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Comment: I just read a pretty weird story on a couple of message boards, I
just wanted to know if you had heard about this before, the posts say that
mixing a can of sprite and two bananas makes you throw up through your
mouth and nose. Just do a google search for "sprite bananas" and you'll
see this example

www.totse.com/en/bad_ideas/irresponsible_activities/bananasandspri179450.html

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I don't know about sprite and bananas, but I have an aunt and cousin who both throw up from their noses. The cousin is just two months old. Both have rather, um, large nostrils, so I wonder if it has anything to do with that. I'd never seen it before until I watched the baby spit up one day.

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All I got to say is...WHAT THE F^(&!!!!!

Sounds like this guy has no gag reflex or something.

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I think if you eat anything as fast as you can and then chug a carbonated beverage, you just might throw up.

But if you eat some pop rocks as fast as you can and then drink a carbonated beverage...well, you know.

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My sister found out that feeding my (then)3 year old son a whole bag of skittles and topping him off with Sprite before taking him on a windy, tummy-grabber road was not good for the interior of her car!

I think that when people thow up through their nose, it is most likely because of the force of the upheaval - if it can't all escape through your throat, it has to come out somewhere. At least that seems to make sense to me, but I have no evidence to support that. Nor am I likely to go searching for any -eeww!

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The word you are looking for is "projectile". The sickest, in terms of vomiting, that I have ever been was my junior year of high school. I went to school feeling fine, by 11:00 I felt sick, by noon I'd thrown up twice, the first time through both my nose and mouth. Vomiting through the nose is not an experience I will forget, unfortunately. It burns and if you think vomit smells gross normally.... Gross story short, I couldn't keep down water for the rest of the day. By bedtime I was able to at least drink, without the process reversing, which is probably spared me to the hospital. As for claims of bananas and sprite causing such a reaction, probably not any more likely than any other combination, but I'm not offering to find out for you guys.

Any "at least bananas are soft" te

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Yeah, having vomit/puke come out your nose is pretty common. It's disgusting, and at Anyte said, is not something you ever forget between the actual sensation then the lingering smell.

I can also attest that eating anything too fast and too much (much less topping it off with something bubbly) will usually make you cough it up. I used to eat way too fast when I was a little kid and would not gage how hungry I actually was then go play, it would result in an empty tummy. I grew out of that pretty quick, bleh.

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quote:
Originally posted by Anyte:
The word you are looking for is "projectile". The sickest, in terms of vomiting, that I have ever been was my junior year of high school. I went to school feeling fine, by 11:00 I felt sick, by noon I'd thrown up twice, the first time through both my nose and mouth. Vomiting through the nose is not an experience I will forget, unfortunately. It burns and if you think vomit smells gross normally.... Gross story short, I couldn't keep down water for the rest of the day. By bedtime I was able to at least drink, without the process reversing, which is probably spared me to the hospital. As for claims of bananas and sprite causing such a reaction, probably not any more likely than any other combination, but I'm not offering to find out for you guys.

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Oh, oh, yeah, I have had projectile vometing before, and the after-effects are what are so bad. I blew my nose and carrots came out on the tissue. Then the residue (vomitus) from one's nose drips down the back of one's throat.

Kind of like using vile-smelling clumpy, hydrochloric acid-laced nose drops...

It was so bad I thought I would have to DIE to get better! :-(

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Sadly, I know what's worse than projectile vomitting.


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My daughter has had projectile poop....that's not fun. She nailed me at a doctor's visit when she was a newborn while getting her diaper changed after weighing.

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quote:
Originally posted by Bach_girl:
I think if you eat anything as fast as you can and then chug a carbonated beverage, you just might throw up.

But if you eat some pop rocks as fast as you can and then drink a carbonated beverage...well, you know.

You mean this?

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TMI

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I vomit through my mouth and nose almost everytime time I throw up.

I don't have big nostrols, and I have enlarged tonsils and anoids.

Man...I hate when I have to ralph.

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Bananas and Sprite have a reaction when placed together. They cause a lot of fizz. I've never heard of the mixture causing projectile vomiting, but it was a favored trick at my college to dare freshmen or the chronically naive to hold a piece of banana in their mouths, take a drink of Sprite, and try to keep their mouths closed.

I'd call it projectile spewing, but not projectile vomiting.

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I've found that if I hang my head down too low when I'm about to vomit, it will come out through my nose as well. As others have described, it is a thoroughly disgusting experience both in sensation and smell. It leaves chunky, slimy food particles in your nostrils and it burns. The only way I can avoid this is to not face directly down into the toilet or garbage can when I'm about to throw up.

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Seeing all these vivid descriptions has led me to wonder how many readers have ended up vomiting themselves. lol

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quote:
Originally posted by RelicMan:
Seeing all these vivid descriptions has led me to wonder how many readers have ended up vomiting themselves. lol

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Yeah I agree eating anything and then chugging a can of carbonated whatever will make anyone want to throw up. I've NEVER thrown up through my nose *Knock on wood* and I hope for that never to happen...seeing as how I'm an emetophobic.

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Yeah I agree eating anything and then chugging a can of carbonated whatever will make anyone want to throw up. I've NEVER thrown up through my nose *Knock on wood* and I hope for that never to happen...seeing as how I'm an emetophobic.

~Monica

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Yeah I agree eating anything and then chugging a can of carbonated whatever will make anyone want to throw up. I've NEVER thrown up through my nose *Knock on wood* and I hope for that never to happen...seeing as how I'm an emetophobic.

~Monica

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Yeah I agree eating anything and then chugging a can of carbonated whatever will make anyone want to throw up. I've NEVER thrown up through my nose *Knock on wood* and I hope for that never to happen...seeing as how I'm an emetophobic.

~Monica

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Yeah I agree eating anything and then chugging a can of carbonated whatever will make anyone want to throw up. I've NEVER thrown up through my nose *Knock on wood* and I hope for that never to happen...seeing as how I'm an emetophobic.

~Monica

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Yeah I agree eating anything and then chugging a can of carbonated whatever will make anyone want to throw up. I've NEVER thrown up through my nose *Knock on wood* and I hope for that never to happen...seeing as how I'm an emetophobic.

~Monica

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Wow. A sextuple post. I've never seen that one before--something wrong with our board here, snopes?

Having had a lot of experience with vomiting (long, unpleasant illness of my junior year in college), the absolute WORST thing to throw up through one's nose is spinach. Spinach is the worst to throw up anyway, but...shudder.

It was a REALLY long time before I could eat spinach again--and I really like spinach!

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HAVE YOU GUYS HEARD OF THE GREAT MILK CHALLENGE???
MTV had these guys going around (some band members cant remember who) who dared everyone to chug a gallon of whole milk in 30 mins or less. It was awful!!! Instead of seeing a party of people drinking and having a good time, the camera just went around and around to all these people who were vomiting milk EVERYWHERE!!! Guys, girls, you name it they did it. I think at the very end there was 1 man that was able to keep it down (for a while anyway).

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quote:
Originally posted by CornChex:
I blew my nose and carrots came out on the tissue.

Except that those bits that look like carrots aren't carrots (unless you actually have been eating carrots). They're bits of your stomach lining! Nice!

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HAVE YOU GUYS HEARD OF THE GREAT MILK CHALLENGE???
It was Jackass. Damn near had me worshipping at the altar of the porcelain god before I had the good sense to change channels.

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Huh? When I was a child, I would drink 4 or 5 glasses of milk at a meal sometimes, and those were 12 oz glasses. Admittedly, that doesn't come out to a gallon but my dad could drink a gallon when he was in high school or college (he was a long distance runner and had a huge appetite).

30 minutes does not require chugging at all. I suspect people were trying too hard. Or were lactose intolerant. I bet I could do it, and I'm terrible for getting sick.

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