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Monday, June 2, 2008

And now back to our regularly scheduled magnets...

Magnet #101 - Krackel

This morning, I woke up to a news story about an 8-year-old who swallowed 30 magnets. Thirty. 30. As in 3 x 10. Because she thought it was candy.

It's an honest mistake when you eat one or two steel balls, thinking it's candy. She ate thirty - 10 Lincoln Log sized magnets and 20 steel balls. She's awfully lucky she's still alive to tell her story, no matter how silly it sounds.

I mean, they were steel balls! It's not like they looked like this Krackel magnet! Thirty?! Really?

Well, it's no steel ball, but this magnet looks real enough for a friend of mine to return to me after several months - sheepishly confessing that she had picked it up off my desk at work, thinking it was real - only to find out at her desk that it was a magnet.

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1 comment:

The Geek said...

Favorite. Hersheys. Miniature. EVER.

I totally would have stolen it off your desk, too.