In ''American Pie 2,'' paint thinner saves the day. (Good to know.)

By Adam B. Vary
Updated August 16, 2001 at 04:00 AM EDT
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In ”American Pie 2,” Jason Biggs mistakes Super Glue for lubricant and adheres his hand to himself. Would paint thinner help in such a sticky situation, as suggested in the film?
Hand it to ”AP2.” Thinner would probably work, says Douglas A. Rund, ER chief at Ohio State University Medical Center. But there’s a better way: nail-polish remover. (Near the eyes, he suggests an oil-based ointment like Neosporin.) The makers of Super Glue-like sealant Loctite say soap and water would do. Dr. Rund, who’s never treated a patient with Biggs’ condition, adds that technique is crucial: ”Go slow and be gentle.”

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American Pie 2

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  • 104 minutes
  • J. B. Rogers