Magnet Eating Toddler Nearly Eats More Magnets During Live TV Interview

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By Alex Weprin Comment

Live television is rife with risk. On Friday’s “Today” on NBC, viewers saw why.

The program ran a story about a toddler who swallowed a string of “Buckyballs,” which are little marbles with rare earth magnets inside. The toddler and her parents appeared on the program for an interview, with the balls inside of a plastic cup with a lid on it.

The toddler opened up the lid, pulled out the magnets, opened her mouth and…

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“Do you want me to take them?” anchor Carl Quintanilla asked.