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Is it possible to "swallow" your tongue?

According to this site and some others: Qusai Emad al-Khawalda died from lack of oxygen after swallowing his tongue during the first half of the match with Al-Jazeera in Amman, Faisaly official ...
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Do children accidentally suffocate themselves with plastic bags?

My one year old daughter picked up a typical plastic supermarket grocery bag and I watched her with it briefly before taking it away, as it's common knowledge that kids aren't supposed to have plastic ...
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Can you be suffocated from being smothered by a pillow?

We've all seen it in movies. A villian suffocates one of his/her victims with a pillow while they sleep, killing them in a matter if a minute or so. Whenever I've pushed my head into a pillow as far ...
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Is it possible to suffocate if you get trapped in an elevator for a long period of time?

I live on the 21st floor of a building and I ride an elevator everyday. I was wondering if I got stuck in the elevator for an extended length of time, could I use up all of the air in the elevator ...
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