As reported by Associated Press, in Hammond, Ind, a 10-year-old boy got his tongue stuck to a metal light pole reminiscent of a scene straight out of the movie, “A Christmas Story.”
Police said the unidentified fourth-grader was told that a friend dared him to lick the pole Wednesday night. Temperatures in Hammond were around 10 degrees at the time.
The boy was able to remove his tongue off the frozen pole just right before the ambulance arrived. No one was severely hurt in the incident, although the boy did suffer a bleeding tongue.
Interesting enough, the 1983 Christmas classic was set in a fictional city based on Hammond, Indiana, the hometown of author Jean Shepherd.