12/05/2013 01:24 pm ET Updated Dec 09, 2013

Licking A Frozen Pole Is Still The Worst Idea

Ever since the classic “A Christmas Story” scene, people have wondered if it is really possible to freeze your tongue to a pole by licking it.

Well, based on the footage from a few YouTubers' attempts (compiled in the above video as evidence), the short answer is “Yes”.

The long answer? “Yes, but it’s a really awful idea and you could easily end up with no taste buds and a mouth full of blood, so don’t do it. Unless of course you’re ‘triple-dog dared,' in which case you really have no choice.”