If it’s really, really cold out, your tongue could be in danger. Especially if you’ve just watched the Christmas classic “A Christmas Story” and thought it a good idea to lick a metal pole; a boy in Boise Idaho found out that the scene in the movie wasn’t just based on someone’s imagination, it could actually happen.
A woman driving by saw the helpless 10 year old boys tongue stuck to the pole and called 911. Boise Firefighters used a glass of warm water to extricate the boys tongue from the metal pole. The really embarrassing part for the youngster is that he was all alone when help arrived.
In the movie a group of boys are out in the schoolyard by the flagpole arguing as young boys do. One boy starts with a dare, which progresses to a double dare, then a double dog dare which leads to the coup de grace, the triple dog dare at which time the narrator informs us that the triple dare has been skipped.
It remains unclear as to whether or not the Boise Idaho boys tongue stuck to the pole incident was the result of a dare, double dare, double dog dare or the coup de grace. The Boise Firefighters said that the boy was estimated to be about 10 years old. He wasn’t hurt, except for maybe his pride and he was allowed to walk on to school.
Interestingly enough, incidents like this happen more than you’d expect or maybe less than you’d expect depending on where you live. The movie “A Christmas Story” was based on a little town in Indiana called Hammond. Last year a boy in Hammond, Indiana was the 10 year old boy who found out by triple dare that your tongue really will stick to a cold metal pole.