I Triple-Dog Dare You: Indiana Boy Gets Tongue Stuck on Light Pole

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by optimusprime42, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. optimusprime42

    optimusprime42 Autobot Leader

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2006
    Posts:
    6,675
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +9
    a chirstmas story comes to life

    FOXNews.com - I Triple-Dog Dare You: Indiana Boy Gets Tongue Stuck on Light Pole - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News

    HAMMOND, Ind. — In a scene straight out of the movie "A Christmas Story," a 10-year-old Hammond boy got his tongue stuck to a metal light pole.

    Police say the unidentified fourth-grader was able to tell them that a friend dared him to lick the pole Wednesday night. Temperatures in Hammond were around 10 degrees at the time.

    By the time an ambulance arrived, the boy was able to yank his tongue off the frozen pole.

    Police say ambulance personnel explained to the boy's mother how to care for his bleeding tongue.

    The 1983 movie is set in a fictional city based on Hammond, the hometown of author Jean Shepherd.
     
  2. Omega Supreme V

    Omega Supreme V I protect those I care 4

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2002
    Posts:
    1,896
    Trophy Points:
    177
    Likes:
    +1
    BAHAHAH

    that's awesome, I need to go do that to some other elementary kids when I go somewhere cold...
     
  3. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite don't know nothing Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2002
    Posts:
    15,627
    Trophy Points:
    291
    Likes:
    +0
    The best part of this story is that it happened in the town the book and movie were based on. Otherwise I bet this happens a lot. I tried it when I was about 10 years old myself, though upon reflection (and lucky for me) the temp was probably just cold that day and not actually freezing.
     
  4. DestronGenerals

    DestronGenerals Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    634
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Likes:
    +0
    Awesome! My dad grew up in Hammond, so that movie is a big part of my Christmas.
     
  5. Brawlastator

    Brawlastator it is our life - jon bovi

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2007
    Posts:
    2,869
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    167
    Likes:
    +2
    Fifty bucks he goes blind from thoap poithoning in a week.
     
  6. Lock Cade

    Lock Cade Tarn Fangirl TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2006
    Posts:
    26,852
    Trophy Points:
    352
    Location:
    Michigan
    Likes:
    +94
    I just saw that on the local news... good lord. 10 degrees out, and the kid just had to lick a f***ing metal pole?
     
  7. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2003
    Posts:
    6,318
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +3
    I did this too, except on a chain link fence and I was in 8th grade. yes, I was that kid. I ripped my tongue off of the pole and the tip bled for about two hours. of which I had to take an earth science mid term. the trick to getting it off (I think, in retrospect) would be to get enough spit out there to thaw it out where it freezes.
     
  8. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2004
    Posts:
    28,751
    Trophy Points:
    322
    Likes:
    +4
    Hammond tradition
     

Share This Page