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South Bend Tribune | Boys left with bleeding tongues after sticking them to flagpole
Two fourth-grade boys mimicking a scene from the movie “A Christmas Story” wound up with their tongues stuck to a frozen flagpole in bitter cold weather on Friday morning.

Gavin Dempsey and James Alexander were serving on flag duty at Jackson Elementary School, with the job of raising and lowering the school’s flags, when they decided to see if their tongues really would stick to the cold metal.

“I decided to try it because I thought all of the TV shows were lies, but turns out I was wrong,” said Gavin, who celebrated his 10th birthday Friday.

Actually, what young Gavin said was, “I bethibeb po pry ip becauthe I phoughp aww of phe PV thhowth were wieth, bup purnth oup I wath waag.”

Other kids were apprehended sitting too close to the television and crossing their eyes to make their faces “freeze like that”.

The boys say they’ll try things they’ve seen on “Jackass” and “Survivor” when they get out of detention.