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Puke Parade

Puke Parade - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
( Rating: 1 Star Rating)

Tossing your cookies is also known as hurling, puking, vomitting, ralphing and barfing. Weve all puked at some time but have you ever wondered why it smells so nasty? Or why its that puke-green color?

Your parents might call it "tossing your cookies" but it's also known as hurling, puking, upchucking and barfing. Of course, these are only some of the names for vomiting. Medically speaking, when you vomit, it's also called emesis. The word is Greek for "to vomit." So why do we barf and why is it sometimes that puke-green color? Check it out...

What is Puke?

Vomit is half-digested, soggy food from your stomach, slimy stomach mucus, saliva, stomach acids and other chemicals that help you digest food.

Why We Puke

There are several things that can cause you to puke. Food poisoning, illness, nervousness and eating too much are some reasons you may throw up. Your stomach holds less than two ounces when it's empty but it will expand to hold a quart (about four juice boxes) or more. If you try and fill it more than that, your stomach will send it back up. Drinking too much fluid or the opposite, known as dehydration, can also cause vomiting.

How We Puke

When we overeat or there's something upsetting our stomach (like funky food), our body knows we have to get rid of it right away. A button is pushed in our brain called the emetic center, which reverses the way our food goes down. The food from our stomach shoots to our mouth and we vomit.

What About the Color of Puke?

That puke green color comes from a chemical called bile. It's not in your stomach - it comes from further down in your digestive system. When you puke, mashed up food in your intestines comes up, past the stomach and out again - it can bring bile along with it. That nasty smell can also be blamed on bile and stomach acids.

 

Have any horrific puke stories? We want to hear them.

 

1 When I was younger I was looking for some cute pajamas and I did not feel good. I picked out some pajamas, then I puked over the store floor. I was stared at it for a long time. At least I felt beter!


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Nickname: LetsDance
Age: 13

1 I was feeling really funky all day. My stomach was hurting sooooo badly! Well, the dance was coming up, and I needed to get a new outfit at the mall. So I was looking around and I had this feeling in my stomach like, "Ohh, I'm gonna hurl," So I ran to the bathroom. It was broken. Holding my mouth I ran to the bathroom on the other side of the mall. Once I got there, there was a HUGE line! I screamed, "I'm gonna throw up, get out of my way," but nobody took me seriously, and I puked all over the sales clerk that came in because I was causing an "uproar!"


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Nickname: irla911
Age: 14

1 When I was about five, we lived in this house that had a really light blue carpet. Well just before bed I snuck like three pieces of licorice. So I came out of my room with a stomachache. I was also wearing my favorite PJs in the world, so my mom asked me what was wrong, and I puked all down the front of myself, on her and the ice-blue carpet.


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Nickname: Cutechick89
Age: 14

1 When I was younger whenever I got nervous I would throw up. I remember one time I was feeling really bad and then I went in the bathroom because I was about to puke and then as soon as I went over the toilet I doo-dooed in my faovrite PJs. It was funny but I threw up, in the toilet, afterward.


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Nickname: BwoyLova
Age: 12

1 A couple months ago our family went to San Diego. When we were coming home I hurled sooooo badly it came out my nose.

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Nickname: geeper44
Age: 16

1 Ok, I was in school and I ate the school lunch, which I never do. We had a school dance that night and I was going. I didn't feel too well when I got there but I thought I was just nervous. About after an hour of dancing I said I really don't feel good. So I went to the bathroom and my friend followed. She said 'What's wrong?' and I said I'm gonna puke! So I ran into the stall and puked my brains out! Then I went back to dancing cuz I felt better. I was wrong - I went out and danced for about 5 minutes and puked all over my boyfriend! I ended up having food poisoning and puking all over the gym floor trying to go to the bathroom!


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Nickname: iluvu12
Age: 15

1 When I was little I sucked on my thunb. I scratched at somthing and before I washed my hands I sucked on my thunb and we went to the store with my brother for back-to-school and before I could do anything I felt bad and like that I upchucked all over the floor!

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Nickname: Tommygirl520
Age: 16

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Worst Food to Vomit?

  • Anything dairy.
  • Spaghetti.
  • Citrus fruit.
  • Food? Dry heaving's the worst!

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Autonomy
Autonomy posted in Family Issues:
"StarrChild" wrote: Two years ago my parents broke up. I was never really the same after that point. My mother she began to just not care about anything. She would go out clubbing every Friday and would yell at me for my attitude towards it. Why would I be okay with her doing that??? I didn't really realise it but I began feeling kind of depressed. Of course we didn't fight all the time but when we did I would always end up crying alone in my room. And it would be really painful. One time I cried every night for a week because of her. A week ago, I felt really sick at school so I went to the sick bay but my Mum refused to believe I was sick. She thought I was lying and being over dramatic as usual. I felt really horrible after that, that the teacher sent me to the guidance councellor and almost immediately I burst into tears. I didn't even know why I did but the councellor did a little test on me and came to the conclusion I was slightly depressed and had anxiety. It wasn't really surprising but hearing it out loud just felt really weird. Even after knowing that fact my mother doesn't really act any different. She's not a bad person I swear but she can just be really horrible at times. Anyways, that's technically whats been happening in my life lol. Nothing really interesting Oh dear, that sounds like a dreadful situation. I've lived through similar difficulties in my own life, and my heart goes out to you, truly. May I offer you some advice? I don't have the cure to your problems or a magic wand that can make them disappear, but I do believe that some good can come out of your living situation. The first thing I'd like to make note of, is that everyone makes mistakes. As human beings, we have to make mistakes. There's no way around it; it's how we learn and grow. And as we get older, we don't stop making mistakes. Your parents are no exception. Although we look to our parents for guidance, and direction, and support, we have to understand that they aren't perfect people, and they make mistakes. They may not always lead us in the right direction. They may not always set a good example. They may not always be there for us, to encourage us and support us when we need them most. And that's okay. Everyone makes mistakes, and we have to accept that. But we can't let allow other people's mistakes to hurt us, my dear. And I know it hurts. Your mum might not understand how her actions make you feel. You said you haven't been the same since your parents divorced, and I know how challenging that can be to go through. But you know, some of the brightest, wisest, and happiest people I've met, are people who have dealt with difficult problems in their lives, and used them to grow as people. You can let your parents' mistakes get to you, and make you upset and depressed; or, you can accept that they aren't perfect people, accept that they make mistakes, and accept that their mistakes don't have anything to do with you. So here's what you do, friend: you can't stop your mum from going clubbing, and that's okay. Don't try to. Don't fight with her about it. You can let her know how it makes you feel, but don't get into an argument. Accept the situation for what it is. Your mother is her own person, and she is accountable for what she does; you aren't. Next time you start to get in a fight or an argument with her, just step back, and withdraw yourself. Try it, see what happens. Once you decide not to let other peoples' failings affect you--and you do have the power to do this--then you'll find a sense of peace you probably haven't felt before. And you'll learn from your mistakes, and the mistakes of your parents, and everyone around you, and you'll be a better person. Press on.
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Dounuts
Dounuts posted in Family Issues:
Go to your neighbor's house and ask him/her to call to police.Everything will be just fine.
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RavenClawRaina
my ex is going through the same thing. Call the police now. Things will get out of hand. My brothers friend has been living with us for about 2 weeks becuz his dad punched him in the face. Call 911 now. They will help you. Just say you have been abused by your family member and they will take it from there. If you want, add me and we can talk
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XxRuby_PhoenixxX
If you are getting abused to the point where you bleed, call the police immediately. This isn't acceptable behavior.
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MRAP
MRAP posted in Family Issues:
Hey, Just wanted some advice to help me on what to do on this. Ever since I was 3 I've been both Verbally, Mentally, And Physically abused. To me, this is normal since it's been happening for so long. But I just can't take this thing anymore. When I get home I always get yelled at for no reason. I have been on Anti-Depressants for the past 1-2 years. Been going to counseling for 6-7 years for family. Nothing has changed yet. I just need help on how to handle this. Thanks.
reply about 11 hours