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Tempted by Movie, Boy Puts Tongue on Frozen Pole

Remember the scene in the movie A Christmas Story where a boy sticks his tongue on a pole on a cold winter day? Well, after seeing the movie, an Illinois boy put the idea to the test.
11-year-old Spencer Cline saw the movie and decided to try sticking his tongue to a pole while sled-riding near his home. Guess what? It got stuck. The 6th-grader told People that he started to panic when he quickly realized the re-creation of the movie scene had gone horribly wrong. β€œI tried to pull it back,” he says. β€œIt just stuck on there.”

After roughly 10 attempts to yank his frozen tongue off the metal pole, Spencer’s 12-year-old friend went to get help. After being stuck for 6 minutes, he made one last yank and tore his tongue from the pole. The results weren’t pretty.

The boy says his mouth was filled with blood. β€œI’m pretty sure some of my taste buds are still on the pole.” Still, Spencer didn’t require a trip to the hospital and had pizza at home with his family that night.


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