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Comment: Is there anything true to what I've seen about schoolkids
discovering Crystal Lite (powdered drink)to use as the new "cocaine"
(snorted)? One of the side effects is nosebleed and school nurses are
clueless as to what's really going on?

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While I am sure you can snort Crystal Lite (or any powder) I doubt it would get you high. Not that that is necessarily the reason behind them doing it; schoolkids, especially boys, can be very gross. I used to go to school with a boy who would snort jello. (Possibly he watched Revenge of the Nerds too often...)

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When I was in elementary school, there would always be someone who thought it was funny to smash crackers and pretend to snort it with a milk straw.

Occasionally someone would actually snort it, and yes, a nosebleed would be the result.

So, I'd have to say, it's likely true there are kids doing that with Crystal Light, not to actually get high, but just to be funny.

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When I was a kid I occasionally snorted pixie stix. I can't presently recall why I thought doing so was a good idea, but the only effect I had was a nose that ran blue.

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When I was in 6th grade and Crystal Lite was "new" there were some boys in my class who decided to "snort" some just before geography class. The only thing I recall happening was some yelling of "OMG that BURNS!!"

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We shredded Altoids and snorted them. We just got a sore nose.
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I too have snorted pixie stix, and it burned like the fires of Hell.

That's why I inject them now.

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quote:
Originally posted by Oceanic Aura:
I too have snorted pixie stix, and it burned like the fires of Hell.

That's why I inject them now.

Aura

[lol] Best post of the day Aura.

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quote:
Originally posted by candy from strangers:
When I was a kid I occasionally snorted pixie stix. I can't presently recall why I thought doing so was a good idea, but the only effect I had was a nose that ran blue.

I worked at the SweetTart (and Pixie Stix) factory for several summers and I, too, had blue (or purple) snot in my Kleenex every night.
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YOMANK, Oceanic Aura [lol]

Dear Babby, you had multi colored snot just from working there? [Eek!]

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Well, once smoking pez lost its appeal, we had to get our kicks somewhere...

Pixie sticks were big in my middle school days, as were a (then) new sour powder candy called raven's revenge. And yes, both burned like hell. Of course, we also had a kid who would eat ants, so nothing was really out of bounds.

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quote:
Originally posted by candy from strangers:

Dear Babby, you had multi colored snot just from working there? [Eek!]

Yes the powder filled the air. I remember one person got some kind of acid burn rash.

The factory is in South St Louis, BTW.

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At my school it was Mr. Noodle powder. I remember the reactions being something like: "Ow! That hurts! Let's do it again!"

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At church camp we all sat around and snorted Fun Dip, all I remember is the burning.

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Snorting Crystal Lite? What will kids come up with next?

Next thing you know, kids are going to start snorting Sweet 'N' Low, thinking it's Diet Coke!

[Wink]

Here, I'll do it: [fish]

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I remember from my grade 7 class, after Halloween, some of my classmates inexplicably decided to grind up and snort those "Rockets" candies.

"****, that hurts!"
"Really? Let me try! ....****, it does!"

[Roll Eyes]

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While I personally never snorted anything (having done so accidentally prevented me from needing to test it out) I know many kids who did, or claimed to, at least. One girl claimed she got 'really high' by spraying Binaca up her nose.

It was, however, the fad in 4th grade to eat the Crystal Light Lemonade powder plain, or with a toothpick like Fun Dip. The appeal was the same as the sour candies they have out now, I guess. We got in trouble because someone (can't remember if it was a parent or teacher) was concerned we'd get sores from the citric acid concentration.

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quote:
Originally posted by Marzi:
At church camp we all sat around and snorted Fun Dip, all I remember is the burning.

This sentence just made me laugh really hard! I like the way it's worded plus I imagined it being said in a very grave tone of voice [lol]

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Or you could snort Pop Rocks...

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I had a student once who snorted pepper. His reaction was dramatic enough to keep the rest of them out of the condiments for oh, maybe half an hour.

Then, of course, there was the ADHD student in the other class who ate about fifteen packets of sugar and Sweet N' Lo, complete with paper. Making special ed teachers hold class in the teachers' lounge ought to be some sort of crime, IMO.

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One of my old dumbass high school friends who was a major pot head snorted table salt in art class once, and he complained that it hurt. Gee, I wonder why. Other guys in my class were fond of crushing Smarties and snorting them.

I've also heard that kids these days have no problem smashing up moth balls and snorting them to get high. I don't know who in their right mind would snort those damn things - the odor is disgusting.

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I confess that I actually did this once. *hangs head* It was the cheap powdered pink lemonade from Wal-Mart. It burned, I coughed a lot.

My only excuse is that I was really bored.

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I just remembered that at my 12th birthday party my friends and I sat around snorting lines of powdered Tang. Don't ask me why. It burned too.

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In high school a kid I knew snorted a mixture of powdered drink mix and powdered laundry detergent.

He did not feel well and fell asleep on the bus.

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Could it be possibly that the little single-serve packets of drink mixes, when empty, are perfect for snorting? They're cheap & you can throw them away. They might also be the right size for 'single-use'. Snort the stuff out & toss it.

I have to believe that would be a terribly painful thing. Also, I'd wonder about messing up the bacteria in your sinus cavities & getting infections from all the 'dust' & artificial sweetener. But maybe I'm overthinking.

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In my experience, Morgaine, once the powder is snorted it (and I apologize for the ickiness of this description and the mental image it may be causing) runs out in snot for the most part. So I imagine not too much is left up there to do damage.

Actually, now that I think about this more, where does the rest of it go? Wouldn't snorting it make it go to your lungs? I haven't snorted Tang or the like for almost 9 years and have little to no cocaine experience so now I'm curious about that. [Confused]

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quote:
Originally posted by TrishDaDish:
Or you could snort Pop Rocks...

OUCH!!

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When I was at secondary school I had a friend who used to snort pepper. He claimed it hurt and he sneezed a lot afterwards.

When we were at college he had to have several operations on his nose. We didn't really talk much then, so I'm just going to assume it's because he liked the black stuff too much [Big Grin]

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I Googled "snorting Crystal Light" and You Tube came up with a few videos of kids "supposedly" snorting that stuff. So if you wanna see it, just go to YouTube.com and type Crystal Light in the Search box. Cocaine has become so darn expensive these days I swear....Crystal Light is the way to go!

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A few years ago i put about 25 of the tiny life people up my nose

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How old were you and what were you thinking? [fish]

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quote:
Originally posted by tabbym21:
A few years ago i put about 25 of the tiny life people up my nose

Tiny life people? [Confused]

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I'm guessing the little pink & blue pegs from The Game of Life.

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Ah, that makes more sense than what I was thinking [dunce]

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It took me quite a while to get it. =)

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