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If you feed an Alka Seltzer tablet to a seagull will the seagull explode?

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asked Sep 30, 2012 in Eating Disorder by anonymous
   

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It wont make them explode but they will die from the increase of gas which will cause a rupture in the stomach. No, they do not. It is an urban legend based on the fact that seagulls cannot release gases,  A Seagull cannot explode if fed on Alka Seltzer. This is just a Native American myth that is scientifically unfounded. It is mostly used in casual talk and should not be taken too serious.
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answered Jul 26, 2013 by lkelly Inquisitive Expert (34,540 points)

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