Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Plexus, Sep 24, 2003.
I have always wondered why it hurts whenever I chew on aluminum. Any ideas?
Do you have filings?
Yes, I do. It would make sense if that were the reason.
Why do you chew on aluminium?
No reason in particular. Boredom perhaps.
Hey! I don't need to rationalize my chewing habits to you...
I have found my answer!
Q:Why do your teeth hurt so much when you accidentally bite down on something aluminum?
A: This only occurs in people who have silver fillings in their teeth and that is a diminishing population. When more people had silver fillings and when sticks of chewing gum were in thin aluminum foil wrappers, this was a very common and very unpleasant occurrence. Together aluminum and silver work much as a small electric battery would providing all the necessary components. The current flows from the aluminum to the silver with your saliva acting as an electrolyte solution or a medium which can carry the charge.
Plexus, lay off the energy drinks, dude...
It's like licking batteries because they taste icky...then you do it again just to be sure
Maybe I shall, maybe I shall...
On second thought, no.
Time for sleep for Plexus. For he has school in the morning.
Energy drinks? Are they lickable on both sides?
Whatever you want them to be!
That reason didn't mention the electricity that is in our bodies naturally... When I was young, I had this 'science tech' kit with wires and diodes and all. Like a lego set, you follow the instructions and connect wires to different things all over the board, and at the end, you put in batteries and turn it on and you ended up making a liitle piano, or a flashing light display or an electronic game of poker, etc. Well one involved NOT putting in the batteries and holding the ends of two wires, one in each hand. When you did, the little alarm would sound because of the electricity in your body providing it with the energy to do so.
It used to hurt a lot for me to chew tinfoil too, but when I stopped mixing in the broken glass, it got much better.
Why are you fools chewing foil anyway? Can't imagine the flavor is yum-tastic.
cause we have no life
Because ur not supposed to eat it. Try food.
You should switch from chewing on aluminium, to iron. That way, you won't develop iron-poor blood. You might set off a few metal detectors at airports though.
Maybe you're chewing it the wrong way. Instead of clamping down on the wad of foil, do a horizontal, grinding chew.
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