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Kid Gets Tongue Stuck To Metal Pole A La 'A Christmas Story'

A middle school student in Easthampton, Mass., is feeling licked after getting his tongue stuck on a metal pole.

The student, whose name has not been released, apparently attempted to reenact a scene from the 1983 holiday classic, "A Christmas Story," Wednesday morning by sticking his tongue against the pole.

Just like in the film, the boy's tongue became adhered and couldn't be removed without help, WCVB-TV reported.

A rescue crew was called to White Brook Middle School and helped the tongue-stuck student get free by pouring hot water on the pole and the tongue, reported.

It took a couple of buckets of water to unstick the student. Teachers shielded the boy during the rescue mission while other students were arriving to class, reported.

EMTs evaluated the boy’s tongue, called his mother to reassure her that he was fine and then sent him off to class, according to

Easthampton Fire Chief David A. Mottor said it was the second tongue-sticking he had seen in his 20-year career. The first involved a kid who licked a chain-link fence post.

“I wouldn’t recommend putting your tongue on anything metal for the rest of the winter,” Mottor told the paper.

This isn't the first tongue-licking sticking of the year.

Last month, Maddie Gilmartin, 12, of East Kingston, N.H. decided on a whim to touch the flag pole with her tongue and she also got stuck, WMUR-TV reported.

She was able to get free with the help of warm water, but told the station her lips felt like like they had been stung by a lot of bees.


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