Seriously, science, where’s our cure for pine mouth? Priorities!
I once got “Etch-a-Sketch Mouth” when I was a kid.
I was probably around six years old. I dropped my Etch-a-Sketch on the floor and it shattered and spilled silver dust everywhere. (The screens were made of glass in those days.) In the course of cleaning it up, I got some of the silver dust on my fingers, and from there got it in my mouth (probably in the course of biting my nails or eating something later). My mouth got all tingly, and then part of my tongue went totally numb. It was a really really strange and disturbing feeling. It lasted for probably a half-hour or so, then went away. Then I was fine.
Was I the only child ever to experience Etch-a-Sketch Mouth? I don’t know. They make the screens out of shatter-proof plastic now — and before that, most kids who ever came in contact with the dust were (unlike me) probably smart enough to wash their hands right away.