Monday, February 23, 2004

Bizarre Eating Habits

1. "Doctors find coins in patient's belly"
"He had swallowed around 350 coins - worth about $860 Cdn - along with
 assorted necklaces and needles" [with x-ray]

2. "Israeli woman swallows cockroach, fork"
"An Israeli woman swallowed a cockroach and right after it, down went a
 fork she used to try to fish the critter out of her throat" [with x-ray]

3. "Doctors brush up on surgery skills"
"Doctors in the northern Tanzanian town of Arusha have performed an
 operation on a 54-year-old man who accidentally swallowed a toothbrush"

4. Human Hairballs
   * "Woman eats mother's hair"  [India]
"An Indian woman who likes eating her mother's hair is recovering in
 hospital after doctors removed a half kilogram bundle of it from her
 digestive system"

   * "Giant hairball removed from girl's stomach"  [Turkey]
"Surgeons in eastern Turkey have removed a two-kilogram hairball from
 the stomach of a 17-year-old girl"

   * "Giant hairball removed from girl's stomach"  [Costa Rica]
"A 12-year-old Costa Rican girl who complained of a tummy ache has had
 a 17 inch hairball removed from her stomach"

   * "Surgeons remove giant hairball"  [Canada]
"Surgeons removed a grapefruit-sized hairball from the stomach of a
 three-year-old Canadian girl"

5. "Thai man says eating worms keeps him healthy"
[warning - has photos]

6. "Cockroach eater, world record attempt"