YouTube has brought the world many gems, but none greater than the trend of filming people at their most vulnerable - under the influence of laughing gas - and sharing all the funny stories with the rest of the internet.

Nitrous oxide or "laughing gas" is a sedative that calms the nerves, used commonly during dental procedures, like pulling teeth, and while the name suggests the patient will break out into fits of laughter, a lot of times the side-effects makes those around them laugh even harder. Someone on Reddit asked, "Anesthesiologists, what are the best things people have said under the gas?" and the answers may send you into fits of giggles without any local anesthesia. Scroll down below, and don't forget to upvote your favorite funny anesthesia stories!

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Vicky Zar
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1 year ago

OMG! This is my favorite!

Vicky Zar
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1 year ago

It was not the first

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Wanda Queen
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1 year ago

Ah yes, the old "possessed by a chinese demon the second I get put under" trick. ;)

Pseudo Puppy
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1 year ago

ah the brilliance of being multilingual, breaking expectations, and blowing peoples' minds. :D

glowworm2
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1 year ago

This one is really funny, especially because the poor doctor thought it was a new bizarre side effect that his patient was now speaking a completely different language perfectly.

thespacebunny
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1 year ago

honestly if I was the doctor I would have thought a chinese demon had possesed him lol

queen...<3
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1 year ago

oh my goodness! That's hilarious!!!:)

Sanjeev Sharma
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1 year ago

This is funny. The anesthesiologist must have have thought his patient is possessed. Lol.

Aroha
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1 year ago

Is it common (in North America?) to have full anesthesia for wisdom teeth surgery? In my country we only get local!

trix
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1 year ago

We get local in mine, too. I wish they knocked me out for it, I got 4 of them removed at the same day, it took 7 hours and I was dripping in sweat. Didn't hurt but would love to wake up to see everything was over, instead of feeling everything but the pain.

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

This is so good. Priceless.

HelloGoodbye
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1 year ago

Imagine just putting someone under anaesthesia and then they start talking to you fluently in your language.

mlarocque87
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1 year ago

Best anecdote ever!

An Honest Merchant
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1 year ago

Don't judge a book by its cover?

marnidarr
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11 months ago

I can't stop laughing either! Oh, that's too funny!

Norman van Druten
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1 year ago

Love it!

Slune
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1 year ago

Bevor my surgery I read a book a college gave me. A stupid book: "Is there beer in hell" by Tucker Max, but to kill time I red it. In English. My language is German. Out of intensive care the nurse eyed me and in unreadable manner asked me if I'm usually speaking English. I denied and questioned why she's asking.i got red as a beet when I was told what I answered when she had been asking about I'm feeling

Slune
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1 year ago

Don't read this trash!!!;)

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Mavis Garland
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1 year ago

That was the funniest one I read of these....still laughing...

Diana Brunetti
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1 year ago

I couldn't even tell if someone is speaking fluent Mandarin.

Sadie Jayne
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1 year ago

Would love to have been there!

Lola
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1 year ago

This one made my day.

Asia
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1 year ago

Wow. I totally will start learning mandarin. Had no idea you could learn it in one year to speak fluently....

Monika Soffronow
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1 year ago

That was my first thought too, but then I realized that he/she must have been studying Chinese before going to Taiwan.

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m. b
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1 year ago

Actually, this is just sad.

Lily Grace
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1 year ago

Omg LMFAO

Lara
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1 year ago

That is awesome!

Lynn Jaxon
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1 year ago

This is the funniest one ever

Vic
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1 year ago

If I was the dad this would have been a lot more scarier for the doc. 😁😁

Christina Sersif
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1 year ago

OMG DYING

Anita Holleufer
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1 year ago

I spoke in German under anesthesia before, and I don’t know German.

Jace
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1 year ago

Bullshit

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Johnny
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1 year ago

How did the anesthesiologist in this remote, white Canandian town know he was speaking fluent Mandarin and wasn't just speaking gibberish in a fake Chinese accent?

Layla
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1 year ago

Says in the first paragraph "The new anesthesiologist there was a very nice Chinese doctor." Probaby why hazy!OP thought they were back in Taiwan and started speaking Mandarin :)

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Lori Beauchamp
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1 year ago

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Hope the kid's Mandarin is better than their English. This was painful to read.

debrina blackmoon
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1 year ago (edited)

his English is fine-you're just a moronic asshat, and it's painful to have you/your kind here

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The laughing gas (nitrous oxide) we use today was developed through experimentation by British chemist and inventor Humphrey Davy in 1799. He was curious to see the effect the gas would have on people and what they might do, so he began with experiments on himself.

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KatJ
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1 year ago

This is hilarious

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Lotte
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1 year ago

I spit out my water reading this hahahahaha

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Humphrey and his assistant Dr. Kinglake, began by heating up crystals of ammonium nitrate, collect the released gas in a green oiled-silk bag, pass this through water vapor in order to remove any impurities, and inhale it through a mouthpiece. According to records the Public Domain Review, anesthesia side-effects recorded involved giddiness, flushed cheeks, intense pleasure and the “sublime emotion connected with highly vivid ideas.” 

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Lotte
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1 year ago

imagine the face of the nurse hahaha

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UniversalMel
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1 year ago

That would be a nice way to wake up everyday

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Eventually, the experiment conditions evolved in setting and frequency. Humphry would inhale larger amounts of the gas outside of his lab, “occupied only by an ideal existence”, and even consume it after drinking. The researcher continued to record the effects in detailed accounts but his addiction grew as well. He constructed an "air-tight breathing box" and would sit for hours at a time inhaling large amounts and almost died on several occasions. 

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Hans
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1 year ago

Scary!

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Kangaruby
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1 year ago

That's amazing1

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Early in the summer of 1799 the nitrous oxide trials began on other people. The two researchers began to give the gas to their circle of friends and had them report their experiences after. Future Poet Laureate, Robert Southey said of the experience: "O, Tom! Such a gas has Davy discovered, the gasoeus oxyd! O, Tom! I have had some; it made me laugh and tingle in every toe and finger-tip. Davy has actually invented a new pleasure for which language has no name. O, Tom! I am going for more this evening; it makes one strong and so happy, so gloriously happy! O, excellent air-bag!"

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Hans
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1 year ago

I would like to have that dream!

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devi L.
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1 year ago

"Staring out the window collecting blood in my mouth" lol

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While nitrous oxcide is safe when administered by health professionals some young people have begun a trend of inhaling it for festivals, nightclubs and concerts. Ian Hamilton, a drug researcher at York University, told MailOnline: "This significant rise in deaths due to nitrous oxide use needs urgent action, we need to educate young people about the dangers of using this drug. While the drug is relatively safe, the way it is used means people are at risk of asphyxiation. These reported deaths are most likely to have been accidental rather than deliberate, that gives us an opportunity to reverse this appalling trend."

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Kelly Murray
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1 year ago

LOL

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1 year ago

So, for my thesis I work with human aortas that we get from the mortuary of the uni hospital, but in recent months the pathologist responsible has been very ill and unable to harvest the organs. I got the call that she was well in the tube, so I proceded to say, in a normal voice, 'well a few more days and I'd have taken an axe to the tube and get them myself, yay for dead donors.' The entire cart froze. It's why I don't go out much...

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

I hope it was worth the wait

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Muhammad Cisco Zulfikar
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1 year ago

Not the best way to start a wrestling career, but quite a hilarious one

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Kari Panda
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1 year ago

To be fair, that was an incredibly poor choice of words :(

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Kathy Baylis
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1 year ago

There are some words and phrases that should be off limits for doctors and nurses to say in front of patients. I had a biopsy done a while ago and, while extracting the tissue sample, the doctor whispered something to the nurse that included the words "I can see it". I thought he was saying he could see cancer! I was too much in shock or I would've said something right then. I was a wreck until the labs came back. Luckily, there wasn't anything wrong. Turns out he was talking about something entirely unrelated to my procedure, but I think he and the nurse forgot for a moment that I was awake and my ears work just fine.

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Hard 2 Guess
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1 year ago

Insert "Ain't nobody got time fo dat!" meme.

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Benjamin Boysley
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1 year ago

Technically they are.

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Kathy Baylis
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1 year ago

Permission to board, Captain Kirk.

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I HAD A GRAT TIM
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1 year ago

I had to go under this once too. I had a rock stuck in my upper left eye. I did the same thing. Surgery lasted 2 1/2 hrs and for me it was like ZAP. When I woke up everyone was staring at me like a lab experiment. Turns out I had a huge black eye and looked like a panda 🐼 😂

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Cristina Sacchi
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1 year ago

LMAO!!!!!

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Hard 2 Guess
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1 year ago

LOL that's just too funny.

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Shika Louis
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1 year ago

When you come in again - You:"Hi again" Surgeon : "Oh God, what name am I going to be stuck with now?"

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Alex K
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1 year ago

aw poor grandma

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

Omg I lost it at the Pinocchio penis.

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Kangaruby
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1 year ago

That's funny!

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Muhammad Cisco Zulfikar
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1 year ago

Wife: Am I a joke to you?

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logical fallacy
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1 year ago

The screaming kids are common when they come out of anesthesia. I used to volunteer at my country's main childhood cancer hospital and we would even tell the parents before the treatment started (usually small kids going for multiple sessions of radiation), so they wouldn't freak out if their kid started screaming for no reason when they woke up. We called it anesthesia rage.

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Mer
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1 year ago

Awww, that was so sweet!

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Charlotte Brine
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1 year ago

I'm afraid I'm tempted to call r/thathappened on this one... Thoughts from other people?

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Foxxy
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1 year ago (edited)

I know it is extremely rare for that to happen but that was my biggest fear when I had my first surgery.

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