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VIDEO: TikToker swallows AirPod instead of Ibuprofen, records audio from stomach

TikToker swallowed AirPods

A woman, a TikToker described how she mistook one of her AirPods for Ibuprofen and accidentally swallowed it.

The Boston-based user @iamcarliiib explained on TikTok that she was sharing this information “for educational purposes,” and that she was holding the pill in one hand.

TikToker swallowed one of the AirPods, makes video


For ✨educational✨ purposes heres what happened when I mixed up my #airpod and an ibuprofen. Here to share awareness #LevisMusicProject #fyp

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“I was crawling into bed,” she says in the TikTok video, “I had Ibuprofen 800 in my right hand and I had my left AirPod in my left hand.”

“I like threw something back, took my water bottle and took a sip… then realised it wasn’t the Ibuprofen,” she added. “I tried puking it up and it won’t come out.”

The TikToker claimed that it came out naturally and that she had an x-ray to prove it. She also stated that she would not attempt to use the AirPod again.

Video: She claimed the swallowed AirPod had connection

In a separate video, she also revealed that the swallowed AirPod was still connected to her iPhone while she was on the phone. As a result, gurgling sounds recorded in her stomach were included in a voice memo she sent to a friend.


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While studying economics, Brendan found himself comfortably falling down the rabbit hole of restaurant work, ultimately opening a consulting business and working as a private wine buyer. On a whim, he moved to China, and in his first week following a triumphant pub quiz victory, he found himself bleeding on the floor based on his arrogance. The same man who put him there offered him a job lecturing for the University of Wales in various sister universities throughout the Middle Kingdom. While primarily lecturing in descriptive and comparative statistics, Brendan simultaneously earned an Msc in Banking and International Finance from the University of Wales-Bangor. He's presently doing something he hates, respecting French people. Well, two, his wife and her mother in the lovely town of Antigua, Guatemala.

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