i accidentally swallowed a small piece of tin foil

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while eating a sandwich i prepared for work. it's making my throat scratchy. should i worry?

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Thursday, 5 May 2005 21:42 (8 years ago) Permalink

only if you're afraid of dying (which will happen soon)

Mr. Harvey Weinstein (mr harvey weinstein), Thursday, 5 May 2005 21:44 (8 years ago) Permalink

What is this, WebMD now?

slightly more subdued (kenan), Thursday, 5 May 2005 21:44 (8 years ago) Permalink

what, did ilx stop giving out diplomas by mail?

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Thursday, 5 May 2005 21:45 (8 years ago) Permalink

when i was around 10 or so i swallowed a marble. i sometimes wonder if it's still inside me.

Amon (eman), Thursday, 5 May 2005 21:47 (8 years ago) Permalink

I used to have a thief roommate that stole food. We put little balls of foil in a burrito leftover, and he had tons of fillings. Justice was served.

andy --, Thursday, 5 May 2005 21:48 (8 years ago) Permalink

drink some drano, it dissolves it!

A homunculus of Darby Crash, .... created for the purposes of *EVIL* (ex machina, Thursday, 5 May 2005 21:49 (8 years ago) Permalink

Are you Larry David, Amateurist?

Jordan (Jordan), Thursday, 5 May 2005 21:50 (8 years ago) Permalink

this reminds me of those pics they have at zoos of seals with coins in their stomach.

Amon (eman), Thursday, 5 May 2005 21:53 (8 years ago) Permalink

What you can do is, glue a bunch of cotton to a popsicle stick and then force it down into your throat. The foil will get caught in the cotton and voila! After that, you might want to pull the cottoned popsicle stick out of your mouth.

Mr. Harvey Weinstein (mr harvey weinstein), Thursday, 5 May 2005 21:54 (8 years ago) Permalink

It wasn't tin foil it was aluminum.

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Thursday, 5 May 2005 22:14 (8 years ago) Permalink

Today I got canola oil and molasses in my eye. It turned out okay.

kirsten (kirsten), Thursday, 5 May 2005 22:23 (8 years ago) Permalink

yes i know it wasn't literally tin foil, it was aluminum foil, which is colloquially known as "tin foil."

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Thursday, 5 May 2005 22:23 (8 years ago) Permalink

I didn't think it was too fantastical to imagine that you would wrap your sandwiches with vintage 1930's tin foil, Amateurist.

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Thursday, 5 May 2005 23:55 (8 years ago) Permalink

roffoil

deaner (deaner), Friday, 6 May 2005 00:11 (8 years ago) Permalink

i also line my walls with asbestos imported from pakistan.

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Friday, 6 May 2005 01:48 (8 years ago) Permalink

i think it's probably in my stomach now. the foil, i mean.

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Friday, 6 May 2005 01:48 (8 years ago) Permalink

if it tears your intestinal lining you're done for

strng hlkngtn, Friday, 6 May 2005 02:18 (8 years ago) Permalink

close your eyes and think of england

strng hlkngtn, Friday, 6 May 2005 02:18 (8 years ago) Permalink

DO NOT STEP INTO A MICROWAVE

Zebra, Alpha Go! (cprek), Friday, 6 May 2005 02:28 (8 years ago) Permalink

ipicac, ahoy!

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Friday, 6 May 2005 03:30 (8 years ago) Permalink

DO NOT STEP INTO A MICROWAVE

omg too late

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Friday, 6 May 2005 03:39 (8 years ago) Permalink

slightly more subdued (kenan), Friday, 6 May 2005 03:41 (8 years ago) Permalink

seriously. i shouldn't be worried about this, should i? i mean, people have swallowed much worse and survived.

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Friday, 6 May 2005 03:42 (8 years ago) Permalink

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Friday, 6 May 2005 03:43 (8 years ago) Permalink

I swallowed like 30 cents in pennies when I was wee and it was fine.

A homunculus of Darby Crash, .... created for the purposes of *EVIL* (ex machina, Friday, 6 May 2005 03:44 (8 years ago) Permalink

I think the whale actually died. Besides, that would be like you being swallowed BY tin foil, for the purposes of this analogy. So you could wrap yourself in layers and layers of tin foil, and you'd be fine. That's the lesson.

slightly more subdued (kenan), Friday, 6 May 2005 03:47 (8 years ago) Permalink

no, the whale spit jonah out and then went on its merry way.

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Friday, 6 May 2005 03:49 (8 years ago) Permalink

...until it encountered a japanese tuna fishing expedition, that is.

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Friday, 6 May 2005 03:49 (8 years ago) Permalink

slightly more subdued (kenan), Friday, 6 May 2005 03:52 (8 years ago) Permalink

the acid in your stomach will probably at least partly dissolve some of it. foil is pretty measly and your juices are pretty strong.

AaronK (AaronK), Friday, 6 May 2005 11:24 (8 years ago) Permalink

at least, it might take the sharp edges off so it doesnt scrape your bowel walls, because if it does you may as well call it a day.

AaronK (AaronK), Friday, 6 May 2005 11:25 (8 years ago) Permalink

don't worry, if it's stuck on yr throat then yr throat will push it out soon enough like happens with any alien things that get under yr skin anywhere. i accidentally swallowed the corner of one of those little plastic sachets of oil and whatnot that you get in noodles and it lodged in my throat for a day or two and hurt like hell then it just got rid. either that or it got assimilated into my bloodstream and is even now inching its way towards my heart to explode it and kill me.

emsk, Friday, 6 May 2005 11:46 (8 years ago) Permalink

little silver turds

Chris 'The Nuts' V (Chris V), Friday, 6 May 2005 12:23 (8 years ago) Permalink

I swallowed like 30 cents in pennies when I was wee and it was fine.
So did little Jon later "make change"?

brianiac (briania), Friday, 6 May 2005 12:59 (8 years ago) Permalink

my cousin, when he was 2, swallowed all the heads off my lego men.

jellybean (jellybean), Friday, 6 May 2005 13:06 (8 years ago) Permalink

aluminum causes Alzheimer's, no?

i remember my mom telling me when i was a kid that men used to swallow aluminum foil to get out of being sent to vietnam. she said it made a shadow appear in your lungs on an x-ray that looked like tb or something. this is a perfect opportunity to score some decent prescription drugs.

katharine (katharine), Friday, 6 May 2005 13:11 (8 years ago) Permalink

Wait - is aluminum foil magnetic? You should swallow a magnet tied to a piece of string and then yank it all out.

n/a (Nick A.), Friday, 6 May 2005 13:12 (8 years ago) Permalink

don't worry, if it's stuck on yr throat then yr throat will push it out soon enough like happens with any alien things that get under yr skin anywhere. i accidentally swallowed the corner of one of those little plastic sachets of oil and whatnot that you get in noodles and it lodged in my throat for a day or two and hurt like hell then it just got rid. either that or it got assimilated into my bloodstream and is even now inching its way towards my heart to explode it and kill me.

HOLY SHIT. this sounds horrifying.

sugarpants: new and improved! (sugarpants), Friday, 6 May 2005 13:14 (8 years ago) Permalink

A lot of times it feels like there's something lodged in your throat, but actually it's already gone. LIke when a fishbone gets in there. You get a little cut, and the cut makes it feel like something is there.

supercub, Friday, 6 May 2005 13:15 (8 years ago) Permalink

Wait - is aluminum foil magnetic? You should swallow a magnet tied to a piece of string and then yank it all out.

Or shove it up your ass and do it the fun way.

Chris 'The Nuts' V (Chris V), Friday, 6 May 2005 13:15 (8 years ago) Permalink

alumninum foil is not magnetic, but who knows what you might come up with if you sent a magnet down!

xp er or up.

teeny (teeny), Friday, 6 May 2005 13:16 (8 years ago) Permalink

that one guy ate a plane, right? piece at a time.

N_RQ, Friday, 6 May 2005 13:17 (8 years ago) Permalink

if that's true, it's the best thing i've ever heard

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Friday, 6 May 2005 14:57 (8 years ago) Permalink

anyway, yeah, i think the foil is gone, but my throat still feels like it has a little scratch. very irritating.

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Friday, 6 May 2005 14:58 (8 years ago) Permalink

it's something my dad told me. i think it is true, though.

N_RQ, Friday, 6 May 2005 14:58 (8 years ago) Permalink

Nick's cat has eaten quite a few plastic cd wrappers in her day and she's still alive and fat and well.

Sarah McLusky (coco), Friday, 6 May 2005 15:03 (8 years ago) Permalink

are you likening me to a fat cat?

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Friday, 6 May 2005 15:15 (8 years ago) Permalink

i just watched the curb your enthusiasm episode last night where larry gets a pubic hair caught in his throat.

i swallowed a bit of plastic fork last week. it had broken off into my salad. no problems.

jaymc (jaymc), Friday, 6 May 2005 15:18 (8 years ago) Permalink

x-post. Only in a good way, Am.

John, That episode's awesome. I was just telling the head honchos in my office about the one where they have the grand opening for the restaurant, because my bosses were thinking of investing in one. I got big laughs.

Sarah McLusky (coco), Friday, 6 May 2005 15:26 (8 years ago) Permalink

are you likening me to a fat cat?
Better not follow the trackback.

Ken L (Ken L), Friday, 6 May 2005 15:27 (8 years ago) Permalink

sarah, just make sure they don't hire a head chef with tourette's, and they should be fine.

jaymc (jaymc), Friday, 6 May 2005 15:40 (8 years ago) Permalink

I felt sure that this was going to be a Rainy thread. I'm not quite sure why.

jel -- (jel), Friday, 6 May 2005 15:45 (8 years ago) Permalink

drink some honey, or blackstrap.

AaronK (AaronK), Friday, 6 May 2005 17:03 (8 years ago) Permalink

Are you Ralph Wiggum, Amateurist?

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Friday, 6 May 2005 17:49 (8 years ago) Permalink

4 years pass...

no

by another name (amateurist), Tuesday, 9 February 2010 12:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

we'll see.

FC Tom Tomsk Club (Merdeyeux), Tuesday, 9 February 2010 12:49 (4 years ago) Permalink


amateurist, pictured today...

might seem normal (snoball), Tuesday, 9 February 2010 13:56 (4 years ago) Permalink


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