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Scientists ate Lego heads to see how long itd take to poop them out
The New York Post ^ | November 27, 2018 | Mike Wehner, BGR

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 there’s 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 participant’s stool was recorded. The primary outcome was the Found and Retrieved Time (FART) score.”

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food; Health/Medicine; Miscellaneous; Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: children; digestion; effects; experiment; fart; foreignobjects; health; ingestion; legos; pediatricians; pediatrics; pica; poop; shat; trials
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1 posted on 11/29/2018 12:17:38 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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DANG!


2 posted on 11/29/2018 12:19:41 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks ( The US Constitution ....... Invented by geniuses and God .... Administered by morons ......)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“It’s so tasty too.”


3 posted on 11/29/2018 12:20:15 PM PST by SMGFan (.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Average 1.7 days.


4 posted on 11/29/2018 12:21:26 PM PST by Tax-chick (Ask me about my Marine!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

As a young boy, one of my brothers did that experiment many times, using pennies.


5 posted on 11/29/2018 12:22:17 PM PST by Rockingham
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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.


6 posted on 11/29/2018 12:22:26 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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’.


7 posted on 11/29/2018 12:22:28 PM PST by lee martell (AT)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

As Weird Al Yankovich sang (As Michael Jackson):
“Just Eat It!”


8 posted on 11/29/2018 12:23:54 PM PST by lee martell (AT)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I recently learned that Medieval physicians would taste the pee of their patients to check for what we know today as diabetes.


9 posted on 11/29/2018 12:23:55 PM PST by fwdude (Forget the Catechism, the RCC's real doctrine is what they allow with impunity.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

How much did HHS pay for this study?


10 posted on 11/29/2018 12:24:17 PM PST by PGR88
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11 posted on 11/29/2018 12:25:31 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Scientist:

Image result for head up ass

My LEGO never came out. Where's my LEGO at?

 

HELLLOOOOOOO!!!!!

12 posted on 11/29/2018 12:27:48 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Wouldn’t the digestive tract of an adult be longer than the digestive tract of an adult? So the study is meaningless.


13 posted on 11/29/2018 12:33:45 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Gone but not forgiven.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

If it takes too long, just hit the Taco Bell drive thru.


15 posted on 11/29/2018 12:35:46 PM PST by dainbramaged (If you want a friend, rescue a pit bull.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

...and the Federal grant they got to do this was HOW much?


16 posted on 11/29/2018 12:35:53 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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Give it to a damn chimp....geez...das


17 posted on 11/29/2018 12:40:08 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; newgeezer

Why not just eat corn, also known as tracer rounds for the colon?


18 posted on 11/29/2018 12:42:18 PM PST by DungeonMaster (Vote your bible.)
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How many tax dollars was pooped away with that?


19 posted on 11/29/2018 12:52:51 PM PST by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know. how people are infected with Ebola.")
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I do this but with food and can never figure out what is what.


20 posted on 11/29/2018 12:54:52 PM PST by oust the louse (The LEFT has no principles, it only has goals! They are the party of death, cheating and taxes.)
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