Man swallows $650 in coins

Raft Boy

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Man swallows $650 in coins

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Twelve pounds worth of stuff in his belly. Yikes.

Isn't there a mental illness out there where people swallow small (and not-so-small) objects so that they have to have medical attention? Or is this the same thing?

-Rafty
 

Killfrenzy

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i think its called munchausens(sp) syndrone or something. the thing where ya constantly want to have medical treatments.

anyway i gotta find me that corpse...EASY MONEY!
 

Chief JB

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That money could have been spent more wisely. Next time anyone decides to eat 650 dollars I suggest that you don't. Send the money to me instead.
 

dorcusmalorcus

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It's guys like this that I always get stuck behind at the airport.

Airport Guard: Sir, please step through the metal detector.
BEEEEEEEEP!!
Airport Guard: Sir, is everything out of your pocket?
Man with belly full of coins: Uh, um, yes. Hehehehe.
Airport Guard: Sir, please step through again?
BEEEEEEEEP!!
[Repeat 5 times].
Airport Guard: Sir, do you have anything metal on you?
Man with belly full of coins: Uh, um, oh, yes, I have $650 dollars in my gut. Is this a problem?

Last time I was at the airport, I got behind a guy that set the thing off 3 times. They pulled him over to the side and start with the wand. Every time they passed over his hip and knee, the wand would go off. After the third time it went off, the guy goes "Oh, yeah. I've had my knee and hip replaced. They're titanium." Moron.....thanks for holding up the line for the rest of us while you got frisked.
 

giantpinkbunnyhead

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Raft Boy said:
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Isn't there a mental illness out there where people swallow small (and not-so-small) objects so that they have to have medical attention? Or is this the same thing?

-Rafty
Yeah, I think there is such an illness. The article I read on it mentioned a psychiatric disorder called "pica" which is derived from the latin word for magpie... a bird thought to eat anything. Apparently people with this affliction desire to eat things not normally considered food items, such as forks, burnt matches, coins, etc...
 

1SG Bowie

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Yes and, there is also another mental condition called pica that causes someone to swallow items but, they don’t do it for the attention.

Most people with an advanced version of the second type of condition need close observation or they end up killing themselves.


Edit: Looks like I type far to slow.
 

giantpinkbunnyhead

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Know what's disgusting? Those coins, all 350 of them, are probably going to go back into circulation. You could, down the road, have a coin in your pocket that spent 12 years in some guy's bowels, sitting amidst food and juices being digested and passed along. I think I like carrying checks and credit cards a whole lot better now...
 
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