A Virginia fifth grader is asking the school board to let her use Chapstick at recess to prevent chapped lips, reports the News Virginian. School policy has defined Chapstick as an over-the-counter medication which must be requested by a physician and administered by a school nurse.
Katherine Mangu-Ward wonders if the trend is for real.
News accounts can’t decide whether the tingle of menthol on delicate tissues is a pleasant complement to being buzzed—”Some who do ‘beezin’ said it adds to the experience of being drunk or high”—or a standalone activity—”others said it helps to keep them alert.”
“The peppermint oil in the lip balm is a very strong irritant and can cause inflammation in the eye redness of the eye swelling,” Dr. Brett Cauthen told . . . KOKH in Oklahoma City.
. . . Temporarily puffy eyes? Nooooooooo!
News outlets are linking to a beezin’ video “with sincere alarm,” reports Mangu-Ward. It’s not just an obvious parody. It says it’s a parody at the end.