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Old March 5 2012, 02:07 PM   #16
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Re: Child Swallows 37 Magnets

In a row?
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Old March 5 2012, 02:13 PM   #17
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In a row?
Well, they were all stuck together, so.......

(... just imagine if they emerged, still held together, at the other end... )
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Old March 5 2012, 06:06 PM   #18
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I'm just not sure why something with such small pieces was even allowed in the house as a toy. The Battleship game we saw at the beginning of the story also looked like it wouldn't be a good idea. You have to know the maturity level of your kid, and tailor available activities and toys accordingly.
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Old March 5 2012, 10:05 PM   #19
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Old March 5 2012, 10:26 PM   #20
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Anyway, I'm glad the child survived but it's frightening to read what happened here could have been fatal (I'm guessing that the magnets have some sort of heavy metal in them that wouldn't be good to digest) hell it's probably a small miracle the child didn't choke on the magnets when she was trying to consume them.
Choking wouldn't have been likely. Remember that candy "Sixlets". Those are what bucky ball magnets look like, just without the delicious candy part.
One or two magnets probably would have passed harmlessly through the digestive tract. What happened was that the large number of swallowed magnets in adjoining folds of the intestine snapped together, causing intestinal damage.

When I was five years old, I swallowed a marble, which was at least twice as big as a Buckyball magnet. My mother observed the contents of my, uh, movements for several days, but the marble never did show up. For all I know, it could still be lodged in my colon somewhere.

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I'm just not sure why something with such small pieces was even allowed in the house as a toy. The Battleship game we saw at the beginning of the story also looked like it wouldn't be a good idea. You have to know the maturity level of your kid, and tailor available activities and toys accordingly.
The magnets weren’t intended for the little girl to play with. She just discovered them on her own. Buckyballs are for adult amusement and are sold and advertised as such.
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Old March 6 2012, 03:42 PM   #21
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Well played, sir.
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Old March 6 2012, 04:07 PM   #22
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I was just going to post something to that effect.

Try not to swallow any magnets on the way to the parking lot...
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Old March 6 2012, 05:00 PM   #23
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I'm glad my subtle joke did not go unnoticed.
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Old March 6 2012, 05:52 PM   #24
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I'm glad my subtle joke did not go unnoticed.
Well, you put into perspective, Randal.

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Old March 6 2012, 06:48 PM   #25
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I'm not even supposed to be here today.
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Old March 6 2012, 07:59 PM   #26
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Me neither, but my boss is out of town.
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Old March 6 2012, 08:13 PM   #27
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I bet she'll be very attractive when she grows up.
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Old March 6 2012, 08:18 PM   #28
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But wouldn't it be ironic if her personality turned out to be polarizing?
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Old March 7 2012, 05:22 AM   #29
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In a row?
Well played, sir.
I'm glad my subtle joke did not go unnoticed.
Too subtle for me, I’m afraid.
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Old March 7 2012, 05:31 AM   #30
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Well played, sir.
I'm glad my subtle joke did not go unnoticed.
Too subtle for me, I’m afraid.
It's from the movie "Clerks." In it the main character, Dante, gets into a fight with his girlfriend after he discovers she's given 37 blowjobs (which she doesn't count as sex.) He rants about this to a random customer in the store, "37! My girlfriend sucked 37 dicks!" The customer responds with a shocked, "In a row?!"



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