Found this post from an old blog I kept in 2007. I had to repost for your reading enjoyment:
The age old problem of gold snippets in the keyboard.
I try to dump them out, but the keyboard wont let them go. Maybe my keyboard likes them. Maybe they are like the little sprinkles that you sneak from the spice cupboard and the keyboard is gobbling them up!”
The answer isn’t that hard. Don’t cut rings while reading email. Duh.