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(Stuff.co.nz)   Discovering that Tiddlywink which had been lodged in your nose for nearly four decades is another valid reason for getting a Covid test   (stuff.co.nz) divider line
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2021-06-26 5:44:15 PM  
And I thought my deviated septum was a problem. Had sinus surgery in about 2001 or so, that helped clear up frequent sinus infections. Acid reflux treatment after that and I almost never have cold-like maladies.
 
2021-06-26 6:42:09 PM  
Sometimes you can really push things up there.

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2021-06-26 7:13:29 PM  
She remembered how while playing with her siblings, they improvised the game a little by putting one piece up each nostril and blowing them out.
"One time I accidentally inhaled one instead of blowing it out," she said, "I remember being terrified at the time, thinking 'where it has gone'."
She soon forgot about the incident, although she said she always had problems breathing through her nose "but never gave it much thought."

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2021-06-26 7:14:13 PM  
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2021-06-26 7:14:21 PM  
How violent were your Tiddly Wink games that you got one lodged up your schnoz, AND didn't notice it?

/ must have been a part of my childhood I missed out on
// and I thought getting chased by the cops was exciting
 
2021-06-26 7:17:06 PM  
Up His Nose
Youtube 2AYnz86FK8c
 
2021-06-26 7:17:22 PM  
Tiddlywinks was my game when I was very young. I loved nothing better than a snifter of chocolate milk and a good game of Tiddlywinks. A game of skill, color, and daring.
 
2021-06-26 7:17:53 PM  
At least it wasn't two tiddlywinks
 
2021-06-26 7:18:59 PM  

Nick Nostril: How violent were your Tiddly Wink games that you got one lodged up your schnoz, AND didn't notice it?


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2021-06-26 7:19:28 PM  
Why the fark isn't there a farking picture of what the fark that is in the article I have to farking Google that shiat for myself that is some farking bullshiat
 
2021-06-26 7:19:37 PM  
"I snorted a tiddly wink and then I forgot about it, including literally all of the many, many times over the subsequent four decades when I couldn't breathe and I was in nasal pain."

Imagine just ... not ever making that connection. For decades.
 
2021-06-26 7:21:18 PM  
Whenever they tested Trump, in my mind I just pictured Dr.s searching for french fries and straws.
 
2021-06-26 7:21:32 PM  
We had the Welcome Back, Kotter board game and at the time I thought it was really stupid that the green tube game piece that you had to hold when you said, "up your nose with a rubber hose" was not small enough to actually fit up one's nose.
 
2021-06-26 7:22:34 PM  
Imagine what other doctors find

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2021-06-26 7:27:53 PM  
Strangely, this isn't the first time I've heard of this exact scenario...
 
2021-06-26 7:31:27 PM  
Nice find subby.
 
2021-06-26 7:32:36 PM  

LordOfThePings: Nick Nostril: How violent were your Tiddly Wink games that you got one lodged up your schnoz, AND didn't notice it?

"EVERY HOLE IS A GOAL"


We're gonna need a bigger squidger
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2021-06-26 7:36:18 PM  
... a tiddlywink and it hadn't even lost its color.

Goddammit, what color was it?!?!
 
2021-06-26 7:43:37 PM  
There have been a number of cases like this lately.

I guess the takeaway is: Kids put weird things up their noses, and doctors need to start doing x-rays any time a kid is brought in just to make sure there isn't a goddamn lawn dart or skateboard lodged in there.
 
2021-06-26 7:45:26 PM  
Up His Nose
Youtube 2AYnz86FK8c
 
2021-06-26 7:45:31 PM  
TIL this is a real thing.

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2021-06-26 7:45:40 PM  

Gyrfalcon: There have been a number of cases like this lately.

I guess the takeaway is: Kids put weird things up their noses, and doctors need to start doing x-rays any time a kid is brought in just to make sure there isn't a goddamn lawn dart or skateboard lodged in there.


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Not only kids...
 
2021-06-26 7:45:54 PM  
If you have a deviated septum and need to have a 'rona nasal swab test let the person swabbing you know. If you don't they will keep ramming that swab in until you scream rather than switching nostrils at the first sign of excessive discomfort.

/a family member needed to be tested prior to a surgical procedure
//was shocked at how willing the tester was to just keep ramming that thing in
 
2021-06-26 7:51:01 PM  

fragMasterFlash: If you have a deviated septum and need to have a 'rona nasal swab test let the person swabbing you know. If you don't they will keep ramming that swab in until you scream rather than switching nostrils at the first sign of excessive discomfort.

/a family member needed to be tested prior to a surgical procedure
//was shocked at how willing the tester was to just keep ramming that thing in


OMFG. ROFLMAO. Sorry. 😐
 
2021-06-26 7:54:11 PM  
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2021-06-26 7:59:23 PM  

X-Geek: ... a tiddlywink and it hadn't even lost its color.

Goddammit, what color was it?!?!


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/I've had you favorited this way for so long I've forgotten what you said that prompted it
 
2021-06-26 8:03:36 PM  
It could have been worse.

It could have been Lemmiwinks.
 
2021-06-26 8:11:51 PM  
I heard it was already turned into a movie.

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2021-06-26 8:13:20 PM  
One of my kids had three surgeries in a 12 month period.  He was about 4-5 at the time, and over the course of the next 18-24 months, he had multiple sinus problems.

Finally the ENT stuck a little tiny flashlight thing up his nose and pulled out the tab used to cover the end of a breathing tube.  No idea which surgery it was, but someone inserted the tube, pulled the tab enough to open it so the anesthesia and later oxygen would flow.  They then didn't finish removing the tab and after the procedure, just pulled the tube.

The kid never ever complained about a weird feeling or nose stuffiness.  Just ambled through life with a hunk of plastic junking up his nose.
 
2021-06-26 8:32:15 PM  
How in the fark do you "forget" something that's been shoved up your damn nose for nearly 40 years?
 
2021-06-26 8:39:34 PM  

bughunter: X-Geek: ... a tiddlywink and it hadn't even lost its color.

Goddammit, what color was it?!?!

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/I've had you favorited this way for so long I've forgotten what you said that prompted it


I have no idea what I could have said to prompt that, but goddammit, what color am i favorited in?!?!

Pro tip: I usually add the thread number to my favorites comment so I can go back and figure out why I favorited them.
 
2021-06-26 8:51:20 PM  

X-Geek: ... a tiddlywink and it hadn't even lost its color.

Goddammit, what color was it?!?!


Snot greenish-yellow.
 
2021-06-26 9:21:07 PM  
The World Singles Tiddlywinks Championships
Youtube 09TSwVSl3ZM
 
2021-06-26 9:22:19 PM  

X-Geek: goddammit, what color am i favorited in?


Purple 5 is the color of slack.

You gotta turn up the funk to get to Purple 4.

(I only use 4 and 5 for most colors; the others are too dark to read against.)

(Except for Red.  You get to Red 3 and you're about to get puh-lonked.)

/red is for trolls
//green is for friends
///purple is for just plain weird
 
2021-06-26 10:16:53 PM  

bughunter: X-Geek: goddammit, what color am i favorited in?

Purple 5 is the color of slack.

You gotta turn up the funk to get to Purple 4.

(I only use 4 and 5 for most colors; the others are too dark to read against.)

(Except for Red.  You get to Red 3 and you're about to get puh-lonked.)

/red is for trolls
//green is for friends
///purple is for just plain weird


Favoriting me as "the color of slack" in the color of slack seems a little redundant, but ok, it wouldn't surprise me that something I posted was just plain weird. I sometimes use fark as a kind of word association test and Weeners thing that comes to mind.
 
2021-06-26 10:32:54 PM  
In 1978?, my 7 year old sister got a piece of Kix cereal stuck in her nose, and had to go to the ER to get it out. That's all. Oh, she's an ER nurse now (well, for almost 30 years now). ECSB.
 
2021-06-26 10:59:58 PM  

kb7rky: How in the fark do you "forget" something that's been shoved up your damn nose for nearly 40 years?


you remember things from 40 years ago? Fark no. life moves on. little things disappear.
 
2021-06-26 11:15:25 PM  
Do not Google twinks nose stuffing
 
2021-06-26 11:29:47 PM  

ImOscar: She remembered how while playing with her siblings, they improvised the game a little by putting one piece up each nostril and blowing them out.
"One time I accidentally inhaled one instead of blowing it out," she said, "I remember being terrified at the time, thinking 'where it has gone'."
She soon forgot about the incident, although she said she always had problems breathing through her nose "but never gave it much thought."

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Farking wypipo.
 
2021-06-27 2:04:11 AM  

Mad Canadian: Strangely, this isn't the first time I've heard of this exact scenario...


I don't remember any of this, but when I was 3 I started getting sinus infections over and over. After six months of this my pediatrician told my mother to take me to an EENT specialist.

The EENT guy dug around in my sinuses and finally extracted (drum roll) a stinkbait sponge.

If you're not familiar with the term here's the 411: My dad was an avid fisherman and he loved catfish; about half the protein my sisters and I consumed any given summer was catfish.

You don't catch catfish with worms or sardines; you catch them with stinkbait. As the name implies, stinkbait is a goop that looks like peanut butter and smells like...

It's hard to describe stinkbait's odor. Imagine skunk spray, swamp crack, mildewed towels, unwashed jockstraps, rotted liver, dead fish and a toilet that hasn't been flushed for a month.

You can't hang stinkbait on a hook the way you do a worm, so you put a little sponge, about the size of a Monopoly die, on the hook and smear some stink bait on it.

The sponge looks like this:
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Apparently I'd come across a stinkbait sponge in the garage or yard, and not knowing what to do with it, I stuffed it up my nose and forgot about it.

My dad's gone now so I can't ask him, but I have occasionally wondered, assuming the sponge smelled like six months' worth of sinus infections crammed into a tiny little sponge, if my dad tried to use it on a hook. I wouldn't blame him if he did; it would be a great story.
 
2021-06-27 2:07:18 AM  

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Could you imagine the level of debauchery at the afterparty of the solo Tiddlywink championship?  I imagine it would be something like a post-concert Led Zepplin hotel-trashing orgy, except deftly flipping groupies into a giant barrel rather than violating underage girls with fish.

After a good Tiddlywink orgy, I imagine people are pulling colored coins out of all sorts of orifices decades after the fact.

I used to dabble in that sort of thing but with the threat of AIDs all my postgamesmanship lovemaking has been strictly Popomatic.
 
2021-06-27 2:17:03 AM  

Sensei Can You See: Apparently I'd come across a stinkbait sponge in the garage or yard, and not knowing what to do with it, I stuffed it up my nose and forgot about it.


Toddlers have a three-step process for examining items:
1. Can I eat it?
2. Can I play with it?
3. Can I put it up my nose?

If it's not edible (doesn't taste good) and can't be played with (doesn't do anything fun) then as a last resort, a bored toddler will insert the item into their ears and nose and see what happens.

Unsecured and unmonitored toddlers should never be allowed to play with anything smaller than a beachball, and less solid than a brick, imo, if you want them to survive into adulthood.
 
2021-06-27 7:29:42 AM  

sinko swimo: kb7rky: How in the fark do you "forget" something that's been shoved up your damn nose for nearly 40 years?

you remember things from 40 years ago? Fark no. life moves on. little things disappear.


Up your nose, like the sands of time.
 
2021-06-27 7:35:51 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: I heard it was already turned into a movie.

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Can recommend. Her angst is on point and the villain couple are way more interesting than the A plot.
 
2021-06-27 8:54:24 AM  

sinko swimo: kb7rky: How in the fark do you "forget" something that's been shoved up your damn nose for nearly 40 years?

you remember things from 40 years ago? Fark no. life moves on. little things disappear.


Why yes...yes I do. For instance, I had a friend, well over 40 years ago, who had a plastic bean from the old "Don't Spill The Beans" game go up her nose. Her mom and dad rushed her to the ER to get it out.

I'm pretty sure most people would tell their folks about a game piece entering their nasal passage...operative term "most". Apparently, the moron in TFA didn't think it was that much of an issue initially, and never said a thing to her parents.
 
2021-06-27 1:31:19 PM  

Sensei Can You See: Mad Canadian: Strangely, this isn't the first time I've heard of this exact scenario...

I don't remember any of this, but when I was 3 I started getting sinus infections over and over. After six months of this my pediatrician told my mother to take me to an EENT specialist.

The EENT guy dug around in my sinuses and finally extracted (drum roll) a stinkbait sponge.

If you're not familiar with the term here's the 411: My dad was an avid fisherman and he loved catfish; about half the protein my sisters and I consumed any given summer was catfish.

You don't catch catfish with worms or sardines; you catch them with stinkbait. As the name implies, stinkbait is a goop that looks like peanut butter and smells like...

It's hard to describe stinkbait's odor. Imagine skunk spray, swamp crack, mildewed towels, unwashed jockstraps, rotted liver, dead fish and a toilet that hasn't been flushed for a month.

You can't hang stinkbait on a hook the way you do a worm, so you put a little sponge, about the size of a Monopoly die, on the hook and smear some stink bait on it.

The sponge looks like this:
[sportsmans.com image 738x738]

Apparently I'd come across a stinkbait sponge in the garage or yard, and not knowing what to do with it, I stuffed it up my nose and forgot about it.

My dad's gone now so I can't ask him, but I have occasionally wondered, assuming the sponge smelled like six months' worth of sinus infections crammed into a tiny little sponge, if my dad tried to use it on a hook. I wouldn't blame him if he did; it would be a great story.


I used canned corn to catch catfish, sounds odd but I caught the biggest one I've ever caught this way.
 
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