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American Kids Keep Snorting Smarties And It's Giving Them Nose Maggots

They can also get lung infections and internal bleeding. They should probably stop doing it.

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But that's not even the worst bit. This is the worst bit.


Flies can be attracted by the rotting candy inside the nose lining and lay larvae eggs. It's a slight risk, but it could happen, as BoingBoing explains.

they include lung infections; bleeding and nasal passage scarring; allergic reactions and smoker's cough.

A search of YouTube reveals hundreds of hits for the craze, suggesting it spreads far beyond Rhode Island.