Posted on May 16, 2008 by travelnooks
Remember when you were a kid, and you swallowed that piece of gum accidentally? These people are kind of like that, only they didn’t think it was so chewy. Or did they? Remember the superheroes that could eat anything? Well, these people aren’t exactly heroes, but they ate things that we weren’t meant to eat!
1. A plane. But how can you eat one of those? Michel Lotito did. He broke a Cessna 150 into little pieces and ate it over two years. The term iron stomach now has a whole new meaning.
2. Rocks. Wait, people eat rocks? A lady from China did. She ate 20 cobblestones, which she thought would pass through her system. The rocks eventually had to be surgically removed.
3. Frogs and rats. Not just frogs and rats. Living ones. Yes, alive. Yang Dingcai from China has been eating them for 40 years, which he claims benefited his health. Whatever floats your boat, old man.
4. Hair. But hair isn’t a big deal! For one 18-year old girl, it is. A short lifetime of chewing her own hair led to a 10-pound hairball taking up her entire stomach, which had to be operated on.
Ate anything like these lately?
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Posted on May 6, 2008 by travelnooks
I want to take a break from the trivia to tell a story. I know a young man. He was 21 years old, had a stable job, and recently got married to the girl of his dreams. They weren’t rich, but they were very happy. He was going to get their own place once he saved up enough money, since his parents were putting up the couple in the meantime.
It was taking his young wife a while to go into labor, so she told him to go back home and sleep. He did so, and it was a few hours later that the call came.
Excited, much like a first-time father was, he hurriedly dressed and set out to catch a bus. He crossed a few streets, being careful but quick.
It was then when fate decided to frown on him. A truck driver, a very drunk one, did not see the red light, nor saw him cross the street. It was only when his body was flying in the air did the driver realize what he had done.
The wife didn’t know of his husband’s death until after she had given birth.
It’s a very sad tale, and it happens all over the world. This is why I never drink before driving. And for those who get behind the wheel when under the influence, it will only end in tears. Yours or the family you just destroyed.
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