Kids aren’t very smart and we’re allowed to say that because we’ve all been one. When not watched carefully, children will put just about anything in their mouth, which can lead to some pretty scary trips to the emergency room.
Here are 12 of the weirdest things that have been swallowed and recovered from children’s stomachs.
12. A Flashing LED Light
While most kids will receive a stern talking-to after swallowing something they shouldn’t, six-year-old Eli Lambert instead got his 15 minutes of fame after a video of him with a blinking LED light in his belly was featured on America’s Funniest Home Videos. The curious little boy had the battery powered light in his mouth to test if it could be seen through his cheek when he accidently swallowed the device.
While concerned, Eli’s parents couldn’t help but see the humor in the situation and took a video of their son proudly displaying his flashing belly. Doctors determined that neither the light nor the battery posed a threat and the boy passed the light naturally a few days later.
The video of the mishap not only earned him a spot on AFV, but also a free family trip to California for a live taping of the show. Still, don’t try this at home, kids!