Skip to comments.Scientists ate Lego heads to see how long it’d take to poop them out
Posted on 11/29/2018 12:17:38 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Pediatricians have to deal with all kinds of interesting situations in their daily work with children, and kids eating random objects is one of them. Children just love to stick stuff in their mouths, and while parents do their best to keep tiny toys away from eager eaters theres always a chance that something like a Lego finds its way into the stomach of a youngster.
A half-dozen pediatricians decided to see what effect, if any, a tiny yellow Lego head would have on their own bodies by volunteering to swallow them. Their findings were reported in the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health.
The primary goal of the research was to see how long it takes for a tiny toy like a Lego to find its way through the human body. To do this, the pediatricians swallowed the toys and then monitored their bowel movements over the following days until they located the toy.
Since they were eating toys and poking through their own poop the team decided to have a bit of fun with the nomenclature. Pre‐ingestion bowel habit was standardized by the Stool Hardness and Transit (SHAT) score, the study read. Participants ingested a Lego head, and the time taken for the object to be found in the participants stool was recorded. The primary outcome was the Found and Retrieved Time (FART) score.
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“It’s so tasty too.”
Average 1.7 days.
As a young boy, one of my brothers did that experiment many times, using pennies.
I would assume there is a difference between an adult digestive system and child’s system in terms of both time and ability to pass through.
I think there may be too many licensed Pediatricians with not enough patients to work on. They have a large window in their schedules, so why not eat a couple of Legos for science?
Not even your Secretary needs to know about it.
Just tell her you’re going to a ‘business lunch’.
As Weird Al Yankovich sang (As Michael Jackson):
“Just Eat It!”
I recently learned that Medieval physicians would taste the pee of their patients to check for what we know today as diabetes.
How much did HHS pay for this study?
Wouldnt the digestive tract of an adult be longer than the digestive tract of an adult? So the study is meaningless.
If it takes too long, just hit the Taco Bell drive thru.
...and the Federal grant they got to do this was HOW much?
Give it to a damn chimp....geez...das
Why not just eat corn, also known as tracer rounds for the colon?
How many tax dollars was pooped away with that?
I do this but with food and can never figure out what is what.
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