A group of researchers from several medical institutions in Australia and the USA were able to measure the time it takes to Lego bricks to go through the entire digestive system.
Many parents know firsthand that they do not try, the kids always pull something in my mouth and try to swallow such as coins, toys, buttons, writes the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health.
And then the parents rush to the doctor with the question: “how long the toy will be released?”.
The act of true if an object is stuck, it can lead to serious problems.
Therefore, the researchers devised an experiment to find out how much time is required for a small toy (in this case, the head of LEGO) to pass through the digestive tract of an adult. For obvious reasons children participated in the experiment.
Instead, they invited six paediatric volunteers (three men, three women). They were asked to swallow the head of a LEGO toy, and then observe the behavior of the intestine and the properties of feces, while the toy will not work.
Every UCHASTOK kept a diary, because the researchers also wanted to know about such factors as the structure of the chair and how it changes, while out of Lego.
In the end, the researchers found that the toy needed from 1.14 to 3.04 day, an average of 1.71 days to go through the whole digestive system. It should be noted that one participant was never found, swallowed a piece.
The researchers acknowledge that the results may vary in case of kids. They also agree that blind testing was not possible, given the specificity of the test.
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Dave Zakarian has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Koz Post, Dave Zakarian worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella.