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#1888589 - 01/21/14 05:18 PM Snorting Smarties Warning: Can Cause Nasal Maggots
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Snorting Smarties Warning: Can Cause Nasal Maggots

Last Thursday, parents of students at Portsmouth Middle School in Rhode Island were sent an email warning them about the dangers of snorting crushed up Smarties candy (you know, that chalky-sweet staple of elementary school Halloween parties?).

But here’s the bad part: while it won’t get you high, Smartie-snorting can cause lung infections, bloody noses, and allergic reactions. Oh yeah, it can also invite nasal maggots.

That last horrifying possibility happens when the crushed and rotting candy stays lodged in the nasal cavity long enough to attract flies into the nostril. The fly can hang around just long enough to lay eggs, which typically come in batches of 75-150 eggs for a common housefly and hatch within a day of having been laid. Believe it or not, the presence of nose-maggots even has a medical name: nasal myiasis. Parents have been warned to watch for kids obsessively scratching their noses as an indication that children may have maggots in their noses. Presumably, parents should also pay attention to whether kids are picking wriggling, white boogers.
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#1888598 - 01/21/14 05:25 PM Re: Snorting Smarties Warning: Can Cause Nasal Maggots A_G
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#1888602 - 01/21/14 05:26 PM Re: Snorting Smarties Warning: Can Cause Nasal Maggots A_G
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Gonna have to change the name of the candy to Dummies. crazy
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#1888617 - 01/21/14 05:36 PM Re: Snorting Smarties Warning: Can Cause Nasal Maggots Sinatra Fan
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#1888620 - 01/21/14 05:37 PM Re: Snorting Smarties Warning: Can Cause Nasal Maggots A_G
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Wow! Dale Butcher in the sixth grade convinced me snorting Smarties would make me smarter. Dumb me believed him and I had the worst burning sensation for hours. Fortunately, I never had maggots growing up in there.

::shudders::
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#1888621 - 01/21/14 05:37 PM Re: Snorting Smarties Warning: Can Cause Nasal Maggots A_G
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:crosses "snorting smarties" off the bucket list:
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#1888623 - 01/21/14 05:39 PM Re: Snorting Smarties Warning: Can Cause Nasal Maggots Bacon Boy
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Originally Posted By: BaconBoy
Fortunately, I never had maggots growing up in there.

::shudders::


Are you sure? eek
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#1888638 - 01/21/14 06:07 PM Re: Snorting Smarties Warning: Can Cause Nasal Maggots BurntSienna
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But Pixie Stix are still okay to snort, right?
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#1888644 - 01/21/14 06:27 PM Re: Snorting Smarties Warning: Can Cause Nasal Maggots A_G
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I think I'd know if a fly flew up my nose...but it does put a new meaning to snorting a gnat up your nose! crazy eek

About snorting candy...ommmm...I don't even wanna go there. Someone really got some definitions and nicknames really, really confused!

nose candy = meth. shocked
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#1888651 - 01/21/14 06:30 PM Re: Snorting Smarties Warning: Can Cause Nasal Maggots A_G
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That is simply disgusting, AG. sick
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#1888653 - 01/21/14 06:32 PM Re: Snorting Smarties Warning: Can Cause Nasal Maggots A_G
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I heard about this on the radio this morning. I guess nasal maggots will be the clincher as to why someone shouldn't snort Smarties. crazy
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#1888666 - 01/21/14 06:44 PM Re: Snorting Smarties Warning: Can Cause Nasal Maggots A_G
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FINALLY ABOVE the gnat line
That's just nasty! This would not even have been contemplated when I was a child.....
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#1888833 - 01/21/14 10:26 PM Re: Snorting Smarties Warning: Can Cause Nasal Maggots A_G
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#1888841 - 01/21/14 10:43 PM Re: Snorting Smarties Warning: Can Cause Nasal Maggots A_G
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#1889022 - 01/22/14 04:58 PM Re: Snorting Smarties Warning: Can Cause Nasal Maggots A_G
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Let the Dummies snort the Smarties as much as they want.

My Dad would call that "thinning the herd".
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#1889037 - 01/22/14 05:16 PM Re: Snorting Smarties Warning: Can Cause Nasal Maggots A_G
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