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We Don't Like to Discuss it at Dinner, but we've All Vomited.


Vomiting is a Normal, Healthy Function

If you’re reading this, you’re here to learn everything there is to know about vomit, or the act of vomiting. If you believe your stomach can handle it, let’s get started.

What is Vomit?

Vomiting is something each one of us has done at least a couple of times in our lives. (Some more than others.) Vomit is a mixture of soft stomach solids and dark bile from the digestive system. It also contains a good portion of the macaroni and cheese you ate for dinner and the bottle of cheap red wine you washed it down with. Vomiting is the purging (or emptying) of a substance in our stomachs that our body decides is not good for us. If you didn’t vomit when you ate or drank something that was toxic to your system (such as bad food or a poison), you’d most-likely die. Vomiting is a good thing. Sometimes it’s our body’s way of letting you know you've had too good a time.

What is Nausea?

Nausea usually happens before (and in-between) vomiting episodes. Look at nausea as the coming attractions of a good vomiting session. Nausea is the warning sign from the body to get the hell to the bathroom before you decorate your Nikes. Nausea can appear without a vomiting episode following. Sometimes you’ll experience nausea if you are susceptible to motion sickness. You may experience bouts (or waves) of nausea during a plane ride, on a boat, in a car or at the amusement park. People who become nervous, experience a dizzy spell, are having a heart attack or who have undergone anesthesia for a surgical procedure can experience nausea. Expectant moms experience morning sickness during the first couple of months of pregnancy. Migraine headache sufferers can experience severe nausea (leading to vomiting) during a headache. Nausea is no walk in the park. It’s a feeling absolutely no one enjoys. Have you ever heard anyone say, “Gee I wish I felt nauseous right now? Of course not. There is absolutely no joy to be found in nausea. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

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There's Nothing Worse Than Dry Heaves

Dry Heaves

As great as the human body is at taking care of us, sometimes it doesn’t know when to stop us after we’ve completed vomiting. When there is absolutely nothing left in our stomach, (and the body is still in hyper-vomit mode), we may experience the fun of the dry heaves. The dry heaves are worse than regular vomiting, because the dry heaves can cause chest and stomach pain, neck or mouth pain, the cold sweats and more. The best way to avoid the dry heaves is to take a couple of deep breaths of fresh air and try to control your gag reflex. Relax. A good heaving episode is extremely tiring. Try and lay down (preferably near a toilet), should a second round of gagging be in your immediate future) and breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. This should take care of the dry heaves after several minutes.

Foods That May Cause Nausea or Vomiting

Food poisoning is a horrid experience to go through. Some people who have eaten a toxic substance may become so sick that hospitalization is required. If you suspect food poisoning, don’t waste time. Either contact your physician as quickly as possible, or go to the hospital emergency room. Food poisoning is serious business and you may die unless you’re treated immediately.

Here are a few foods that can make you severely ill if they have turned rancid.

*Mom’s Potato Salad-It’s been sitting in the sun for 4 hours, Throw it out. (Just don’t let her see you do it.)

*Tuna, lobster or ham salad that has been made with expired mayonnaise or salad dressings. (Or these items sitting away from refrigeration too long)

*Not so fresh seafood. Be extremely careful of seafood. Smell it and inspect it before cooking.

*Not so fresh chicken, beef or pork. Also be careful of undercooked chicken or pork. Undercooked items may also require you spend the night kneeling at the toilet.

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Other Causes of Vomiting

Drinks that May Cause Nausea or Vomiting.

Many people associate vomiting with the consumption of alcohol. True, alcohol (especially lots of it) will most definitely end your night with you on your knees in a nightclub parking lot with your friends kicking your “raised in the air” ass really hard while you puke in your baseball cap. (As was done to me after my bachelor party.) But I digress. Alcohol is not the only culprit.

1) Milk or other dairy/ice cream drinks. Have you ever gotten a good whiff of turned milk? Just the smell of expired milk can nauseate me. A drink of it would sit me down for the evening (hopefully not at your house) in an vomiting episode that would make Caligula gag.

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2) Children’s fruit juices or sweet sodas. I remember my nephew (who was about 5 or 6 at the time) at a family picnic. He had spent the whole day drinking one orange soda after another. It was only a matter of time that mixed with the hot dogs, fries, potato chips and whatever else he had eaten that day it would have to find a way out of that small belly of his. It did. The aftermath had a pleasant orange glow about it. I have not taken a sip of orange soda since watching my nephew blow it all out that afternoon. That was probably 12 years ago.

3) Desserts, such as milkshakes, puddings, certain moist and cream filled cakes and even pies can make make you reject what your poor grandmother spent hours slaving over a hot stove all morning. Shame on you for hurting her feelings and throwing up on her new outfit..


The granddaddy of them all when it comes to throwing up. Alcohol vomiting usually boils down to two main reasons. The first is too much of a good thing and the second is the mixing of several different alcohols into one sensitive stomach. I learned firsthand for example, that if you’ve been drinking Kahlua and vodka, you may not want to follow it up with several shots of Peppermint Schnapps before going home for the evening. Trust me on that one. Also, as much as I enjoy a shot ( or two) of Tequila every now and then, it is NEVER to be mixed with Southern Comfort. If you’ve been considering the combination, please refrain. These are the things you learn as a teenager and young adult. I may not only be saving your stomach, but possibly your life.


Migraine headaches run in my family. If you’ve never experienced them, consider yourself fortunate because they can be debilitating. Some of the “triggers” that have set off my migraine headaches in the past have been smells. I have to be really careful, because I will ALWAYS puke during a migraine attack. Some of the smells that set me off are:

Perfumes and colognes: Drakar and Obsession by Calvin Klein never fail to make me puke. Any vanilla scented perfume will make me vomit, as well. Some scented deodorants and soaps will do it for me as well. Scented laundry detergents give me a headache (especially after the fact) and then make me puke. I basically live in an unscented world. Unscented soaps, shampoos, detergents, cleaning products, etc. are all you will find in my house. It takes a bit of getting used to, I admit. We don’t go to the movies often. Some people, (as you know) pile it on. On the other hand, body odor (if I’m exposed to it more than a couple of minutes) will cause my stomach to become angry and seek revenge. I used to work with a guy at a supermarket who had terrible body odor (the type that would linger long after the person left the area) and I never failed to show my appreciation by puking at the first opportunity.



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We Can't Just Call It Puking, Can We?

Synonyms for Vomiting

Vomiting is a disgusting name for a gross bodily function. It’s a medically preferred term. There are many various names for the act of vomiting. Here are a few of my favorite civilian names.

-Yak or Yakking

-Ralph or Ralphing


-Blowing Biscuits

-Losing Lunch

-Serving a Blue Plate Special

-The Technicolor yawn

-honk or honking

-spill or spilling

-barf or barfing

-upchuck or chucking out

-heave (and sometimes heave ho), etc

There are several (maybe several hundred) more terms for vomit OR the act of vomiting. Have fun researching them online.

WARNING: Only watch this if you're certain you can handle it.

My Personal Favorite Puking Moments

My Top 5 Vomiting Episodes:

1.) I was 4 or 5 years old and I indulged in a covert 6 am ice cream pig out. Chocolate Chip. I’ll never forget it. I puked chocolate chip ice cream for hours. I haven’t touched it since.

2.) Sardines: I was 9 or 10 and purchased a package of sardines at the corner store that had probably been hanging around since the second world war. I paid for it dearly. I have never even looked at a sardine since that day.

3.) Red Wine: Ugh! I can’t even talk about this one. I was 16. There’s been no red wine in my life since and there never will be.

4.) Sausage and Onions: I was cooking because my wife and I were having company over and she had to work. The sausage and onions were to go into the spaghetti sauce with the meatballs. It never made it. The smell of them cooking, gave me a migraine which set off a vomiting reaction that lasted a good portion of the afternoon. We canceled dinner, by the way.

5.) Vodka Screwdrivers were my drink of choice at my bachelor party. I didn’t think a little OJ and vodka would set me off, which was probably true. A lot of vodka and OJ, however set me off on a two day (yes, two whole days) vomi-thon. My wife (then my fiancé) stayed with me through the whole thing holding my head over the toilet for 48 hours. How could I not love and marry that woman? I didn’t drink orange juice for well over a year. I haven’t consumed the two together since that evening and I never will.

So, did you learn enough about vomit to last you the rest of your life? I hope so. Please feel free to leave your vomit stories below. Thanks for reading!


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Joseph Addams (author) from Standing right behind you! on July 21, 2012:

lol great story.

macy coleson on July 20, 2012:

last week my sister visited.we are identical twins and though she is a true emetophobe,i am not.well as luck would have it,the night before she arrived,i woke up feeling queasy and had chills.i barely made it to the bathroom where i vomited all night long,first my spaghetti dinner,then the clear brown stuff and finally dry heaves.i had to call in at work and tell them i was vomiting and couldn't come in.when my sister arrived,i was on the couch wrapped in a blanket,throwing up in a pail,unable to keep anything poor sister was pretty distressed though when we were younger,we shared a room and she had seen and heard my vomit before.she herself says she has not thrown up since 2002,when she and her boyfriend went on a cruise and she got food poisoning.

jackie on January 22, 2012:

i was once was with my dad at an NA meeting campout i wasn't feeling well so i stayed in the van while my dad and sister went inside a couple minutes passed then i felt horrible so i went inside found my dad and told him that i felt really sick then that feeling hit me but just in time i swung around and threw up in the trash can that was a rough night!!!!

Joseph Addams (author) from Standing right behind you! on January 16, 2012:

Hi CandyCoatedDreams/Barf,

Bubblegum ice cream? I will definitely put that on my puke list as something to stay away from. Yuck!

Thanks for the story and the compliment. I appreciate your stopping by.

CandyCoatedDreams/Barf on January 15, 2012:

Ever since I was little random things would make me puke. In kindergarten especially. My favorite and probably most told story was when I was about 5 or 6. I was the best reader in kindergarten. I read over the required amount to have and icecream party. I had wated all week long and finally Friday came. I chose bubblegum flavored icecream. I spent the whole weekend throwing up bits of bubblegum and icecream. After that just the color pink would turn my stomach. I just recently started being ok with the color again.

Love your hubs. Sorry for the poor grammar and probably random out of context words. It's 1am and I'm half asleep and I'm writing this from an iPhone.

Tara Tufford from Columbus, Ohio on February 26, 2010:

I love this hub!! I am new to hubpages, so I am just getting the hang of things, but im here to tell you that I will keep tabs on what you post. I love it when someone can take the smallest thing and turn it into something awesome! It made me laugh, and I must admit, I watched the reporter vomiting over and over again. Very funny! Thanks for the laugh:)

TailsFan on November 05, 2009:

The worst vomiting episode I've had that I can remember most recently was when my mom took me to see Coraline in theaters. I ate like a whole bag of popcorn and an ass-load of candy mixed in with Coke.

I woke up that night after we got home around 5 AM. Worst experience of my life.

I will never eat popcorn again. D:

Adam B on August 21, 2009:

I love the youtube clips of people puking on YV...always funny. One weird thing about me is I can go to italian restaurants all the time and order lasagna, pasta, chicken parm etc and never get sick. When either my wife, family, friends or whoever makes a homemade italian dish with store bought pasta sauce...I am in the bathroom throwing up within 20 minutes of finishing. The only stoe bought pasta sauce that doesn't make me sick is Paul Neuman's soccarooni.


Also, when I was 16 I drank entirely too much AFTERSHOCK liquor. I think it is a type of cinnamon schnapps or something, but I was on the verge of alcohol poisoning. I cannot smell or eat anything cinnamon ever again.

Becka on July 13, 2009:

Another horrible one for me was when I had a stomach upset. Diarrhoea all day. I was fine otherwise, I could eat whatever. For some reason, I ate tons of cucumber. HUUGE mistake. I was about 8 at the time, so had no sense of control at the time. I was on the loo, bottom exploding, when all of a sudden, without warning, I projectile vomited all down my front, all over the bathroom carpet with about a 2 metre radius around myself, and all over my lap. This occurred several times, and due to the excessive amounts of cucumber, it was lumpy and green. With the customary orange lumps of course, which brings up the whole chopped carrots thing.

All in all, I think I threw up all over myself about 12 times then, with the same fan of coverage. By the time I was done and called my mum, the spew was about 3 inches thick. My mum comes in, swears, and heads towards me. Which is when I emptied the last little bit. My mother didn't talk to me for a few days after. Probably the worst time ever, considering my bottom was flowing consistently whilst I yawned all over my bathroom.

Becka on July 13, 2009:

I have one really bad vomiting story, which was quite embarassing, but also funny. I was on holiday in France, and God only knows what I ate. Basically, my parents are just starting to push me around in a trolley in a supermarket, part of a whole shopping centre [I was nine at the time], when all of a sudden, I threw up, all over myself and the trolley [thank GOD there wasn't anything in it yet.] My mum hauled me out, and I threw up 3 times more on the supermarket floor while she was trying to drag me out, and a furthur 4 times in the shopping centre before my mum found a bin to shove my head in. After spewing at least 6 more times, I figured I was done, so mum hauled me off to the loos to clean me up. Unluckily, there was a queue, and I was fine for about 2 minutes, when I started to turn green again. My mum tried to get past the women in front, yelling that her daughter was about to throw up, and the snotty old bag in front turns and goes in a Pink Panther accent: "You will have to wait your turn." I think THAT'S when I emptied the rest of my stomach all over her skirt and shoes. By the time I was done, 3 cleaners had been summoned and everyone else was piling into the other loos. Never knew I could hold so much vomit. Worth it though, for coating that old bag. Surprisingly, we never went back there...

Tony Sky from London UK on February 11, 2009:

Hi Rockingjoe,! and wow! This hub is sick!! For those that dont know, sick is slang very good!! Maybe someone has already mentioned this above! anywayzzz..

I used to get the dry heaves when I smoke too much strong pot! and vomit when I drink too much and I would rather Vomit all day long than the dry heaves which are excruicating with A.S.

That Video of the presenter vomiting is hilarious! I would like to ask her what was going through her mind b4 and after she vomited!! lol

Joseph Addams (author) from Standing right behind you! on January 31, 2009:

Thanks, Nancy, I appreciate the comment.

Nancy's Niche on January 31, 2009:

Quite an interesting article and many points I can relate too...YUK is right!

Joseph Addams (author) from Standing right behind you! on January 30, 2009:

That's quite allright, Shirley, I definitely understand. My wife is the same way. You can't say the word vomit without her wanting to toss her scallops. And by the way, whoever came up with the word vomit, really hit the nail on the head. What a perfect word for a disgusting act. Thanks so much for the nice complment. You are such a sweetheart. And I saw the exact same commercial this afternoon. I really hate those guys:/

Hi KCC Big Country. Thanks for stopping by. I love your watermelon and seed puking story. In the bathtub? That's hysterical. I would have hated to be the one to clean that one out. That's also a great story about the kids. I can identify with car puking as I get extremely carsick. No fun. Thanks a million for sharing.

Hi ajcor. Oh my. There's nothing worse than food poisioning. I can imagine your poor kid running from floor to floor trying to find a decent place to empty his stomach. If he's got some great vomit stories, feel free to send him over. Maybe we can write a book. Thanks for stopping by.

ajcor from NSW. Australia on January 30, 2009:

my second son then a uni student ,went on holiday with this cousin to London - they were staying in a backpackers hostel some 8 train stops from the museum - on the way edward bought a ham and salad roll that was later revealed to be the source of his food poisoning bout - well the heavy vomiting set in at the museum and then continued all the way back to the hostel where he would jump at each station do the great vomit and then jump on again - so on and so forth until he reached the hostel. On reaching the hostel he raced up the stairs to his floor (boys floors had toilets for boys only and girls were the same - girls only!) to find he couldn't access a single toilet so teeth clenched he went to the next floor same story - got to the girls floor opened the door where they took one look at him and they fled or should I say vacated very quickly...he managed to remain still and vomited away to his heart's content....then returned to his floor where the toilets were clear and available ....poor chap - very funny though!particularly when he tells the story - he has quite a few vomit stories in his portfolio...

personally i have not drunk since a memorable night quite some years ago...port was the source of my immense discomfort...

thanks for this very funny hub on chundering..cheers

ps great picture of a technicoloured yawn at the top of the page...

KRC from Central Texas on January 30, 2009:

This hub is one I have read parts of, had to come back to, read parts again, and come back several times.  It's hard to take it all in at one sitting....LOL   But, I had a few thoughts to add in no particular order.....

I remember as kid my parents bought what is known as a Black Diamond watermelon.  It's a small thing, not too much bigger than a cantelope.  I ate the whole thing by myself.  (No, not the rind)   Yeah, I remember red tinted vomit in the bathtub with lots of seeds.  It's funny how you THINK you spit them all out.

One time we took my daughter and her friends out of town (100 miles one way)for a birthday party.  We had so many kids we had to take two cars. I drove one and my husband drove the other. On the way home from eating out one of the boys in the other car vomitted in the downtown Dallas mixmaster (heavy traffic) and this caused a girl in the car to vomit.  They had vomit everywhere.  My husband called to have us pull over and try to clean out the car.  Unfortunately, all the occupants of my car were laughing too hard to be of any help.  The occupants of that car had to ride back the remaining 80 miles with lovely smell of vomit.

Somewhere above I remember reading that Rockinjoe could handle vomit/blood/guts, but not shit.  I'm the same way.  My dad was violently ill in the hospital when I was pregnant and I'm the one holding the pan while he vomits because no one else could stomach it.   But watch me gag if I smell shit.  LOL

I have only got drunk enough to vomit once in my life and was Vodka and Orange juice too.   I have not mixed the two since then either. 

Shirley Anderson from Ontario, Canada on January 30, 2009:

Sorry Joe, I can't read this or I really will feel like hurling all over the place. I don't do makes me sick.

I did want to offer you a hearty congratulations on choosing yet another unique topic! You are the king of unique topics.

Oh by the way, I was thinking about you last night when the medieval fair version of Free Credit came on T.V.

Joseph Addams (author) from Standing right behind you! on January 30, 2009:

nothing beats a pink vomit......:) Thanks so much for the comment!

MellasViews from Earth on January 30, 2009:

lol. loved the vomit moments. I recall one where I had my own pig out moment on captian crunch cereal... it came flying out an hour later... red berries and all.

Joseph Addams (author) from Standing right behind you! on January 28, 2009:

Fortunately, I haven't had the pleasure of dealing with back puke, but knowing my friends, you never know. Thanks for the visual.

goldentoad from Free and running.... on January 28, 2009:

What about when someone rolls down the window to puke and the wind blows it back on their face or back in the car...

Joseph Addams (author) from Standing right behind you! on January 28, 2009:

Great story. You should return the favor and puke in his car. That's what a real friend would do.

Many years ago, as a teenager. I borrowed my dad's car and a bunch of us went out crusing the streets, partying. At the end of the night, I was so careful to remove empty bottles, snacks, etc. from the car and leave it spotless before he needed it to drive to work. I was rudely awakened at 7am the next morning, by a pissed off dad who took me outside to show me the puke someone had left by puking out the back passenger window. I never ever noticed it. If you've never washed a car by hand with a hangover, it's an experience.

goldentoad from Free and running.... on January 28, 2009:

I was watching Ace Ventura again the other day and I was reminded of an incident that happened a couple of New Years ago. It was New Years Eve and of course , my buddies were out, I was being cool, but I had one friend totally smashed, and he ended up throwing up in the car. We tried to clean, but that was a waste as everything went in between the seats, and we drove around the rest of the night with our windows open and the heater blaring, it was bad news. Of course, we ended up hom at the break of dawn and I slet a few hours and then tried to get some chemicals to clean it, but the chemicals were a weak agent, the smell was too strong, I had to get it professionally done, but no one was open. In the meantime, I had to drive around like Ace Ventura, my head out the window trying to breathe. The next day, the 2nd, it rained, no car washes or detailers open. Again, I was assed out driving like a fool, and then I had work the following day. I was a mad mutha and everyone thought it was funny. Not till the fifth day, was I able to get it into the shop. The guy charged me two hundred dollars to get the reeking smell out. Of course, my friend later paid me back, but I should have charged him for pain and suffering too.

Joseph Addams (author) from Standing right behind you! on January 18, 2009:

That's interesting, imadork. Blood, guts and puke really don't affect me, but shit? That's a whole different ball of, um, wax. If I see or smell shit (someone else's of course) it makes me want to puke.

imadork from St. Peters, MO on January 18, 2009:

I used to be an EMT. Blood and guts never bothered me but for some reason puke, piss and shit made me want to hurl.

Joseph Addams (author) from Standing right behind you! on January 18, 2009:

Thank you Shay, That's an awesome vomit-filled story. You described it so well, I feel as if I may puke right here at the computer, but then I'd have a chunky mess to clean out of the keyboard.

Thanks for the comment.

Shay Govara from On the run on January 18, 2009:

22 miles by water on a ferry. Choppy water. Everyone made it one way. On the return water was even more choppy and everyone had already eaten.

People started vomiting halfway through the return trip and I began to feel a little sick. I went to the bathroom just in case. Might just have been my mistake. The sink was full of vomit. The floor was full of vomit and it looked like people had stepped in it or even slid in it. The toilets were occupied with people vomiting so I had no choice but to vomit in the already stinking and vomit filled sink.

I tried to get away from there but the smell only made me vomit more. I tried to go down below where it was less shaky but vomit on the steps and the floor. A girl rushed passed me vomiting into a bag. I thought everyone on the ferry was going to die but it was only a small fraction of people. Vomit was everywhere and I just couldn't help but think about the crew who was going to clean that up.

Joseph Addams (author) from Standing right behind you! on January 18, 2009:

Thanks, Anna. Definitely a compliment, for sure.

Anna13 on January 17, 2009:

It's gross, but with the way you write, it becomes funny! You have a unique way with words. And yes, every single one of us can identify with it, that's for sure! We've all been there...

Joseph Addams (author) from Standing right behind you! on January 17, 2009:

Thanks SweetiePie. I don't think I've ever had persimmon cookies. They sound delicious. I'll take your advice and not eat the whole jar. Thank you for sharing your vomit story!

SweetiePie from Southern California, USA on January 17, 2009:

I still love persimmons and persimmon cookies, but you should never eat an entire cookie jar full of them in one day. I found out when I got a stomach ache and threw all of these up. Another time I had the flu right before I went to school and ended up throwing up in hallway. A parent and her son walked by and just commented that everyone was getting sick. I had to open the office door where I was waiting for my dad to pick me up to let the office ladies know I had thrown up.

Joseph Addams (author) from Standing right behind you! on January 17, 2009:

Thanks Pam. Molasses cookies, eh? That sounds incredibly nasty. Tasty, too! Ugh!

pgrundy on January 17, 2009:

Wow, more than I ever wanted to know and then some! Only you could make a great hub out of Vomit. Kudos.

My never-eat-it-again experience was with molasses cookies as a kid. OMG, I still can't even think about one without gagging. I got food poisoning when I was about 11 also and I do not recommend it. Few things are more miserable.

Sadly, puking was not a part of my drinking days until the very end, and by then I resented puking--like, oh damn, perfectly good poison totally wasted! My body was smarter than my head!

Joseph Addams (author) from Standing right behind you! on January 17, 2009:

ha ha! That's a great story. Throwing up on someone is bad enough, but a close friend or relative is even better. You're right that "chunks" make the vomit less pleasing to the eyes, but I can't imagine (and wouldn't want to) the smell of cider and bile, or "cidle" as I would call it. Thank you, Cindy.

Hi Debby! Thanks so much for stopping by with the advice. It's most appreciated. You definitely should write a hub full of nausea/headache/hangover cures. I bet it would get LOTS of traffic.

Debby Bruck on January 17, 2009:

Dear Joe and Y'all out there ~ this is a pretty stinky topic, but some thing we have all experienced and should be prepared for in the future. Can't tell you how many times my kiddies had stomach virus with them hanging off the end of the bed barfing into a pail; or dealth with violent migraine with vertigo and vomiting [those dry heaves ARE the worst]. For all those with hang-overs, there are remedies to soothe the linings of those internal tissues.

Looks like I should write a hub about caring for these situations using homeopathy. Maybe in the future. But, for the record please note these few remedies.

1. Tobacum - works great for migraine, illnees, sea-sickness when there is dizziness and vomiting relieved when you close your eyes. Probably would work on someone who smoked too much.

2. Nux vomica - even says it in it's name. Best remedy for vomiting after too much to drink and any other illness where you have that urge and can't. Good remedy for constipation, too. Usually the person is that addictive personality, like a work-a-holic and loves fine dining.

3. Arsenicum album - when you experience BOTH vomiting and diarrhea simultaneously. Really the worst when you are pregnant. Had this while pregnant my first child. This personality type is "perfectionist" and likes everything very clean.

4. Veratrum album - on this occasion not only is there yucky vomiting, but you look so pale and feel so weak, you feel like you might die.

There are plenty more remedies and typically select one to match the peron's exact system and quality of symptoms. If it doesn't work, you know you haven't matched the energetic pattern for that individual.

PS. For chronic type condition, such as that susceptibility to nausea due to chemical smells or other odors with migraine, find a professional who can assess the life-long state and with luck you may not have migraines any more.

Blessings to all


Cindy Lawson from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on January 17, 2009:

Last August a friend of ours had a 71st Birthday party by our fishing lake. It was great fun and involved a BBQ, Karaoke, loads of alcohol etc. By the end of the night I was very tipsy on Cider, and had already fallen off a chair earlier in the evening. Loads of people were camping overnight by the lake to avoid driving, including my sister and her boyfriend. I ended up falling asleep by the lake on the grass whilst my Hubby went missing trying to return someone's lost keys to their home. About an hour later my Sister nearly fell over me in the dark, and her and her boyfriend carried me into their tent (by now I was covered in dew and mumbling incoherently).

Once in the tent I started complaining about how much my arm was hurting, (remember I fell off a chair earlier in the evening). My Sister thoughtfully spent about half an hour rubbing my elbow, up until the point I mumbled, "it's the other arm".

I then announced "I'm going to be sick", and in a mad panic her and her boyfriend frantically tried to get me out of their tent. Sadly they only got me a couple of feet before I threw up on her boyfriend's trouser leg, about half a second after I said "Too Late".

Nightmare, but luckily for him I hadn't eaten, so all he got was a legful of recycled cider (no chunks).

Next day I ended up in casualty having my arm X-Rayed, but they couldn't find anything. It is still not right to this day, so goodness knows what I did to it.

Joseph Addams (author) from Standing right behind you! on January 17, 2009:

Hey Constant Walker. I don't know much about it. It was a concoction put together by a bartender friend of mine at a party where a bunch of partying was going on many years ago.

Hi MRS Great Caruso! You're right. Kids just come out with it. When I was a little kid. My mom bought me an ice cream sundae at Woolworths and there I was sitting down at the counter, when all of a sudden, (and as you said, without warning) I projectile vomited on the counter, the floor, on my mom and the person next to her. My mom hustled me out of there so quickly. I don't think we ever went back there. Great story. Now go change your pants:)

Hi Anna13, Thanks for the compliment. You're right. It is a gross subject, but it's also one that EVERYONE can identify with. Thank you for stopping by.

Hi ImaDork. Ha ha! Right in your lap? That's to funny. I can't drink like that anymore. I haven't quit, but I barely drink, anymore. Thanks for the comment.

Hi TOF. You're right! I never thought about that before. Carrots. I barely eat them, but I still regurgitate them when the time comes!



The Old Firm from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand on January 17, 2009:

Have you noticed that when you chunder there are always pieces of diced carrot in it? even if you've never eaten diced carrot for years, yup, there they go again!

Thought that I'd just throw that in to lower even further the already deplorable level of this hub.

Grossly yours, TOF.

imadork from St. Peters, MO on January 17, 2009:

I was getting quite drunk on screwdrivers one night at a friend's house. A so-called friend then offered to make me the drinks after I started getting too wasted to get up to make my own. I didn't know at the time but found out the next day that this "friend" was filling up the glass with vodka and putting just enough OJ in it to turn it yellow. I was so drunk I did not even notice the strong taste.

Needless to say, I puked. I did not even have the good sense to get up to go to the bathroom. I was sitting on the floor Indian-style and just ralphed right in my lap. I blew chunks several times on my crotch until I was drug out like a big sack of potatos. I continued to spew, laying across the doorway threshold.

I have no idea how long I was laying there but after awhile I actually got up and stumbled to the bathroom where I continued to puke. I remember sitting on the toilet at one point (I had the runs also) and one of my good friends went to check on me. I was naked and shitting on the pot and I did not even care that someone had opened the door (I am usually a shy shitter).

No wonder I quit drinking!

Anna13 on January 17, 2009:

This hub is funny and gross, but at the same time interestingly informative... I can't believe how much information you can generate on a topic no one would get more than a few sentences on... You definitely have talent, I like your humor style!

MRS Great Caruso on January 17, 2009:

My poor son just vomited all over us. My husband and I were looking at these black birds through our kitchen window. I was holding my son and was standing behind my husband. All of a sudden my son started projectile vomiting and it mostly landed on my husband's butt, but I got some on my legs too. That is the thing about kids, they never let you know what is going to happen. They just vomit and then go on as if nothing had happened....meanwhile, my husband was trying to stop his gag reflex.

Constant Walker from Springfield, Oregon on January 17, 2009:

Are you sure it was "real"? - if there is such a thing as real Spanish Fly.

Joseph Addams (author) from Standing right behind you! on January 17, 2009:

Thanks CW. Actually, it had no effect on me at all:(

Hi newcapo, Thanks for the vomit terms. I could have probably published an entire hub on names alone!

Thank you Bill. It's an extreme honor that I'll be known for my vomit hub:)

Hi ParadigmShift. I had to do research on that very subject one time for a high school project. Totally disgusting! Thanks for your comment.

Hi Jennifer Bhala. That's quite a story. I'm not a woman, but it would definitely give me cause to keep my legs closed. Thanks for the great comment.

Jennifer Bhala from Upstate New York on January 17, 2009:

Can you imagine feeling nauseous, and vomiting 24/7 for 9 months x 4 pregnancies?  Nothing stopped the feeling of nausea or the vomiting.No matter what I did, where I was, or what I ate or drank or didn't eat or drink, I had to carry a spew bag with me in the car, while walking, (couldn't walk far without fainting), to bed. Pregnancy was hell on earth for me, but the moment I gave birth, it went away and I felt great.

I had to go to the dentist and have many fillings after each of my pregnancies because brushing my teeth made me vomit so I would stand in the shower, try to brush my teeth, couldn't do past the front row or I would heave even worse, that made me pee at the same time and so my teeth could never be cleaned for each of the 9 months.

Why did I do it 4 times? I thought the next one would surely be different, plus, some were accidents. Great accidents though.

ParadigmShift... from San Jose, CA on January 17, 2009:

You may or may not want to find out exactly how much of bugs and other such nasties the FDA allows in certain food products. It's pretty disturbing. But it'd be one hell of a hub!

Bill Beavers from California on January 17, 2009:

Wow, that's enough vomit information to last me a lifetime. Very complete and well done Hub. You set the standard.

newcapo on January 17, 2009:

"Talking to Ralph on the Big White Telephone"


"Praying to the Porcelain God"

Constant Walker from Springfield, Oregon on January 17, 2009:

That would have been a much more popular story than vomit!

Joseph Addams (author) from Standing right behind you! on January 17, 2009:

I had some spanish fly one night, but that's a completely different story

Constant Walker from Springfield, Oregon on January 17, 2009:

-Misty.  I bit into a housefly once - which I thought was a chunk of ice in a drink.  I didn't throw-up, but got free drinks the rest of that evening.

Joseph Addams (author) from Standing right behind you! on January 17, 2009:

Good one, Cindy. It makes me wonder how many flies and other disgusting things, I've eaten over the years without knowing it.

Cindy Lawson from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on January 17, 2009:

One thing that really made me vomit was crunching away on what I thought was a bit of cherry stone in my yogurt, only to spit it out and find it was actually a dead bluebottle (fly) that I had been crunching on, complete with wings etc. I spent the whole evening vomiting over that one, but did tell the manufacturers who kindly sent me enough vouchers to buy about another 20 of their yoghurt's.

Constant Walker from Springfield, Oregon on January 17, 2009:

Ha-ha!  I was actually referring to a few choice phrases.  I notice, and appreciate, that stuff... The fact that your writing is intelligent is now assumed. Now I look for a good "turn of phrase."  The spice, if you will, to good prose.

...OK, now I've given myself a headache.

Joseph Addams (author) from Standing right behind you! on January 17, 2009:

Thank you all for your comments. They are very much appreciated. If I responded to them all, I would definitely "lose lunch" and I have no desire to pick out the partially digested marshmallows from last night's Lucky Charms.

I hope there was enough intelligent writing in there for you Constant Walker. I like to think it's all intelligent, but opinions vary.

Constant Walker from Springfield, Oregon on January 17, 2009:

Fun stuff, Joe, and I'm pretty sure I detected some intelligent writing in there, as well. The main sure-fire way I know of alcohol-induced vomiting (besides too much, of course) is to mix wine and beer. I did this once as a teenager (before I became allergic to beer - that is). It's a harsh vomiting experience, even as vomiting goes.

Pam Roberson from Virginia on January 17, 2009:

Hey TOF! :D Yes I know that song. It's nice to know someone can actually drink white lightening and remember any form of thrill associated with it. ;) LOL!

The Old Firm from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand on January 17, 2009:

High Pam, at last a Merle Haggard groupie - well, aspiring. As I'm alluding to "Okie From Muskogee"...."White lightning was the biggest thrill of all."

Pam Roberson from Virginia on January 17, 2009:

I never thought I'd say this, but this is a really good hub about puking. Honest. You did a great job! You gave us facts, stories, warnings, and humor. Bravo!

Okay, there is one type of alcohol that will most likely make you vomit, but you won't remember even one little second of it - moonshine. Yep, you can indulge all night long, puke your guts out, and you'll never remember it. You also won't remember anything else. ;)

I discovered this one night when I was in college. One minute I was dipping a cup into a tub of Purple Jesus, the next thing I knew it was two days later, I had that post-puking feeling, my shoes were missing, and my big toe was broken. I never did find my shoes. : /

Amanda Severn from UK on January 17, 2009:

Seriously TOF

You should try that tunnel. It's great. You get on the train in London and get off in Paris. I'm not a good sailor at the best of times, but trains are great.

The Old Firm from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand on January 17, 2009:

Was that long hair by any way related to BT Evilbants? One of the longest and most vomit inducing hares on this hub. Of course more a public hare than a pubic one, as Mrs Shades' may viciously confirm. "There are none so cruel as a woman unspermed."

I have'nt spel checked this comment, I hope that I didn't get it rong.

C. C. Riter on January 17, 2009:

Mighty Joe has struck again by conning us to confess our debauchery. I too have had my moments. I will not reveal some that will make you toss your cookies now on keyboard, but I will say that one of my worst episodes was in a restaurant. I had swallowed a long hair with some of my food and too late I noticed it, "What the..." I pulled it and it just kept coming. Needless to say I lost it all, all over the place as I ran in vain towards the men's room.

I have moments of nausea when I see long hair left by wee one in sink, shower, etc.

Disgusting and embarrassing.

The Old Firm from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand on January 17, 2009:

Thank God, Thank God for the channel tunnel, no more the joy's of chundering to leeward,(or to windward if you want your own back), or the queues, or the intimate customs probes, don't you long for the old times?


Oh well!


Amanda Severn from UK on January 17, 2009:

Hi Rockinjoe, just reading about all these days of chunder makes me feel queasy. My worst experience of these things was being trapped on a cross-channel ferry in the English Channel. The voyage should have taken four hours, but actually lasted seven because of bad weather. The toilets were ankle deep in vomit. I'm so glad they built the Channel Tunnel!

The Old Firm from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand on January 17, 2009:

Well I wrote an enormously profound comment, which my computer looked at and spat out. That's life.

Peter from Australia on January 17, 2009:

Hey G-Ma J , your place or mine?

Now about the "chunder" here is a nice mix! Not.

Greasy Fish and chips + beer

Greasy Fish and chips + going out in a boat

Greasy Fish and chips + just about anything.

Susan Reid from Where Left is Right, CA on January 16, 2009:

Not if we head over to G'mas for some jerky and Blondie's Pizza (YUM!!) and stick to water or Coca Cola:-).

One time my Grammy (a widow) had "the girls" over for cocktails. Actually, with her, this was a pretty regular occurrence, cocktails. We were visiting, so my mom, my Aunt Catherine, Dorothy Linen and Mrs. Holland were all there, too. My Grammy pulled out some Mr. Bartender whiskey sour powder mix that was somewhat past its expiration date. Now, the only bathroom in her house was on the second floor, so all the old ladies just yaked over the porch rail. We were too young to understand what was going on. But it did prepare me for my one and only whale watch, where the only safe direction to look was up at the sky:-)!

ParadigmShift... from San Jose, CA on January 16, 2009:

Uh oh. I think this commentary is about to take turn for the worst... (or best, depending on who you are)

imadork from St. Peters, MO on January 16, 2009:

On the synonyms you left out "blow chunks" and "spew".

I had food poisoning once. It was coming out of both ends, sometimes at the same time. It lasted all night. Horrible night that night.

Cindy Lawson from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on January 16, 2009:

Then of course there were "Bongs"............................

Cindy Lawson from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on January 16, 2009:

And that total thirst was amazing, I mean, you could easily down 2 litres of coke throughout the night after smoking some of that stuff.

Sex was great after it too. A friend of ours used to call it "Stallion Dust", as it was so effective providing you didn't overdo it.

Merle Ann Johnson from NW in the land of the Free on January 16, 2009:

OMG I do remember the munchies...there were so many good kinds, and M & M's and coca cola and expresso and beef jerky and,licorice omg couldn't eat enuf of that red, black and fried chickenn yummm. let's see we drank Rum back then and Brandy on cold days and..and.. and..oh well not so now...G-ma Hugs & Peace

ParadigmShift... from San Jose, CA on January 16, 2009:

LOL! Who'd of thunk it? G-Ma as an ex-hippie from Berkeley? I can imagine her standing outside of Blondie's pizza, scarfing down a slice of the special, getting her munchies on!

I've got way too many yak stories. I started drinking when I was 14. Let's just say my very first night of drinking was half a 40oz of Old English and 1/3 a bottle of Mad Dog 20/20 strawberry banana. Exactly. After I finished doing cartwheels in the street, my stomach and my head were still spinning. But like any true future alcoholic, I did it again. And again. Ah, to be young and foolish!

Merle Ann Johnson from NW in the land of the Free on January 16, 2009:

Am here waiting...and longing for the good old guys are fun...cough cough..dry mouthed and needing waterrrr...roll another one...just like the other one...tsk tsk...G-Ma Hugs & Peace man Peace

Cris A from Manila, Philippines on January 16, 2009:

Not to sound squemish but i vomit at all the stimuli you mentioned above! Stench, sight and everything that makes me wanna throw up I avoid!

But when it comes to the granddaddy of all - I have no free will! But to prevent vomiting sensations, I do as TOF suggested - I drink lots water everytime. I'd rather heed the call to pee than be the cause of vomiting to my buds! :D

The Old Firm from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand on January 16, 2009:

Well Joe, the two basic rules of keeping control of your stomach when drinking (apart from moderation---boring!)

Don't mix grain and grape, like if it was made from grain like Scotch or beer, don't then drink wine or brandy as well.

Drink copious water after an unwise session. This dilutes the mess in your stomach (and if you still need to chunder usually allows you to clear the trouble without the dry retching problem.)

Before reading further fetch a bucket! My nearest recent vomit inducing moment was a few days ago when I had to remove a several days dead hedge-hog from my shared drive. It was making itself known around four households.(It's mid summer here) I managed to contain myself thanks to a long handled shovel, but was definitely white and pasty, and swallowing hard for a few minutes.

Isn't hub-bonding fun?



Joseph Addams (author) from Standing right behind you! on January 16, 2009:

Yup, G-Ma's holding:)

Cindy Lawson from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on January 16, 2009:

It certainly drove me a fair few times Joe LOL :)

Off to G-Ma's now!!!

Joseph Addams (author) from Standing right behind you! on January 16, 2009:

Thanks for mentioning anisette, MightyMom. Baileys and Sambuca make me puke too. I'm jealous over your 27 year dry spell.

Thanks, Cindy. When my mom was very ill, I researched heavily into it's use to calm the stomach. I'm sure drinking and then smoking (as you mentioned above) could drive a person to the toilet, though.

Hey everyone! Party at G-Ma's place. I think that comment was an invitation!

Merle Ann Johnson from NW in the land of the Free on January 16, 2009:

southern comfort OMG I had forgotten about that stuff...I have had my days too and one was in a bowling alley...I can't stand a bowling alley to this day...My ex husband has prescription for MJ...says it really helps...intersting stories here that's for sure...I am refraining from mine tho...I mean G-Ma getting sick from whatever??? NO NO No...but I sure could tell you a few good ones...I have not been the most good G-Ma you ever met. I mean I lived in Berkeley Calif, In the 60-70's...hee hee LOL G-Ma :o) Hugs & Peace

Cindy Lawson from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on January 16, 2009:

Really interesting article Joe, and I am still surprised to hear it can settle your stomach, but you learn something new every day. Thanks for the info. :)

Susan Reid from Where Left is Right, CA on January 16, 2009:

I think we're all on the same side of the weed as anti-emetic argument. It's only when smoked after imbibing alcohol (and I think it's fair to assume we're talking fairly large quantities) that it has the opposite effect. I can vouch for this, too. Although my experimentation was during my 27-year dry period. So I hovered over the bowl but didn't actually yak.

Two boxes of Good & Fruity? Guess it seemed like a good idea at the time. Bleh. Not that I'd imagine Good & Plenty puke would taste too good, either. Probably a lot like ouzo or anisette:-)

Cindy Lawson from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on January 16, 2009:

Sorry CW, didn't mean for you to feel left out. I guess I am just a product of my own life experiences, as you will be one day, and really are already, but like all of us this evolves as you experience more things in your life!

LOL GT, well I do sing, but am no rock star although in tune. The smokes didn't come from that though. Actually a friend who was a Company Accountant introduced me to it for the first time when I was in my twenties. It was great fun trying to drive home following the white lines in the middle of the road :)

Joseph Addams (author) from Standing right behind you! on January 16, 2009:

I love that, goldentoad. You wait to feel better so you can out and puke. You're a rockstar too!

Joseph Addams (author) from Standing right behind you! on January 16, 2009:

You're right goldentoad,Cindy is a rockstar and we're just her pathetic groupies. She ROCKS!

countrywomen, I feel bad that we're all corupting you.

goldentoad from Free and running.... on January 16, 2009:

On a sad note, not that I need a hug, but I've been with this damn cough and lung infection for like a month now, and I can't wait to smoke some weed and drink some beer and puke.

Joseph Addams (author) from Standing right behind you! on January 16, 2009:

Cindy, I thought it was pretty well known that marijuana settles the stomach and calms nausea. Chemo patients have used it with great success.

Thanks for your Puke tales, MightyMom. I have a pretty strong stomach for such things, so puke videos (or even seeing it in person) doesn't bother me a bit. My goodness, who out of us has NOT had a horrible experience with Southern Comfort? It's all us kids drank back in the day. I don't know anyone who hasn't thrown up from it. Wow. Green Kool-Aid. I haven't had that since I was a little kid. I hated it. I bet if I had it today, I would puke. Hey, guess what I just remembered? Everyone ate Good & Plenty candies, didn't they? Remember it's sugary cousin, Good and Fruity? I threw up after eating two boxes in one sitting.

You went 27 years without so much as a retch? That's GOT to be a record. Call the people at Guinness Book of Records.

countrywomen from Washington, USA on January 16, 2009:

I wasn't talking about that. I was just feeling so ignorant and left out when all of you are discussing about all this stuff.

goldentoad from Free and running.... on January 16, 2009:

Cindy, You're a Rock Star!

Cindy Lawson from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on January 16, 2009:

LOL CW, I never have minded talking about smoking weed, as it is a plant at the end of the day, and I have never done any other illegal drugs in spite of being offered them.

Cindy Lawson from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on January 16, 2009:

GT, I made the mistake on my Hen Night of letting one of the girls smoke some who hadn't had any for many years, (this was my first marriage to my late Husband, so some years back now). She was so so ill that everyone apart from me ended up hiding in my kitchen and watching from the doorway as she chucked up into my kitchen bin repeatedly. It was my hen night, and I ended up spending a good chunk of the night looking after her and opening all the windows etc so she didn't pass out.

Afterthought, I could still happily down a bottle of wine and smoke about 5 -7 joints a night in the days I smoked the stuff. I just made sure I smoked a bit before I started drinking. After that I could do both at once no problem.

countrywomen from Washington, USA on January 16, 2009:

WOW!! Cindy you can talk about everything with everybody. I feel like some sort of a stranger who isn't aware of any of these things.

Susan Reid from Where Left is Right, CA on January 16, 2009:

My, my. This is definitely the night to learn personal info about some of my favorite male hubbers (did you read Constant Walker's hub about his house?) Migraines suck. I'm really sorry to hear you suffer from them. Also, your wife sounds like a nurse in angel's clothing!

Let's see what I can add to the vomitorium here:

1. Memorable food puke. I was maybe 8. We had a babysitter named Kitty. She served us spaghetti, Jiffypop and green koolaid. She never babysat for us again.

2. Memorable non-puke stat. I had such a major phobia of throwing up I once went 27 years without puking. That includes no morning sickness during my pregnancy.

3. Most memorable alcohol-induced puke -- Freshman year in college. Southern Comfort. Never, ever could smell SC again, let alone drink it. Nasty!

4. Most memorable public near-puke experience -- My uncle had just died. Tried to drown my sorrows in peppermint schnapps. Vaguely remember hanging over a barrel in a bar where my then boyfriend Ted's band was playing. Puking would have been a relief.

I will wait till others share there stories to add any more. P.S. I found this a very comprehensive site. I'm sorry I could not bring myself to watch the videos, for the reason GT cited above. And don't forget George Bush spewing in front of the Japanese Prime Minister!

Cindy Lawson from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on January 16, 2009:

Who told you weed settles the stomach?? Weird. Good for getting you eating, (hence the "Munchies") after you have smoked it, (beware the desire for copious amounts of cheese, chocolate and crisps etc.)

Also good for pain relief, be it from MS, Cancer, Period Pains etc etc etc.

It won't unsettle your stomach if you eat first and don't drink, but because it leaves you very pleasantly lightheaded and relaxed, combined with too much alcohol in advance it can make you feel really sick. Strangely it doesn't seem to be a problem if you smoke it before drinking alcohol.

Joseph Addams (author) from Standing right behind you! on January 16, 2009:

Ahhh, I see, countrywomen. Thanks for clearing that up! I'm glad she was pregnant, instead of just ill.

There's your next hub topic, goldentoad:)

goldentoad from Free and running.... on January 16, 2009:

A follow up tip, if you smoke before you drink, it will limit the alcohol intake and then maybe preventing the "puking" of the alcohol as you give up drinking and start tearing up the frig for food. But also note, if you got some strong stuff, never give it to someone who hasn't been "experienced" in the ways of the MJ, or they might puke.

countrywomen from Washington, USA on January 16, 2009:

Well sometimes pregnant woman know about their pregnancy when they vomit..LOL

Joseph Addams (author) from Standing right behind you! on January 16, 2009:

Thanks for the comment, countrywomen. But, why would your grandmother congratulate your cousin for vomiting? I just have to know.

Hi Cindy, I love Baileys, but I always drink it alone. I don't mix anything anymore. I've never heard the smoking weed after drinking thing. (Not that I've ever partaken of that activity) I had always heard that weed settled your stomach, which is the reason so many cancer patients use it. Strange.

Goldentoad, I suppose I should have just asked the expert:)

Cindy Lawson from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on January 16, 2009:

Thanks GT, glad I am not the only one who has been there. Very unpleasant (although it has been a few years now since I last experienced this).

goldentoad from Free and running.... on January 16, 2009:

I can verify that last point Cindy.

Cindy Lawson from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on January 16, 2009:

Hysterical, my tips, never drink red wine after a cream liquer such as Baileys, (it seems to curdle it in your stomach, and after that it doesn't stay in your stomach for much longer).

Secondly, never get drunk before smoking weed or pot, always smoke it first unless you want to spend the evening in a "white out", cold sweating and throwing up over the toilet, (if you make it that far).

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