This is good info if you have kids . . . or an undying appetite I guess. I read about a study in the “Journal of Pediatrics and Child Health” and it talked about how they looked at how long it takes the human body to pass a Lego if you swallow one.
People actually signed up to swallow Lego pieces….Six doctors just volunteered to swallow one . . . specifically, one of those little yellow heads that go on Lego people.
So how long does it take? Well, obviously it varied a little bit. But on average, they found it takes 1.7 days to pass a Lego or just over 41 hours. It might be a little different for kids, because they’re smaller and their digestive tract is shorter. But the point of the study was to show that if your kid does swallow one or two Legos, they’ll probably be fine. And in the end, none of them had any complications.
They did LOSE one of the Lego heads though and never found it. But they say that’s even more proof that swallowing one isn’t a big deal . . . even if it’s still floating around in there…..They only did it with Lego heads though, which are round. My question is could a rectangular block with sharp corners cause more damage?
Today I’m asking you if you remember or have been told any stories about you as a kid swallowing something?
When I was littly itty bitty. I has swallowed a two inch screw from a rocking chair that I used. Just fell out of the chair and I ate it. Needless to say mom and dad needed to savager my “stuff” for two weeks. Eventually it came out.