Just a week ago, we welcomed the efforts Boffins who appeared as wombats pinch off a lovely little oxo cube Poos. Now it seems that our Squishy marsupials shortstop esteemed company of the medical community, the members of which were deliberately entering (and passing) Lego pieces.
Why? Well, let us be compassionate and to describe the father as a neurotic clot. Naturally, the idea of Junior swallowing a foreign object keeps the poor sod to bed at night, and what a pity that so many children's toys come in such a delectable bite-sized pieces.
Wombats is literally Sh t bricks – and now Boffins believe that they know how to
In an attempt to dispel this fear, a team of doctors from the UK and Australia, while recognizing that much work has been done on the main safe passage of coins for kids, turned its attention to the scourge of Lih.
"Six pediatric medical specialists were recruited to swallow a Lego head" abstract reading. «Previous gastrointestinal surgery, inability to swallow foreign objects, and an aversion to search for feces were all exclusion criteria."
True, but what is it? Science is done with a cheeky wink and a tongue in cheek? The nerve!
"Pre-swallowing bowel habit was standardized stool hardness and transit (SHAT) score. Participants ingested Lego head, and the time required for a & # 39 object that is found in a chair participants was recorded. The main result has been found, and the source of the time (Fart) score ".
Here are a few decent places to backronyming Reg submarine table. Chrimbo edition Journal of Paediatrics and Child HealthWho published a study traditionally includes goof around research.
"The number of Fart in an average of 1.71 days. There is some evidence that women may be more advanced when searching through them stool than in men, but it may not be statistically confirmed. "
Good grief. Fortunately, the national UK newspaper Graun I was on hand to take the quotes of "Sur & # 39; oznym» sciencing. "I can not remember when he was a pre or after breakfast," said the newspaper, the report's author Grace Leo. "But we swallowed our Lego between 7 am and 9 am in our time zone, with a glass of water.
"For most people, it was decided after one of three stools. But for the poor [researcher Damien Roland]He did not find it, so we made him look for each chair for two weeks. I passed it on the first chair after this and was very pleased. "
Neither party has not experienced negative side effects of plastic snacks, but the experiment came from the "do not try this at home" sticker. If you do not three, of course.
The report recognizes that children's digestive systems can react in different ways, but there was "little evidence to support it."
The authors added: "If anything, it is likely that a & # 39; objects will be faster in the more immature gut."
Finally, Leo said: "I hope that greater understanding of speech and foreign bodies, as well as the confidence of parents that small foreign bodies, they are not advised to look through the stool.
"If it is a small Lego head, you do not need to go poking through feces. This should save the parents some pain in the heart, if it is Lego head is not very fond of. "
These physicians have made it too easy for themselves. Lego head with small rounded edges facilitating the smooth passage through the intestine. Perhaps they are trying to swallow a standard four-knot brick? Did they F *% k – because they will probably die.
Lego danger is well documented. Everyone knows that stepping on one barefoot buggers hurt more than childbirth. registration It developed its own formula for measuring the degree of pain. Introducing Bastard: Brick Tosca served and time / Adoption – Resistance D & # 39; oh!Please do not hesitate to add their own tortured and profane scoring systems in the comments to help us in this noble cause. ®
Oh, and as for you, "The Guardian". registration We called, and we want our headlines ago.