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Mon., April 1, 2013, 10 a.m.

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Here's a Slice item from this date in 1995. As I recall, some readers found these stories to be less than delightful.

More adventures in vomiting: Mary Ryerse was on her back and holding her little niece up in the air with her feet when the child suddenly threw up on Ryerse's face.

Bob Harvego recalled a time someone regurgitated into the bell of his tuba. And another reader called to report her daughter getting sick into her flute case before school.

James Dodds was in the tub with his son, who was celebrating his first birthday, when the boy deposited an alarming load of cake and ice cream into the bath water. And Virginia Terpening told about an outing, at a fancy restaurant, when her 6-year-old spat up on her 3-year-old and it was so startlingly unappetizing that her husband proceeded to throw up.

Coeur d'Alene's Mary Lou Wilson recalls being beneath someone who got violently ill while riding a Ferris wheel in Missoula. "I was in the direct line of fire," she said.

Teacher Mary Anne Sullivan described a time when one little boy's power-heaving started a chain reaction in a classroom of first-graders. "It was a puke-a-rama," she said.

Moses Lake's Phyllis Franz shared several airsickness anecdotes involving her family's plane. Dave Craig described a memorable spewing after his senior prom. Vickie Pratt recalled a time in fifth grade when a lad who had eaten hot dogs erupted on a demure little girl.

And young Emilio Sulpizio had just sat down to dinner at another family's house when he expelled a fair amount of Halloween candy, which the quick-acting host caught with a bowl of scalloped potatoes.   

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