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The Vox Box

“Honey, You’ve Eaten Your Engagement Ring.”

When Reed Harris decided to put a diamond ring in his girlfriend's milkshake as part of his proposal, he didn't expect her to swallow it.

Ever heard of a great proposal story? One that your fiance is bound to remember forever? A woman’s boyfriend hid it in a milkshake to propose to her, and she swallowed it. And she "felt nothing at all."

The idea was innocent enough: put the ring in a drink and let his girlfriend discover it. But a bump hit when she ate the entire shake and never found the ring.

And they got it all on camera. Including the part where the proposer leaned over to her and whispered in her ear that she swallowed her engagement.

Of course, they got an X-ray image, and with it he got down on bended knee and asked for her marriage.

Kaitlin Whipple and Reed Harris were on ABC America Sunday, showing off her ring, which she digested naturally...

When I read this, I honestly thought the woman was a 300-pound food addict who couldn't get enough. Then I realized that her friends had challenged her to a race to drink the milkshake, and she was too competitive to lose. Woops. But this isn't the only time a full-grown woman has ingested something that was not intended for nutrition purposes...


In 2006, then-editor Steve Smith of The Spokesman-Review had the idea of starting a publication for an often forgotten audience: teenagers. The Vox Box was a continuation of the Vox, an all-student staffed newspaper published by The Spokesman-Review. High school student journalists who staffed the Vox made all content decisions as they learn about the trade of journalism. This blog's mission was to give students an opportunity to publish their voices. The Vox Box and the Vox wrapped up in June 2009, but you can follow former staffers' new blog at