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51 Responses to Staple your ear to lose weight

  1. Profile photo of henkspaan
    henkspaan Male 30-39
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    January 20, 2006 at 9:29 pm
    Link: Staple your ear to lose weight - Miracle diet or dangerous fad?
  2. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2006 at 2:19 am
    I say "fad." Nerves connecting the ear to the stomach...who believes this stuff?
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    upendy Female 13-17
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    January 21, 2006 at 2:21 am
    i`d rather be fat lol
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    LordJonathan Male 70 & Over
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    January 21, 2006 at 2:29 am
    I didnt read the article but if its anything like the time I stapled my nutsack to my thigh no thank you.
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    cruxshadows Female 18-29
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    January 21, 2006 at 2:29 am
    Too Many Big Words.
  6. Profile photo of IckBee
    IckBee Female 18-29
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    January 21, 2006 at 3:25 am
    I`ve heard this before
    Rubbing that part of your ear without any kind of medical surgery will reduce cravings
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    notapervert Male 13-17
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    January 21, 2006 at 3:45 am
    .......
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    lolakitty72 Female 30-39
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    January 21, 2006 at 3:45 am
    I`m old fashioned: I ate less and got off my butt more and the weight magically disappeared.
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    KiwiNBanana Female 18-29
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    January 21, 2006 at 8:59 am
    hmmmmmmmmm...............................
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    fk Male 70 & Over
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    January 21, 2006 at 9:28 am
    All I know is, I`m walking around with a stapler from now on. Any stranger that I think could use a bit of weight, I`m stapling their ear.
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    satanicbeast Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2006 at 10:33 am
    Its sad how these women are so desperate to lose some weight, God I f**kin hate fad diets! So youre a bit overweight, Get the drat over it!
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    Juicy__Lucy Female 13-17
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    January 21, 2006 at 10:46 am
    My aunt got it done. It really hurt her. I`m really not that depsperate to look like a evil stapeler attacked me.
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    GypsyCassie Female 18-29
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    January 21, 2006 at 11:12 am
    There may be some truth to it, but like it says, this is nothing like acupuncture, where it is only for a few hours. This is constant, I bet there is some weird ass side effect that hasnt revealed itself yet, like, i dont know, rapid weight gain within a couple months, or lepercy....
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    look215 Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2006 at 11:15 am
    so is your ear stapled shut?
  15. Profile photo of SnowWolf
    SnowWolf Female 13-17
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    January 21, 2006 at 11:30 am
    The key to losing weight:

    Eat less and exercise more.

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    heartagram86 Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2006 at 11:56 am
    look215... No. They staple a certain section of cartiledge which, when the staple is rubber (probably the only reason there is a staple there is to make sure the people remember where it is), this stimulates a nerve which, through quite the process of a very complex nervous system, removes urges to eat.
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    nevered Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2006 at 12:39 pm
    I`m actually inclined to believe this:

    the reason (could be urban legend, but i`ve seen strong research supporting this) that sailors from the 1700-1800`s wore earrings was for this very reason: the nerve that people are stimulating with the staples made the sailors want to eat less, meaning that the ships could last longer on less food than they could previously.

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    knackwurst Female 18-29
    51 posts
    January 21, 2006 at 1:08 pm
    Could be true. There`s also a nerve going to your lungs passing by your ear, (which you can hit when cleaning your ear and makes you cough)so why not one to your stomache? But I too fear for the side-effects...
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    cutbullocks Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2006 at 1:40 pm
    very interestinngggg
  20. Profile photo of kungfool
    kungfool Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2006 at 1:47 pm
    I think it`s funny that the article links wikipedia.org as the "scientific authority" But wikipedia, no matter how usefull, can`t be used academically as a source because anyone can contribute to it without showing all thier own references or research.

    In fact it`s possible that whoever was promoting this added that bit about the ear to wikipedia on thier own.

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    HOBYandy Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2006 at 1:52 pm
    wikipedia is hardly a reliable source.
  22. Profile photo of knackwurst
    knackwurst Female 18-29
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    January 21, 2006 at 2:03 pm
    Could be true. There`s also a nerve going to your lungs passing by your ear, (which you can hit when cleaning your ear and makes you cough)so why not one to your stomache? But I too fear for the side-effects...
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    knackwurst Female 18-29
    51 posts
    January 21, 2006 at 2:04 pm
    honestly... why does this stupid thing repost everything I type today?? agrrr..
  24. Profile photo of TabooPoison
    TabooPoison Female 18-29
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    January 21, 2006 at 2:43 pm
    Or you could just stop going to McDonald`s.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    January 21, 2006 at 3:24 pm
    Heck, if it works for someone who needs help losing weight, great for them! :-)

    As kungfool and HOBYandy mention, though, wikipedia is worthless as a source for an academic article and that sort of turned me off to article in general. But hey, like I say, if it works for someone, let `em keep on keepin` on! :-)

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    joolia Female 13-17
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    January 21, 2006 at 3:35 pm
    Watch, they stop rubbing the staple and they gain about 50 pounds more because they havent had the food they craved for so long.
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    thecranberry Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2006 at 5:30 pm
    whoa whoa whoa it all depends what you are looking up on wikipedia! i got a (mostly) compleate and compleatly accurate list of polyatomic ions off wikipedia. the accuracy was confirmed by my science teacher, who`s knowledge of this crap is astounding. wikipedia also checks for stupid crap preatty often and responds quickly to problems. but about this staple thing, if i was fat i wouldnt do that, cause i am so afraid of pain its ridiculous! i would have a dangling cross earing or something like it, but im too much a wimp. (im just kidding about the dangling cross, too eighties)
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    Mat Male 13-17
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    January 21, 2006 at 5:57 pm
    There`s loads of people watching each edit on Wikipedia. Most of the time pages get reverted within an hour.
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    z-a Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2006 at 6:46 pm
    freaky
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    Mudginator Female 18-29
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    January 21, 2006 at 7:22 pm
    It only works because of a muscle along your ears move when you chew, when stapled, it causes too much pain to chew.
    So really you`re punishing your self for eating. Painfully...
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    deaf_woman Male 30-39
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    January 21, 2006 at 8:54 pm
    Or, one might staple their lips shut. Different technique, i guess.
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    lexmex Female 18-29
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    January 21, 2006 at 8:58 pm
    i kinda believe it...idk how safe it is but it might b true..but i think thats just the fat ppls resource b/c there 2 lazy 2 exercise and get off their a`ss
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    lexmex Female 18-29
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    January 21, 2006 at 8:58 pm
    lmao deaf woman
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    Yushi Female 18-29
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    January 21, 2006 at 9:50 pm
    My auntie stapled my cousin`s ear....but it wasn`t for losing weight, it was a punishment....
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    VolcomStoner Female 18-29
    174 posts
    January 21, 2006 at 10:27 pm
    this is rediculous. how about you stop sitting in front of the television and eating fast food then get up and actually do something. or better yet don`t let yourself get fat in the first place and you won`t have to revert to masochistic solutions to your weight problem... and it is a problem
  36. Profile photo of kungfool
    kungfool Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2006 at 11:18 pm
    The problem isn`t whether Wikipidia is accurate or not. I love it, and use it all the time to find out stuff I`m curious about. It`s quick and easy and I trust it. But you can`t use it for academic citations because the contributors don`t need to show thier own research or citations... Almost all other academic works have citations that go back to peer reviewed journals.

    I trust wikipidea, but you can`t use it to "prove" something is true.

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    psychodude Female 13-17
    171 posts
    January 22, 2006 at 8:39 am
    Wow....that looks amazing. But, you could take TabooPoison`s advice and just stop going to the McDonald`s. I wouldnt like to try that, since I already have a really high metabolism, but I know a few people who might want to give it a shot. :-P
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    aliencase Male 13-17
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    January 22, 2006 at 12:06 pm
    What is with people and trying to find an easy way out of there weight problem? Except for morbidly obese people, it is not hard to go to the gym and eat less. Or you could get a hobby/sport and avoid eating becase you have nothing else to do and you get exercise.

    Okay Rambling over

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    Potato_man Male 13-17
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    January 23, 2006 at 1:27 am
    mabye it makes you think about the pain in you`re ear more than eating
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    halifax_girl Female 18-29
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    January 23, 2006 at 2:06 am
    Really weird, don`t think I believe it.
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    sean9812 Male 13-17
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    January 23, 2006 at 2:38 pm
    u shoodnt hav to put a staple into your ear to lose weight... just exercise and eat the right foods y dnt ya
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    squee13 Female 18-29
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    January 24, 2006 at 1:29 pm
    he he, angie hooker! seriously though, i stapled a £5 note to my hand as a dare once and i got blood all over my money when i pulled the staple out :-(
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    jono142 Male 18-29
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    February 21, 2006 at 7:50 am
    thats crap
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    twizzler01 Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2006 at 4:49 pm
    hmm
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    twizzler01 Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2006 at 4:49 pm
    that
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    twizzler01 Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2006 at 4:50 pm
    was
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    twizzler01 Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2006 at 4:50 pm
    very
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    twizzler01 Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2006 at 4:51 pm
    crap
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    twizzler01 Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2006 at 4:51 pm
    lol
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    ShishKebab Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2006 at 4:57 pm
    I`d have thought something like that would have erupted as a sort of punk-fashion statement rather than a diet fad.
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    tutorsonweb Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 10:59 am
    I started Phentermine medication for weight loss on 01/15/10 and Today is 02/14/10 I am a female, age 22 and started out at 227lbs and I am down to 210lbs. That`s 17 lbs.
    I ordered Phentermine from www.medsheaven.com and It is very effective.

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