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    Surgeons in Russian city of Kemerovo recently conducted an unusual surgery. A 10-year-old girl had a two foot long ball of hair inside her intestine. It turned out the girl used to bite her own hair to calm down and gobbled it down. Sputnik takes a look at the weirdest objects that have come out of people’s bodies.

    Pit of Gold

    In April 2014, a 63-year-old Indian went to a hospital complaining of abdominal pain. He told the doctors that he swallowed a bottle cap during an argument with his wife. The medical staff was shocked to find 12 gold bars weighing 400 grams in his stomach! The contraband was seized.

    A gold bar from the collection of the Russian State Precious Metals and Gemstones Collection Fund under the Finance Ministry. (File)
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    A gold bar from the collection of the Russian State Precious Metals and Gemstones Collection Fund under the Finance Ministry. (File)

    Noodles, anyone?

    In September 2015, doctors in the Chinese city of Yangzhou removed a 15-centimeter spoon from a woman’s abdomen. The woman had an explanation. She said that she swallowed the spoon together with noodles at lunch time.

    Appetite for silver

    Margaret Daalman, 52-year-old resident of the Netherlands was repeatedly seen eating cutlery. The woman herself admitted that she could not stop herself from eating silverware. In total 78 silver spoons and forks were extracted from Daalman’s stomach.

    Sharp taste

    In August 2016, a 42-year-old policeman came to a hospital in the Indian city of Gurdaspur. He honestly told the doctors that he swallowed cutlery because he liked its flavor. He said that within two months he has eaten 28 knives. However, on the operating table the doctors removed 40 knives from patient’s stomach.

    Hunting knives at the Hunting and Fishing-2015 International Exhibition in the Expoforum Center in St Petersburg. (File)
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    Hunting knives at the Hunting and Fishing-2015 International Exhibition in the Expoforum Center in St Petersburg. (File)

    Metallic Diet

    A resident of Ethiopia swallowed 222 nails, keys and coins. He managed to make quite a collection in his stomach over 20 years.

    Tools of silver chaser Dolgor Loginova. (File)
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    Tools of silver chaser Dolgor Loginova. (File)

    No passport, no deportation

    In August, an illegal immigrant from Gambia in order to avoid deportation from France ate a few pages of his passport right in front of the police. The pilot of the aircraft refused to take the aggressive passenger onboard.

    Souvenir from surgery

    In 2014 an unusual court trial began in Bosnia and Herzegovina. A 38-year-old man found out that he had scissors in his stomach for the past ten years, since his operation. He demanded financial compensation for the negligence of the surgeons. The tool was 12 cm in length.

    Хирургическая операция в больнице
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    Хирургическая операция в больнице

    Full of light

    In 2009, Iraqi surgeons removed fifty lighters from the stomach of an Iraqi veteran. According to the relatives of the former soldier, gas lighters kept disappearing in the house for ten years, but no one had any clue where they went.

    The collection of lighters belonging to Moscow resident Naum Lerman. (File)
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    The collection of lighters belonging to Moscow resident Naum Lerman. (File)

    For safe-keeping

    In 2004, Colombian police found out about a new method of money smuggling. A student who tried to smuggle 50 thousand dollars in his stomach was detained at Bogota airport.

    US dollars
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    US dollars

    Not for the faint hearted

    The champion of eating non-organic things was Frenchman Michel Lotito. The incomplete list of his diet include a pair of skis, 7 TVs, 15 trolleys from supermarket, 18 bicycles, a coffin and a Cessna-150 airplane. From 1959 to 1997, Michel Lotito ate nearly nine tons of metal. According to his doctors, the thickness of his stomach wall was about two times larger than that of an average person.

    West German pilot Mathias Rust crossed the Soviet border May 28, 1987 and landed on Moscow's Red Square in this Cessna private plane. (File)
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    West German pilot Mathias Rust crossed the Soviet border May 28, 1987 and landed on Moscow's Red Square in this Cessna private plane. (File)

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