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Old 12 February 2016, 02:45 AM
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Spit Take Dry ice can kill?

I was watching an old show the other day and one person claimed that if you used dry ice in a bowl of punch and someone smallowed a piece of it, it could be deadly. I am wondering is this so unlikely as to be just a UL, or if not, what circumstances it would require. It seems to me that a chunk small enough to swallow, even if chugging a glass of punch, the dry ice would be in a bath of warm stomach fluids, and sublimate moderately fast, causing a fair amount of burping but would not sublimate so fast that it would rupture your stomach. Am I missing something on this?
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