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How Lengthy Does It Take To Poop Lego?

How Lengthy Does It Take To Poop Lego?

Of course, note the researchers, figures of different shapes and sizes can travel longer, and it may be desirable to repeat the experiment with the hands or bodies of the LEGO men.

With children across the globe sharing a willingness to swallow anything they get their hands on, researchers wanted to find the "typical transit times" for the toy building block.

A team of six doctors chose to see how long it takes for a Lego head to be excreted from the body by actually swallowing them.

"A toy object quickly passes through adult subjects with no complications", the authors wrote in a paper published in the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health.

And you thought Tide Pods were a unusual fad.




How long it takes for the Lego head to come out the other end was measured on the Found and Retrieved Time (FART) score, and the average among the small group was 1.7 days.

However, one of the participants waited two weeks, but returns his head he did not wait - apparently, he just couldn't find it.

To make the already intriguing scientific exploration even more memorable, the poop results were given the moniker "FART", or the Found And Retrieved Time.

The Shat score assessed the consistency or changes in the stool while the Fart score recorded the number of days. The paper accounts for this by noting that "females may be more accomplished at searching through their stools than males".

And if a Lego head or similar object does go mysteriously AWOL, the pediatricians' advice to parents is not to go looking for it. "Although the majority of items children swallow pass through, some can be unsafe and parents should still be vigilant", Dr Tagg said. The bottom line is that Lego heads take 1-3 days to pass through our bodies - at least for adults. "This will reassure parents, and the authors advocate that no parent should be expected to search through their child's feces to prove object retrieval", the authors wrote in the study.


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