An Indian man went to the hospital complaining of stomach pains. While that seems fairly common, the cause was anything but. An x-ray revealed the man had swallowed more than 40 iron knives.
Dr. Jatinder Malhotra says this wasn’t a “usual case” but he and a team of surgeons were able to remove all the cutlery.
The details aren’t known, but the man had developed a “taste” for metal two months prior and had started chowing down on the knives to satisfy the cravings. He could be suffering from Pica, a disorder which causes suffers to crave and eat nonfood items. Either way, he’s said to be in stable condition following his surgery.
- Presuming it’s not knives, what’s the strangest food craving you get?