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Comment: Hydrogen Peroxide: It has been my experience and my father's
experience that gargling straight hydrogen peroxide even for five minutes
will eat the lining of your mouth. I had read the benefits of hydrogen
peroxide long ago and made the big mistake of gargling the stuff and
swishing it around in my mouth. Not only does it eat the lining, it
leaves your mouth raw and very painful for the next few days. This is not
heresay on my part; I tried it many years ago and paid the price, as did
my father. We are talking 3% everyday, household hydrogen peroxide here.

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Comment: This is in reference to your article about chewing gum in the Old
Wives'Tales section of your site. Although chewing gum will not stay in
your system for 7 years, it can cause an intestinal blockage if too much
of it is swallowed at one time. You really should consult a pediatrician
in reference to this. I know this information from first hand experience.
My daughter was about 3 years old when she developed a stomache ailment
that went on for several days, until finally an x-ray was taken. There was
a blockage in her intestines that was attributed to the swallowing of
chewing gum. This can become a problem in small children. It may not stay
in your system for seven years but it can swtay for a while in large
enough quantities and cause medical issues.

Bowel obstructions, to my knowledge, are not caused by anything you eat. What happens is the thing you ate, such as gum, is caught and stopped by an already existing obstruction so it may appear to be causing the obstruction. It can also cause a previously partial obstruction to be completely obstructed (which would make symptoms worsen, again making it appear that the gum was the culprit) Obstructions are typically caused by other health problems such as cancer, infection, inflammation, or a genetic or physical defect. If an otherwise healthy 3-year old gets an obstruction, then most likely something else caused an obstruction and the gum was the first thing to get stuck.

You can read more here:
http://health.yahoo.com/topic/digestive/overview/article/healthwise/uf4383

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This thread always cracks me up because whenever I read "don't do that" I try saying "Did I do that" in an Urkle voice.

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Comment: Playing the Sousaphone causes your right hand to be extremely
stronger than your left because of the big spring valves, and causes your
shoulders to be uneven.

I played sousaphone for the marching band in high school. Let me tell you, there were other things I did in high school that made my right hand stronger than my left.....

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: Playing the Sousaphone causes your right hand to be extremely
stronger than your left because of the big spring valves, and causes your
shoulders to be uneven.

I played sousaphone for the marching band in high school. Let me tell you, there were other things I did in high school that made my right hand stronger than my left.....
Mmm hmmm are you trying to say you don't do that anymore? [Roll Eyes]

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Comment: What do you know about the story that Ford Pinto's blow up when
hit from behind.

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quote:
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Comment: What do you know about the story that Ford Pinto's blow up when hit from behind.

Lots! Why do you ask?

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Comment: If you block the jet holes in a swimming pool the pressure will
become so emence that the pump will BURST!

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quote:
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Comment: If you block the jet holes in a swimming pool the pressure will
become so emence that the pump will BURST!

Yeah that happened when I stuck my NFBSK in the hole to.

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