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Is swallowing gum bad for your heatlh?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Steve_Kow, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. Steve_Kow

    Steve_Kow Banned

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    Is swallowing gum bad for your heatlh?

    Oops . . . typo ;)

    Anyway, what do you think? Does it stick to your ribs for 7 years? Personally--I doubt it.
     
  2. Keldaris

    Keldaris IncGamers Member

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    It tends to PASS THROUGH the digestive tract in the same amount of time as regular food. however; it will not digest in short span of time,so if it becomes stuck and blocks your digestive tract(rare, but dangerous occurence) it could be potentially fatal, and definately painful.

    oh IIRC this topic was discussed fairly recently already....
     
  3. SuggestiveName

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    I am almost entirely certain that it is pooped out.

    In the poo poo.

    The human excrement.

    The nasty doo-doo stink a lot.
     
  4. Damotta

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    yup. matter o' fact here it is.
     
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    As a bubblegum Engineer, i can safely say that it has no heath hazards.
     
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    i have swallowed a lot of gums and hey i am still alive :clap:
     
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    can't forget cocky doody
     
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    Dear Steve_Kow,

    Everybody here is lying to comfort you, but I have too much respect for you and feel you should know the truth.

    The fact is, not only does gum not digest, its interaction with your stomach acid will cause it to evolve - over the course of several days - into a sentient, flesh dissolving lifeform that will feed on your slowly liquefying internal organs. When it reaches maturity, it will dig its way through the muscles in your stomach and burst violently from your belly button. It will be a painful, horrific death.

    Hope this didn't spoil your day. :)

    Sincerely,
    Dredd

    P.S. Now would be a very good time to make me executor of your estate before, y'know, it happens. Don't worry, your assets are safe with me.
     
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    Marachino Cherries take like 7 years to completely digest, I hear, because of all the red dye and preservatives. Can anyone confirm this?
     
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    I wish I didn't have to type 10 characters so I could just post "..."

    ...
     
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    Hmm, I know two people that have swallowed a large amount of gum at one time, and ended up with an obstructed intestine. As i said this is an EXTREMELY RARE occurence. The tempurature in your body will normally keep the gum at a high enough tempurature that the gum becomes incredibally gooey(completly blanked out on a more appropriate word....), allowing it to pass easily through the digestive system. however; a large quantity could become stuck in a tight twist of the intestine.....




    I beleive Marachino Cherries take a little longer to digest than most food(just like corn/mushrooms). however; they will still pass through the digestive system in the regular amount of time.
     

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