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December 09, 2009

Just in time

Boise firefighters rescue boy whose tongue was stuck to metal pole

Memo to children — and adults for that matter — everywhere: Don't try to emulate Flick from "A Christmas Story." Ever. Your tongue will get stuck to a metal pole when the temperature is -2.

Boise fire officials were able to help a boy whose tongue was stuck to a metal fence pole outside the Fairmont pool near the corner of Milwaukee and Northview streets Tuesday morning. Firefighters didn't ask him his age but said he was probably 10.

The boy is OK, Boise Fire Capt. Bill Tinsley said Tuesday morning. [...]

"I've been doing this 20 some years and this is the first (tongue frozen to pole call) I've had," Tinsley said. "Poor guy."

A woman driving by the pool saw the boy standing there, figured out what was going on, and called 911 a short time after 8 a.m.

Posted by joke du jour at December 9, 2009 06:05 PM

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