350 coins found in man's stomach

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  1. iGav macrumors G3

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  2. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Ouch!!! That's a pretty serious mental problem for it to manifest itself so strongly and to go unchecked for 10 years....I can't imagine that he's been all that healthy with all that coinage....

    D :eek:
     
  3. wdlove macrumors P6

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  4. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    at least he was getting his copper and zinc!

    ba-dump-ching!

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  5. x86isslow macrumors 6502a

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    will they let him convert that to euros?

    edit: oh.. I didnt realize that..no mention of it in the BBC article.
     
  6. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    He wont be converting anything, he died afterwards from complications.
     
  7. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I didn't realize that he had died. A very sad result. May he rest in peace and his family be comforted.
     
  8. ratspg macrumors regular

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    That is realllly sad, dont swallow coins :(... r.i.p. coin man
     
  9. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    Wow, coin man's got an unusual mental habit.

    ... "He couldn't eat or go to the toilet."

    So then I guess he won't be making any change for a while.

    Damn, that was cruel. :p
     
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    good one King Cobra.....kinda mean though....which leads to my question..what happens to that gum people sometimes swallow?
     
  11. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    One ring leads to another...

    Well, I'm not sure who's going to eat 5.5Kg of gum. But, also, unlike hard coins, gum can be shaped. Anyone ever try getting the mint out of a coin by chewing it around? No, because the coin doesn't get chewed that easily.

    My point is: If gum goes down into the hallmark of uncharttered territory, it is more likely to complete the trip, unlike coins, which don't always. So there would be less of a danger to swallowing gum than coins.

    And, yes, that was kinda mean. Appreciations for the complement. :p :p
     
  12. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    pica is an odd disease. there was something a little while ago about a girl that ate her own hair ("my hair tastes like food"), it solidified in her stomach over years and had to be removed. Mostly pica is a disorder that goes unnoticed throughout a person's life, but check the guiness book for extreme cases... i remember a man grinding up objects in his food, he ate bizarre stuff like bicycles and a chandalier (to prove that ground-glass really won't kill you to eat), and was beginning a schoolbus or something like that.

    paul
     
  13. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Damn...

    Coins don't pass through the body?

    :confused:


    I always thought even unprocesses waste goes out... :eek:

    So gum...and anything else that doen't get broken down is stuck at the bottom of my stomach?


    :confused:

    ahhh
     
  14. virividox macrumors 601

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    i wonder why it never got sent out of his system oh well
     

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