• In 2001, Doctors performed surgery on a 40-year-old Ethiopian man and removed 750 grams (26.344 ounces) of nails, door keys, hair pins and watch batteries. The man had 222 metal objects in his stomach and one of the nails was 15 cm (5.9 inches) long. Dr. Samuel said, " He must have been eating these objects for at least two years, as the wall of his stomach had thickened to accommodate all the inedible objects." - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/1402616.stm

  • Monsieur Mangetout has made a career out of eating metal objects and has no side-effects. For his performances, he drinks mineral water and then chows down 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) of metal with periodic glasses of water. Perhaps he is best known for eating an entire airplane (Cessna 150-see picture above) which took him about 2 years to eat.


Azzitizz said...

Hello again,
What, no ketchup?
Wonder how many calories are in a Cessna?
Nice blog, interesting and funny.

odd facts said...

Ketchup? Hmmm. I don't know what condiment would go good with metal. Maybe mustard.

Anonymous said...

Is metal calorie free if not taken with ketchap

odd facts said...

I'd never thought of that. We've had the cabbage diet, we've had the Atkins diet, we could have the metal diet. And the best part is that your friends will loose weight too when your ruin their appetites! I'll be rich!