There was no triple-dog-dare. There was just a kid who thought, "So, are you just lying 'A Christmas Story?'" DO NOT QUESTION THE ACCURACY OF 'A CHRISTMAS STORY,' LITTLE BOY.
Via Chicago Tribune:
He approached the pole and asked Cole if he thought it would actually stick. Then Spencer went ahead and did it. His tongue froze to the pole immediately. Surprise, then fear kicked in.
“Cole thought at first I was messing with him,” Spencer said. “I told him no, it’s really stuck, but he at first couldn’t understand what I was saying.”
Cole, as any friend would, ran to the nearest house and asked a woman if she had hot water for his friend's tongue.
“She said she didn’t have any hot water, and I said, ‘Well, you’re going to have to call an ambulance then,’” Cole said.
Spencer was able to pull his tongue off by the time Sandwich emergency medical service crews arrived. He estimated he was stuck for about seven minutes.
“I was trying to get it off, but I wasn’t pulling,” Spencer said. “I was being gentle and freaking out. Some of my taste buds came off onto the pole.”
Good lord, he ripped part of his tongue off? I mean, we all laugh at this kid, but what if he sense of taste is effed for the rest of his life? Ok. Kind of funny. Even emergency workers laughed at him. Read more about it HERE!