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    heard the stories about people getting fillings and hearing radio signals right?!

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    by LieparDestin on Wed Jan 15, 2014 at 03:18:21 AM PST

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    •  I swear that happens to me (6+ / 0-)

      or else, I am hearing voices and music in my head. Occasionally, I get call letters. I am due for two crowns (old fillings) so maybe this superpower will go away. Sigh.

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      by riverlover on Wed Jan 15, 2014 at 04:13:45 AM PST

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    •  Kids used to learn how to make a radio receiver (3+ / 0-)
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      … with a bent safety pin and an old "blued" double-edge razor blade as detector.

      Junction of dissimilar materials in a filling could conceivably act as a detector. The other important component in a foxhole radio was a coil, though. Not sure how anatomy of the skull / jaw / mouth cavity would provide an inductance in just the right place and manner.

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      by lotlizard on Wed Jan 15, 2014 at 06:51:47 AM PST

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    •  I don't know about radio implants but... (4+ / 0-)
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      I do remember down near La Jolla Beach, there are massive power lines overhead and when we would party up on the cliffs at night, sparks would fly out of our mouths as we talked and it was pretty damn cool.  Mind you, that was a few decades ago.

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      by Buckeye Nut Schell on Wed Jan 15, 2014 at 08:47:37 AM PST

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      but I stopped when mr. luna had to buy a new foot-pedal gizmo for one of his guitars because of "fillings picking up signals".

      To this day he wishes he could prove it--because it sounds completely insane, if I didn't love him so much I would've laughed at him (and would probably still be doing so). And I fully expect to be mocked for this, but I swear it's true--he'd play through this thing and depending on things like "volume" and "scale", would get godawful mouth pain where his fillings were.

      Hasn't happened before or since he got rid of that thing. And it was during the 90s, so some of the computerization of guitar accessories were in their infancy back then--he figures it was a combination of "frequencies" and "certain notes being played".  

      Who the hell knows for sure? I don't, but I no longer laugh at such seemingly off-the-wall concepts, either ;)


      This all started with "what the Republicans did to language".

      by lunachickie on Wed Jan 15, 2014 at 09:41:56 AM PST

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