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Helevitia
18th February 2004, 22:54
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/coin_eater

DukeP
18th February 2004, 23:03
Far out.

~~DukeP~~

Technoid
18th February 2004, 23:29
Talk about dangerous habits...
And if he had those compulsions he should have had regular apointments with a X-ray machine ;)

Ajax
19th February 2004, 06:14
http://i.cnn.net/cnn/2004/HEALTH/02/18/coin.eater.ap/story.vert.xray.jpg


BOSTON, Massachusetts (AP) -- French doctors were taken aback when they discovered the reason for a patient's sore, swollen belly: He had swallowed around 350 coins -- $650 worth -- along with assorted necklaces and needles.

:eek:

GT98
19th February 2004, 07:24
I guess he could pay is dr bill after all that crap in his stomach was removed :)

Jon P. Inghram
19th February 2004, 09:31
I guess he could pay is dr bill after all that crap in his stomach was removed :)

No need for him to pay, he died from complications 12 days after they took his stomach out. :eek:

Helevitia
19th February 2004, 09:43
Also, he had been putting the coins in his stomach for 10 years!

lAmerZ
19th February 2004, 10:12
He never travelled by Air, does he? :D

Jon P. Inghram
19th February 2004, 10:47
The ickiest thing is where his stomach was... the article mentioned it and the x-ray image makes it rather clear.

Podfrog
19th February 2004, 12:09
10 years? i cannot imagine how a person could live like that. just think of the strain placed on the esophagus when it is stretched to your hips. ick indeed.

K6-III
19th February 2004, 15:24
Originally posted by GT98
I guess he could pay is dr bill after all that crap in his stomach was removed :)

Medical care is provided for by the government in France, for the most part, with fees thrown in here and there...