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The first print issue appeared on May 6, 1871. The first post published on Tumblr appeared on September 20, 2010.
This week doctors in Portland, Ore., removed 37 Buckyballs — small, high-powered rare earth magnets — from 3-year-old Payton Bushnell’s stomach. The magnets had clustered together and punched holes in the toddler’s stomach and intestines, but doctors say she is expected to recover fully after surgery. This is far from the first time a child has been hospitalized for swallowing magnets. Kids often come into contact with small, easy-to-swallow magnets in toys or on refrigerators. In 2006, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that in the previous three years, one child had died and 19 others had needed surgery after swallowing tiny magnets. The problem has been escalating in recent years. (via Buckyballs and Other Magnets | Top 5 Dangerous Objects Kids Like to Swallow | Healthland | TIME.com)

This week doctors in Portland, Ore., removed 37 Buckyballs — small, high-powered rare earth magnets — from 3-year-old Payton Bushnell’s stomach. The magnets had clustered together and punched holes in the toddler’s stomach and intestines, but doctors say she is expected to recover fully after surgery. This is far from the first time a child has been hospitalized for swallowing magnets. Kids often come into contact with small, easy-to-swallow magnets in toys or on refrigerators. In 2006, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that in the previous three years, one child had died and 19 others had needed surgery after swallowing tiny magnets. The problem has been escalating in recent years. (via Buckyballs and Other Magnets | Top 5 Dangerous Objects Kids Like to Swallow | Healthland | TIME.com)