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Girl gets tongue stuck to flagpole


Posted on Wednesday, 8 January, 2014 | Comment icon 19 comments

Licking a frozen metal object on a cold day is an activity best avoided. Image Credit: sxc.hu
A 12-year-old from Hampshire got more than she bargained for when she licked an ice-covered pole.
Maddie Gilmartin of East Kingston had been helping her dad clean up outside in their garden during wintery weather when she decided out of curiosity to try licking a flagpole to see if her tongue would get stuck to the frozen surface.

Confident that if this did happen she'd be able to easily pull her tongue off again she proceeded to lick the pole, realizing soon afterwards that her tongue had not only locked solid on to it but that she was completely unable to pull it free.

"I see her standing at the flagpole, her arms are waving," said her father. "I'm not sure what's going on until I got closer." It took 15 minutes for her parents to release her tongue from the pole using warm water.

"Just think before you do something," she said following the ordeal.

Source: Fox News | Comments (19)

Tags: Snow, Ice, Tongue

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #10 Posted by Jacques Terreur on 8 January, 2014, 15:53
tomorrow on UM: - bicycle falls over in china, sadlle minorly scratched! - left sock missing after washing: ALIENS??? - Germans at beach allign towels to earths magnetic field!
Comment icon #11 Posted by Rye17 on 8 January, 2014, 21:13
I thought it was common knowledge to not do that...
Comment icon #12 Posted by Sundew on 8 January, 2014, 22:09
There's no excuse, they play the Christmas Story for 24 hours every year!
Comment icon #13 Posted by Stegosaurus on 8 January, 2014, 23:20
Hahaha I love this story. It happens all the time.
Comment icon #14 Posted by ancient astronaut on 9 January, 2014, 1:37
An Homage to "A Christmas Story"?
Comment icon #15 Posted by OldN8Dogg on 9 January, 2014, 17:24
Wow, this is news? Must have been a slow day.
Comment icon #16 Posted by seeder on 11 January, 2014, 14:50
wish it had been Miley Cyrus, just about every damn picture i see of her she has her tongue sticking out, what is it with that expression?
Comment icon #17 Posted by coolguy on 30 January, 2014, 4:19
I did this when I was 18 lol,,,true story
Comment icon #18 Posted by Mysterious Stranger 7 on 31 January, 2014, 7:07
Just like the movie a Christmas story lol.
Comment icon #19 Posted by BiffSplitkins on 31 January, 2014, 12:37
wish it had been Miley Cyrus, just about every damn picture i see of her she has her tongue sticking out, what is it with that expression? Why doesn't she have a pink tongue? Every time I see that photo, it grosses me out. I mean, really, if you are going to have your tongue sticking out all the time at least make sure it's not covered in cottage cheese.


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