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angelika
14-07-06, 09:19
A woman was working in a post office in California.
One day she licked the envelopes and postage stamps instead of
using a sponge. That very day the lady cut her tongue on the
envelope.
A week later, she noticed an abnormal swelling of her tongue. She
went to the doctor, and they found nothing wrong.
Her tongue was not sore or anything. A couple of days later, her tongue
started to swell more, and it began to get really sore, so sore,
that she could not eat. She went back to the hospital, and demanded
something be done. The doctor took an x-ray of her tongue and noticed a lump.
He prepared her for minor surgery. When the doctor cut her tongue
open, a live cockroach crawled out!!!!
There were roach eggs on the seal of the envelope. The egg was
Able to hatch inside of her tongue, because of her saliva. It was warm
and moist... This is a true story reported on CNN

Andy Hume wrote:

Hey, I used to work in an envelope factory. You wouldn't believe
the....things that float around in those gum applicator trays.
I haven't licked an envelope for years!" I used to work for a print shop (32
years ago) and we were told NEVER to lick the envelopes. I never understood
why until I had to go into storage and pull out 2500 envelopes that were already printed for a customer who was doing a mailing and saw several
squads of roaches roaming around inside a couple of boxes with eggs everywhere.
They eat the glue on the envelopes.

PLEASE PASS THIS ON, TO YOUR FRIENDS. After reading this you will
never lick another envelope or stamp again.

tha_mattster
14-07-06, 09:26
gross :tea: I will always use cellotape from now on!

Tomb Raider Master
14-07-06, 09:27
:yik: That's disgusting! http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/SZM/Yuck.gif Thanks for the warning, though.

ELEN
14-07-06, 09:30
Ewwwww...... Μπλιαχ!!!!

GodOfLight
14-07-06, 09:39
i'm not sure if i believe this entirely.. but yes, that is beyond disgusting... and what's even funnier is how cockroaches will really survive and live in any condition :vlol:

tr_mitch
14-07-06, 09:41
awr :ton: <--- never gonna lick an envelope again!

Agnese Croft
14-07-06, 09:45
a lil bit disgusting, but sounds cool.... now i will lick envelope more and more..(becouse I do that very rarely :ton: )..:D

Dante Croft
14-07-06, 09:59
I better not lick much evolopes much anymore.

Just better get out the tape.
But anyways its hard to believe the cockroach lived in her tongue.
Also the egg going inside her tongue.

::PJB::
14-07-06, 10:07
Thanks for the warning Angelika, I will never lick another envelope or stamp again! :)

Catlantean
14-07-06, 10:23
Good thing I always use e-mail :D

Angel_14
14-07-06, 10:32
Eeeeww....http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/29/29_3_13.gif

Zelda master
14-07-06, 10:36
i have got to...*runs to toilet*

Lara Lover
14-07-06, 10:47
Ewwwww :yik:

Pablo.CT
14-07-06, 11:31
Ive heard about this before. It's disgusting. Thanks for the warning :)

Ampersand
14-07-06, 11:50
That's absolutely gross! :eek: Luckily the stamps and envelopes we use come pre-licked, lol. :p

AnthonyShock1515
14-07-06, 11:51
We dont get them in Britain.

But eww!

rika2
14-07-06, 11:54
eww

rika2
14-07-06, 11:54
That's absolutely gross! :eek: Luckily the stamps and envelopes we use come pre-licked, lol. :p

by who? :p

Ampersand
14-07-06, 11:56
by who? :p

By a little plastic thing you peel off. :p

rika2
14-07-06, 11:59
By a little plastic thing you peel off. :p

that's what they say to you... actually there's hundreds of ukraniane workers licking envelopes for bread :p

Ampersand
14-07-06, 12:03
that's what they say to you... actually there's hundreds of ukraniane workers licking envelopes for bread :p

ROFLMAO! :vlol: :vlol:

Though you shouldn't joke, it might be true. :D

da tomb raider!
14-07-06, 12:07
I feel sorry for it... the poor cockroach!
Anyway, I don't bother sending letters anymore. Why bother when you have the faster, easier, and simpler e-mail service! Plus you ain't need to pay for a stamp.

pintoX
14-07-06, 12:16
http://mod4week.byethost11.com/mybb/images/smilies/emot112.gif

Paperdoll
14-07-06, 12:22
ROFLMAO! :vlol: :vlol:

Though you shouldn't joke, it might be true. :D

With the state of things around here, I wouldn't be surprised one bit :p

Now on-topic... EWWW!!! Just the thought of the cockroaches roaming around the crates is enough for me to stay away from envelopes...

jarhead
14-07-06, 12:39
i used to lick envelopes but it must be a rather slow growing envelope. and yes thank god for em@il

Nephili
14-07-06, 12:49
Lol! Ewww. I remember hearing this a while back lmfao!

StarCroft:AOD
14-07-06, 13:32
:yik: :yik: :yik:

MiCkiZ88
14-07-06, 14:10
:yik: That was.. gross.. :eek:

Reggie
14-07-06, 14:22
I heard of this a long time ago, I haven't licked an envelope since!

Andromeda66
14-07-06, 14:35
Ugh! First of all, thats plain disgusting.

Second, how can a roach egg hatch on the tongue without you realising it????? Is there something about roach anatomy taht I'm not aware of??

Lenochka
14-07-06, 14:54
Its a fake i heard... an old rumor which has went WAY out of control. Doctors have proven that this isnt possible... There are like 3 varients of this story that are being passed in E-mails... so untrue...

" This is a widely-reported urban legend. There has never been a documented case of this happening. Various versions of the false eRumor are circulated including one that describes people who got cockroach eggs into their salivary systems from infected taco meat at a fast food restaurant. " - truthorfiction.com

ILG49ers
14-07-06, 14:57
Ewww! :yik:

rachkitten
14-07-06, 15:04
lol :vlol: Poor woman, i will definatly not be licking any envelopes anytime soon :p

viper456
14-07-06, 16:00
o m g lmao that is AWFUL! seriously that is one of the most disgusting things i have ever heard!

it even beats the woman who bit into her mc chicken sandwich with no mayo to find abit dribble down her chin! when she took it back and complained it turned out to be a cist in the chicken that popped in her mouth and leaked lol!

people wonder why im vegetarian! lmao

scoopy_loopy
14-07-06, 16:03
ohhhh yuck!!!! That is freaking wrong!!!!

Jacob x5
14-07-06, 16:08
I usually just fold it in. :p

Andromeda66
14-07-06, 16:29
o m g lmao that is AWFUL! seriously that is one of the most disgusting things i have ever heard!

it even beats the woman who bit into her mc chicken sandwich with no mayo to find abit dribble down her chin! when she took it back and complained it turned out to be a cist in the chicken that popped in her mouth and leaked lol!

people wonder why im vegetarian! lmao

Ugh thats just....ugh!

Thank god I'm vegetarian but I've had my fair share of worms in my apples and finding HALF a worm in the apple is even worse.

laracroft2122
14-07-06, 16:30
Do you mind I'm trying to eat here

viper456
14-07-06, 16:31
Ugh thats just....ugh!

Thank god I'm vegetarian but I've had my fair share of worms in my apples and finding HALF a worm in the apple is even worse.

ewwwwwwww i hate gross stuff :'( lol

Mad Tony
14-07-06, 16:32
:eek:
I have never been a fan of licking envolopes anyway!

Grenade
14-07-06, 16:57
That's disusting. I'm never going to lick them again. :eek:

Greenkey2
14-07-06, 18:31
:yik: :yik: :yik: THAT'S DISGUSTING!!!


I'm happy that the stamps I use are self-adhering. I will never lick envelopes again :yik:

Hybrid Soldier
14-07-06, 18:54
That's pretty disgusting.

Good thing i don't lick envelopes. :tea:

Lenochka
14-07-06, 18:56
come on people you cant honestly tell me you beleive this :vlol:

Hybrid Soldier
14-07-06, 18:56
come on people you cant honestly tell me you beleive this :vlol:

You never know. :p

Blockoland
14-07-06, 19:04
We dont get them in Britain.

But eww!

What? Envelopes?

Sorry - couldn't resist :mis:

Lenochka
14-07-06, 19:10
You never know. :p

no actually there are MANY different versions of this. Just tacking on " its true from CNN " Dosnt make it true. i hate these E-mails :vlol:

Hybrid Soldier
14-07-06, 19:12
no actually there are MANY different versions of this. Just tacking on " its true from CNN " Dosnt make it true. i hate these E-mails :vlol:

There was this other one i read, something along the lines of this thread. Just worded differently in a different situation (not licking envelopes).

SpongeBob Lover
15-07-06, 05:14
good thing i dont lick envelopes!!!

PirateRose
15-07-06, 05:24
anything that says "THIS IS A TRUE STORY" is so fake...Besides, the roach would have eaten its way out or died. X.x

psychokitten
15-07-06, 05:45
Wow this story is still floating around, I read this once before years ago...still not sure how true it is, but I haven't licked an envelope since haha

Gomes
15-07-06, 07:42
Urban Legend. There are other variations of this one.

http://www.snopes.com/horrors/food/tacobell.asp

in these arms
15-07-06, 07:49
How did the cockroach get in her tounge? When all she did was lick an envolope.

Lonely Istari
15-07-06, 07:57
I read a story like this once in one of the "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" books... remember those?? Gosh, I used to love those books!

Anyway, the story was a little different though... A girl woke up one morning with a small sore on her cheek. Each day the sore got bigger and bigger and more painful. No one could figure out what was wrong. One day she took a hot bath and the sore popped open along with a million baby spiders! :yik:

Wether this envelope story is true or not, I don't think I'll ever lick one again! :eek:

jarhead
15-07-06, 08:34
* faints* thanks LI for that, i hate spiders and regulary get spots and i love my hot baths :(.

Lonely Istari
15-07-06, 09:14
:D sorry jarhead... the story freaked me out as well! but remember, it was just a story. :p

jarhead
15-07-06, 09:33
but the thought, we had a spiders nest in our ivy, and my mum isnt the biggest fan of spiders and she blew it, and thousands ran everywhere, masive it was, scared the crap out of me,

pinklaralover
15-07-06, 10:11
A woman was working in a post office in California.
One day she licked the envelopes and postage stamps instead of
using a sponge. That very day the lady cut her tongue on the
envelope.
A week later, she noticed an abnormal swelling of her tongue. She
went to the doctor, and they found nothing wrong.
Her tongue was not sore or anything. A couple of days later, her tongue
started to swell more, and it began to get really sore, so sore,
that she could not eat. She went back to the hospital, and demanded
something be done. The doctor took an x-ray of her tongue and noticed a lump.
He prepared her for minor surgery. When the doctor cut her tongue
open, a live cockroach crawled out!!!!
There were roach eggs on the seal of the envelope. The egg was
Able to hatch inside of her tongue, because of her saliva. It was warm
and moist... This is a true story reported on CNN

Andy Hume wrote:

Hey, I used to work in an envelope factory. You wouldn't believe
the....things that float around in those gum applicator trays.
I haven't licked an envelope for years!" I used to work for a print shop (32
years ago) and we were told NEVER to lick the envelopes. I never understood
why until I had to go into storage and pull out 2500 envelopes that were already printed for a customer who was doing a mailing and saw several
squads of roaches roaming around inside a couple of boxes with eggs everywhere.
They eat the glue on the envelopes.

PLEASE PASS THIS ON, TO YOUR FRIENDS. After reading this you will
never lick another envelope or stamp again.


EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW, IM NEVER GONNA LICK AN ENVILOPE EITHER...EEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW:cen:

Andromeda66
15-07-06, 10:46
Oh CMON people. How gullible can ou get?? Whoever heard of roach eggs hatching on somebody's tongue without them knowing???

pinklaralover
15-07-06, 11:01
Oh CMON people. How gullible can ou get?? Whoever heard of roach eggs hatching on somebody's tongue without them knowing???



ye well......im still not gonna lick an envolope!

laras
15-07-06, 14:44
OMG! Ewww! :eek:

Lonely Istari
15-07-06, 18:24
but the thought, we had a spiders nest in our ivy, and my mum isnt the biggest fan of spiders and she blew it, and thousands ran everywhere, masive it was, scared the crap out of me,

:yik: that would scare the crap outta me too! I detest spiders!! *dies*

laracroft2122
15-07-06, 18:55
Yes, very gross!

pinklaralover
15-07-06, 20:10
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh gross!