured, choked, bipolar swallowing other stupid stuff too. (marbles, dirt, pet droppings, cigarette butts, insects...)
 
2014-05-19 11:01:16 AM  

Cold_Sassy: Web MD.  I trust them.

/Yeah, sarcasm


Well, in this case, they are reporting on an actual real issue for a change.

Shadow Blasko: This is what.. the 23rd time we've run with this story?


I was thinking the same thing. Yes, it's a legitimate concern, but how many more times are they going to act like this is something new?

dkulprit: Parents can't be held responsible for being Parents, must shut down business.


Smidge204: Teaching your kids not to put non-food/non-medicine items in their mouth is somehow not an option.

=Smidge=


Nice when people who don't know how kids work chime in to tell everyone how kids work. Kids stick things in their mouths. It happens. Especially with infants. Taste is the first sense that they understand. Sounds make no sense to them, touch doesn't tell them much, and their eyesight isn't spectacular and also doesn't make much sense to them. But food is something they recognize from the beginning. And while it's easy to stand back and tell people how to parent, it's far different in practice. You try and remove all dangers, but they aren't living in bubbles.

Burr: Works for cattle!

[www.stevespanglerscience.com image 388x388]

/fun to play with
//not to eat


I'd forgotten those things exist. I had to look up what they were for, but I remember seeing them when I was a kid.
 
2014-05-19 11:03:41 AM  
ts1.mm.bing.net

Last seen being pulled towards this thread.
 
2014-05-19 11:03:50 AM  

Mikey1969: I'd forgotten those things exist. I had to look up what they were for, but I remember seeing them when I was a kid.


Yep, had a few around the farm when I was a kid.  Messed up many a CRT TV back in the day.
 
2014-05-19 11:04:16 AM  

Burr: Works for cattle!

[www.stevespanglerscience.com image 388x388]

/fun to play with
//not to eat


Actually I was thinking that if you put one of those in your kids rumen, then it would catch any stray ddesk stress reliever or tounge piercing simulation magnets the kid might swallow, before they could reach the intestines and perhaps cause perforations.

Your kids have rumens, right?

This one does

andstillipersist.com
 
2014-05-19 11:06:47 AM  
Wasilla Hillbilly: I have to think if you're too stupid to realize kids shouldn't be swallowing magnets, this warning won't help much.

/Ferrous? Ferrous?

 Well, if you HAVE to think, then maybe you should start doing it?
 
2014-05-19 11:16:36 AM  

Mikey1969: Wasilla Hillbilly: I have to think if you're too stupid to realize kids shouldn't be swallowing magnets, this warning won't help much.

/Ferrous? Ferrous?
 Well, if you HAVE to think, then maybe you should start doing it?


Huh? Did I hurt your feelings once or something?
 
2014-05-19 11:19:26 AM  

Burr: Mikey1969: I'd forgotten those things exist. I had to look up what they were for, but I remember seeing them when I was a kid.

Yep, had a few around the farm when I was a kid.  Messed up many a CRT TV back in the day.


It was cool to grow up in a small town in a farming region, got to do and see some cool stuff that was mostly situations where I would hang out with a buddy, and it was 'Oh, here's something cool we do here', or occasionally field trips.
 
2014-05-19 11:20:14 AM  

Wasilla Hillbilly: Mikey1969: Wasilla Hillbilly: I have to think if you're too stupid to realize kids shouldn't be swallowing magnets, this warning won't help much.

/Ferrous? Ferrous?
 Well, if you HAVE to think, then maybe you should start doing it?

Huh? Did I hurt your feelings once or something?


Nope, just noticed that you weren't using your brain, that's all. Figured a reminder might help.
 
2014-05-19 11:24:21 AM  

Mikey1969: Wasilla Hillbilly: Mikey1969: Wasilla Hillbilly: I have to think if you're too stupid to realize kids shouldn't be swallowing magnets, this warning won't help much.

/Ferrous? Ferrous?
 Well, if you HAVE to think, then maybe you should start doing it?

Huh? Did I hurt your feelings once or something?

Nope, just noticed that you weren't using your brain, that's all. Figured a reminder might help.


Sorry. I usually turn off my brain before logging into Fark.
 
2014-05-19 11:37:55 AM  

Wasilla Hillbilly: Mikey1969: Wasilla Hillbilly: Mikey1969: Wasilla Hillbilly: I have to think if you're too stupid to realize kids shouldn't be swallowing magnets, this warning won't help much.

/Ferrous? Ferrous?
 Well, if you HAVE to think, then maybe you should start doing it?

Huh? Did I hurt your feelings once or something?

Nope, just noticed that you weren't using your brain, that's all. Figured a reminder might help.

Sorry. I usually turn off my brain before logging into Fark.


LOL, great comeback!
 
2014-05-19 11:39:59 AM  

Burr: Works for cattle!


Darn, someone beat me to it.
 
2014-05-19 11:40:33 AM  
big.assets.huffingtonpost.com
 
2014-05-19 01:59:10 PM  
I don't know, if you feed a kid a few neodymium magnets, you could stick him to the fridge.
 
2014-05-19 02:53:38 PM  

Mikey1969: Nice when people who don't know how kids work chime in to tell everyone how kids work. Kids stick things in their mouths. It happens. Especially with infants. Taste is the first sense that they understand. Sounds make no sense to them, touch doesn't tell them much, and their eyesight isn't spectacular and also doesn't make much sense to them. But food is something they recognize from the beginning. And while it's easy to stand back and tell people how to parent, it's far different in practice. You try and remove all dangers, but they aren't living in bubbles.


I think the idea isn't so much telling the kids not to stick magnets in their mouth, as to not have the magnets available for kids to stick in their mouth.  These weren't ever marketed (AFAIK) as a kid's toy.

/They were supposed to be kept in the gun safe, next to the guns and heroin.
 
2014-05-19 03:18:03 PM  

fang06554: Mikey1969: Nice when people who don't know how kids work chime in to tell everyone how kids work. Kids stick things in their mouths. It happens. Especially with infants. Taste is the first sense that they understand. Sounds make no sense to them, touch doesn't tell them much, and their eyesight isn't spectacular and also doesn't make much sense to them. But food is something they recognize from the beginning. And while it's easy to stand back and tell people how to parent, it's far different in practice. You try and remove all dangers, but they aren't living in bubbles.

I think the idea isn't so much telling the kids not to stick magnets in their mouth, as to not have the magnets available for kids to stick in their mouth.  These weren't ever marketed (AFAIK) as a kid's toy.

/They were supposed to be kept in the gun safe, next to the guns and heroin.


Yeah, it's definitely one of those 'Unintended Consequences' things. Problem is, that's not what those "professional parents" up above were saying.
 
2014-05-19 03:46:42 PM  

Testiclaw: uttertosh: hahahahahahahaha!!

Gotta love Manic Depression jibes.

/type II Bipolar Disorder, currently on downswing.

Rapid-cycling type II, here.

I'm on the flat, at the moment, which means the world is grey, has no texture, and all of the corners and edges are rounded.


well, I'm sure the world is about to throw me some nasty curve-ball. It sucks.

I'm also sleeping 12-18 hours everytime I go to bed, which is kinda nice, but shafts me royally at work (kitchen)

In a fortnight, I'll prolly level out for a month or two, and maybe even crash again depending on how work/life is - I never know what will trip my 'spiral' in either direction.

I got good meds and a good shrink, though.

/Venlafxine + Lithium FTW.
 
2014-05-19 05:39:57 PM  

Mikey1969: Yeah, it's definitely one of those 'Unintended Consequences' things. Problem is, that's not what those "professional parents" up above were saying.


That's true.  Maybe I'm just a bit bitter because I have a bunch of these magnets, and they are really fun to play with.
 
2014-05-19 05:45:04 PM  

fang06554: Mikey1969: Yeah, it's definitely one of those 'Unintended Consequences' things. Problem is, that's not what those "professional parents" up above were saying.

That's true.  Maybe I'm just a bit bitter because I have a bunch of these magnets, and they are really fun to play with.


You bitter? At least you own some... I was finally ready to talk my wife into letting me spend $30 a pop on like 40 magnets slightly bigger than BB's... :-)
 
2014-05-19 07:37:53 PM  
I didn't see it in tfa or the thread so I'll just point out:

When you swallow two magnets or magnet and a piece of iron or steel within a short time (but not the same time) they will be attracted to each other while in different parts of the gi tract. This is deadly because they get stuck and perforate the intestine. Don't give your kids magnets that they can put in the mouth.
 
2014-05-19 08:17:39 PM  
"The increased number of high-risk injuries featuring multiple, smaller magnets" -- such as those used as so-called stress relief desk toys..."

Yea, thanks to a few stupid kids, we can't have Buckyballs anymore*.

Oblig: http://www.theonion.com/articles/fun-toy-banned-because-of-three-stup i d-dead-kids,290/


* You can buy "rare earth magnets" but they come from mainland China, so no thanks
 
2014-05-19 09:41:48 PM  

Mikey1969: You bitter? At least you own some... I was finally ready to talk my wife into letting me spend $30 a pop on like 40 magnets slightly bigger than BB's... :-)


I got lucky, and bought like 4 sets of them at a comic con right before they were banned.

Although, now that I think about it, I'm missing probably about 1/3 of the actual magnets.  I guess I left my old apartment with some child death traps.
 
2014-05-19 10:02:33 PM  

fang06554: Mikey1969: You bitter? At least you own some... I was finally ready to talk my wife into letting me spend $30 a pop on like 40 magnets slightly bigger than BB's... :-)

I got lucky, and bought like 4 sets of them at a comic con right before they were banned.

Although, now that I think about it, I'm missing probably about 1/3 of the actual magnets.  I guess I left my old apartment with some child death traps.


Very nice... I almost got some when they moved around and fired a group of people here at work, but I played it safe and kept them in my office in case the owner was just one of the ones who got moved around(it's a sales floor, so they're constantly reworking teams to get the right mix). Unfortunately, they guy came looking for them, so of course I gave them back...
 
2014-05-19 11:08:37 PM  

Wasilla Hillbilly: I have to think if you're too stupid to realize kids shouldn't be swallowing magnets, this warning won't help much.

/Ferrous? Ferrous?


I saw Ferrous at the 31 flavors last night
 
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