Tongue Stuck to Frozen Pole?

Here’s another nugget from the Worst Case Scenario Daily Calendar:

Did you decide, on probably a double-dog dare, to try and lick a metal pole in winter? Did your “friends” decide to leave you to deal with this yourself? Well, no problem, my daily worst case scenario calendar has instructions:

  1. Do not immediately yank the tongue off the pole – this is going to hurt a bunch.
  2. Move as close to the pole as possible without letting more of your tongue touch the pole.
  3. Place your gloved (you ARE wearing gloves – right?) as close as possible to your tongue for at least several minutes. You’re trying to warm up the pole surrounding your tongue as much as possible.
  4. Taking test pulls occasionally until things feel right, SLOWLY pull your tongue from the pole. You’re going to lose some skin, it’s going to hurt, but the tongue quickly heals.

Hopefully you’re not dumb enough to get into this situation. But just in case you have a weak moment, or too much alcoholic beverage, this may prove helpful.


Perplexio said…
Chances are if you find yourself in that situation due to too much alcohol you've likely numbed your nerves enough to pull your tongue off with one good yank and probably lack the mental wherewithal to proceed as indicated in the instructions provided.

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