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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-31-04 08:41 PM
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What would happen if you ate a battery?
Or more to the point, swallowed one? D'ythink the stomach acid would eat through the shell and cause the battery acid to spill out into your stomach and then you'd die? Or do you think the shell is made to contain acid, and thus would be impervious to the acid in your stomach and then in 24-48 hrs you'd make a battery poo? :shrug:

Long car rides make me think too much... x(
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-31-04 08:42 PM
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1. Battery acid is deadly poisonous
I expect the result wouldn't be pleasant.
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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-31-04 08:45 PM
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2. Smashing through the boundaries, lunacy has found me.
Cannot stop the battery.
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name not needed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-31-04 09:19 PM
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17. Pounding out aggression, turns into obsession.
Cannot kill the battery.
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-31-04 08:46 PM
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3. What kind of battery?
Alkaline, NiCad, NMH, or Lead-Acid?

If this is not a hypothetical question, call poison control. Don't wait.
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-31-04 08:47 PM
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5. Nae worries, totally hypothetical
I was just in the car for many hours today, and my brain wandered a little too far into "what if" land... :silly:

:hi:
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-31-04 08:47 PM
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4. What kind?
AA or AAA? Or something even bigger, like a C or D cell as a main course? A 9-volt for dessert? Rechargeable salad? A lead-acid to share with friends? A NiCad side dish? Maybe a couple of watch batteries as hors d'oevres? Yum.
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Vanje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-31-04 08:47 PM
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6. Heavy metals are bad for you
Batteries include heavy metals.
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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-31-04 08:48 PM
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7. Only one way to find out.
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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-31-04 08:49 PM
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8. My sister-in-law's puppy got her paws on a battery
and started chewing on it. It was taken away before she got too far with it, but she did have a small burn on one side of her mouth. The vet told my sister-in-law to give her some milk and keep an eye on her, it would be clear in a fairly shot time if she'd swallowed any acid and needed to go into the vet.

Fortunately, her only problem was that she got awfully drooly until her mouth healed. And batteries are the one thing she no longer wants to chew.
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Kenneth ken Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-31-04 08:50 PM
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9. or maybe
it would just sit in your tummy forever, charging all the acid in it, and you'd be continually digesting, so continually hungry, and continually pooing! :D
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personman Donating Member (959 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-31-04 09:43 PM
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21. You'd keep going...
and going...and going

Shame on me.
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-31-04 08:51 PM
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10. I vote for battery poo, and I believe I have read about such
a case.

There is not actually any acid in batteries you could swallow. But a heavy metal posion case is no joke.
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TrustingDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-31-04 08:51 PM
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11. the pain would go on... and on... and on...
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electric-eye Donating Member (107 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-31-04 08:52 PM
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12. If its number two, I hope its only an AAA and not a D
:)
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corksean Donating Member (419 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-31-04 09:09 PM
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13. I can see the positive and negative in what you're saying..
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-31-04 09:15 PM
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15. I sorta borrowed/expanded on your very clever note.
:D
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-31-04 09:14 PM
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14. You would become bipolar, but at least you'd get a charge out of life.
:D
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-31-04 09:18 PM
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LordshipLadyship Donating Member (379 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-31-04 09:19 PM
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18. as long as you didn't salt it
a salt and battery..

think about it... :silly:
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cestpaspossible Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-31-04 09:21 PM
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19. You'd be able to light up light bulbs by putting them in your mouth
like Uncle Fester.
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name not needed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-31-04 09:23 PM
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20. Ooh! Kickass!
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