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rumguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:37 PM
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When you were a kid did you ever eat something poisonous?
Once I ate an entire jar of flintstones' vitamins, while not poisonous my parents almost called the doc to have my stomach pumped.

My brother ate a mushroom he found in the yard, and they got some liquid to get him to vomit it back up...
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DarkPhenyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:39 PM
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1. Yes. Tomatoes.
Also broccoli, brussel sprouts....My parents made me. I've been told I can't sue them for it though. Darn the luck. :)
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:40 PM
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2. Does Koogle "peanut butter" count?
Edited on Sat May-15-04 10:44 PM by NightTrain
Koogle was marketed as chocolate-, vanilla-, and strawberry-flavored peanut butter, but really was little more than Crisco with food coloring. :puke:
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:43 PM
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3. whole jar of st. joseph's chewable aspirin
I was fine. But I still love 'em! Yum.
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phaseolus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:50 PM
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4. eat, no. drink, yes.
I drank some turpentine when I was two. Must have been deliciously piney or something. I don't remember drinking the stuff but I have vague recollections that getting my stomach pumped was a horrible experience, and I remember having a lingering fear of hospitals for a couple years after that...
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rumguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:51 PM
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6. woah
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Fovea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:58 PM
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10. I had the same experience at two with hair dressing.
Alberto VO5.
I vaguely remember getting my stomach pumped.
Feared doctors for years.
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nuxvomica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:50 PM
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5. I drank gasoline when I was three
It's my earliest memory and as clear as yesterday. I recall it burned on the way down.
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rumguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:51 PM
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7. gag
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Mistress Quickly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:52 PM
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8. Elephant ear plant leaves
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002867....

My mom, and RN, just made me drink lots and lots of milk to neutralize it. I don't think I ate that much though.
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silverlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:53 PM
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9. Bug poison...
My friend and I, at the age of four, decided to make a hat out of some upholstery material we found. We got into the utility room and thought we found glue. We smeared it all over the upholstery fabric and then put our hands in our mouths. We were treated with a house call from the doctor who had us drink salt water! Oh boy was that fun and memorable. I doubt that we got enough of the poison to do much harm, but there was certainly a lesson to be learned.

House calls? doctors? yes, it was many years ago.
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:43 PM
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11. Crawled under the bed at my grandma's and chewed on a potato
that had been baited with rat poison (1954). Had my stomach pumped and my mom was so upset she quit her job to care for me full time..
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rumguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:47 PM
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12. ohh...man
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MAlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:51 PM
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13. alcohol...
made me throw up a couple times...then i drank more...oh wait...that was tonite...
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rumguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:53 PM
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14. lol
I remember once when I was 13 I snuck into my dad's stash of hard liquour, it was right before we went to a house party...

whew...
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rumguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 12:00 AM
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15. so the root of the story is that the first time I ever really
drank the hard stuff I basically poisoned myself with it...
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JohnOneillsMemory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 12:02 AM
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16. Both McDonald's and Burger King! Never again, never again...n/t
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Sagan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 12:27 AM
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17. Drank some bleach...


My mother used to pour out the syrup from cans of pears and let me drink it when I was a kid. Sounds gross now, I know, but hey.. I was a kid.

Well, one time she was in the kitchen and set aside a bowl with some stuff in it that I just assumed was pear syrup and drank a big mouthful. It was bleach. :(

The doctor told her to have me drink lots of milk and NOT induce vomiting because it would be worse coming back up.

I seemed to have survived. :)

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