It Takes Roughly 2 Days to Digest a LEGO If You Eat One

Results of a recent study indicate that a LEGO figurine head takes just under two days to digest if you happen to mistake it for a particularly hard kernel of corn.

The study, published in the Journal of Pediatrics and Child Health, is titled Everything is awesome: Don’t forget the Lego, and was undertaken by a group of researchers associated with Don’t Forget the Bubble.

In the small-scale study, six pediatric healthcare professionals (three male, three female) each ingested a LEGO figurine head. Pre-ingestion habits were measured by the SHAT (Stool Hardness and Transit) score, while the amount of time it took to find said LEGO head in the participant’s stool was called the FART (Found and Retrieved Time) score. Between the six participants, an average FART score of 1.71 days was recorded, and SHAT scores didn’t noticeably change during the study.

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