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