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You really can't fix stupid

Postby knapplc » Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:56 am

People need to stop being so dumb. There's just no other way to describe this...

Reuters wrote:Some kids still swallowing soda can safety tabs
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Beverage can tops are still finding their way into the stomachs of some children, especially teens, despite being redesigned in the 1970s to keep people from swallowing them, U.S. researchers said on Monday.

A 16-year study at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Centre found 19 children had swallowed the safety tabs, which are designed to fold back but stay attached to cans for soda and other beverages.

"I think we all know if you fiddle with these stay tabs, you can easily break them off," Dr. Lane Donnelly, who led the study, told reporters at the Radiological Society of North America meeting in Chicago.

The study included children aged 1 to 18 at his medical centre, but he suspects many cases go unreported.

Donnelly said he suspected children break off the tab, drop it into the soda can and inadvertently swallow the tab. When broken, the tabs have jagged edges that could perforate the stomach or intestine.

Since the tabs are made from aluminium, they are much harder to detect on an X-ray than coins, which babies and toddlers often swallow, Donnelly said.

He said parents should be aware of the problem and that beverage companies might consider a newer design that makes the tabs harder to break off.

As for the children in his study, none required surgery, although one was sent home with explicit instructions from the emergency department that read: "No sucking on can tops."
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Re: You really can't fix stupid

Postby dream_017 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:48 am

Stupid is as stupid does

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Re: You really can't fix stupid

Postby bungle613 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:19 am

Stupid is a 16 year survey on this paid for probably by you guys.
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Re: You really can't fix stupid

Postby Mookie4ever » Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:01 pm

Stupid is giving little kids soda to drink. There are no metal tabs on milk cartons.
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Re: You really can't fix stupid

Postby Metroid » Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:21 am

Mookie4ever wrote:Stupid is giving little kids soda to drink. There are no metal tabs on milk cartons.

Or juice boxes. I suppose they could poke their eye with the straw though. Maybe somebody should conduct a 16 year study on kids poking their eyes with plastic straws. :-?
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Re: You really can't fix stupid

Postby scottaa1 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:06 pm

we used to intentionally drop things into our beers and then try to catch it in our teeth when we chugged. But we didn't do it when we were little kids ;-D
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Re: You really can't fix stupid

Postby Metroid » Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:11 pm

scottaa1 wrote:we used to intentionally drop things into our beers and then try to catch it in our teeth when we chugged. But we didn't do it when we were little kids ;-D

drunk guys catching stuff in their teeth from their beers....kids swallowing tabs off pop cans. same thing? :-B
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Re: You really can't fix stupid

Postby Dan Lambskin » Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:40 pm

scottaa1 wrote:we used to intentionally drop things into our beers and then try to catch it in our teeth when we chugged. But we didn't do it when we were little kids ;-D


one time i accidentally took a drink from a beer can that people had been using as an ashtray :-P luckily i just went for a sip and wondered why there were chunks in it, so it could have been a lot worse, but still :-P
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Re: You really can't fix stupid

Postby scottaa1 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:59 pm

Dan Lambskin wrote:
scottaa1 wrote:we used to intentionally drop things into our beers and then try to catch it in our teeth when we chugged. But we didn't do it when we were little kids ;-D


one time i accidentally took a drink from a beer can that people had been using as an ashtray :-P luckily i just went for a sip and wondered why there were chunks in it, so it could have been a lot worse, but still :-P


at least it wasn't a dip can, full of someone's tobacco spit. cuz THAT would have been gross. :-{
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Re: You really can't fix stupid

Postby Dawinner127 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:31 pm

scottaa1 wrote:
Dan Lambskin wrote:
scottaa1 wrote:we used to intentionally drop things into our beers and then try to catch it in our teeth when we chugged. But we didn't do it when we were little kids ;-D


one time i accidentally took a drink from a beer can that people had been using as an ashtray :-P luckily i just went for a sip and wondered why there were chunks in it, so it could have been a lot worse, but still :-P


at least it wasn't a dip can, full of someone's tobacco spit. cuz THAT would have been gross. :-{

That would have been terrible. I was driving to a Mets game with one of my good friends and I was using a Snapple bottle as a spitter and I left it in there as we went into the game, on the way home I look to my right and see my friend take a swig of it. :-* :-*
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