Oh my goodness. Pen caps cause 100 deaths a year. How could this be? One of the simplest and most inconspicuous items that can be found on the most common of office stationary, a pen cap, is incredibly dangerous, and even deadly. Well, it’s not really all that surprising at all, and given the number of people who court death on a daily basis, it’s surprising that pen caps only cause 100 deaths a year, and not many more. So why such a high number of tragedies?
Pen caps can hardly be describes as the best thing to place into your mouth. Yet it is something that many of us do. Quite often you will see people chewing on the ends of their pens while working or thinking. If there is a cap present, this is the item that most people chew. Now chewing and swallowing are two completely different things. But sometimes in the act of chewing the cap, it becomes an accidental meal. Or in the case of those who choke on it, an intended meal. But is it really possible to choke on such a simple and common item?