Friday, May 28, 2010

SO WILL I DIE IF I DOWN A WHOLE TUBE OF TOOTHPASTE?


Yes, the "powers that be" have given me the day off today for good behavior. Whooo hooo. Of course the one bad part is my wife can’t share in my merriment. She has to work. So what will I do to occupy my time? Here’s what’s on the menu today…
  • Go for a run (10 minutes worth)
  • Eat something REALLY bad for lunch
  • Surf porn
  • Watch a cheesy action movie
  • Surf porn
  • Questions the great mysteries of life

I won’t bore you with 1 through 5. Instead I’ll skip right to 6. Today’s GREAT MYSTERY that has entered my brain is (drum roll please) …
WILL I DIE IF I EAT A WHOLE TUBE OF TOOTHPASTE?
Now I’m sure everyone in the blogosphere has accidentally swallowed the white stuff every now and then. Totally nasty. So what if I saw past the pain and squeezed that whole tube in my mouth? Would it be death by minty freshness?

HERE'S WHAT I FOUND...
99% of the “answer” sites I looked at said basically the same thing. Eating toothpaste is bad, and you should call poison control immediately. LAME!  That tells me squat. But fear not, 2 sites did dish the dirt. YES, YOU WILL DIE! Well, yes, depending on how much you weigh. Apparently if you don’t have enough body weight you’d die of [get this] – Fluoride poisoning.  Another site made a bolder statement saying that a tube of fluoride is almost as poisonous as arsenic. Not sure I believe that, or the fact that toothpaste also contains Sodium lauryl sulfate which might (or might not) cause diarrhea. Happy Friday!

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15 comments:

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  3. well isn't that awesome! I think I would start upchucking on it before I swallowed enough...blah!!!!
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  4. that is crazy. i could never swallow that or mouthwash. i saw some broad doing that on intervention. gross.

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  5. Fluoride kills you slowly by causing cancer. I think the arsenic comparisons are silly.

    I read this book as a kid called 'the chocolate touch' where everything this kid touched turned to chocolate. There was this part where he ate an entire tube of toothpaste. Which leads me to think they should sell chocolate toothpaste.

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  6. I like TS's idea, of course.
    Regarding this info you have imparted, I'm a bit discouraged at having to figure out another plan for din.

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  7. hmmm...would death by immediate???

    I think you should try it, if anything, it would be a great blog entry !

    LOL, j/k

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  9. Ick. I'm gagging just thinking about it.

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  10. If I could find some licorice flavored tooth paste, I just might give it a try...

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  11. MANY of our daily products are like that. Just rubbing things like lotion into our skin allows the chemicals to enter, same principle as medication patches. (and don't even get me going on household cleaners)

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  12. There was a CSI episode where a lady killed herself by calculating just the right amount of toothpaste to eat based on body weight and it was like 4 or 6 tubes. It was a pretty cool episode but I can't remember how they explained it scientifically.

    http://www.apackalipsnow.blogspot.com

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  13. I learned that nutmeg is lethal if injected intravenously.

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  14. That's why children are only supposed to use non-flouride toothpaste....

    There's flouride in our tap water....

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  15. Missed this the first time around. This is almost as good as the barbicide post LMAO!!!!! This is going to be part of tomorrow's post yo

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