Growing up, we were encouraged by our parents to join the “clean plate club” by finishing everything served to us at dinner. But one man in India has been taking that notion a step further by not only chowing down on the food on his plate, but the cutlery beside it as well. Over the course of two months a 42-year-old policeman swallowed 40 seven-inch foldable blades because, he claims, he liked the taste of metal and became addicted. And you thought your chocolate vice was going to kill you.
The unnamed patient was operated on by Dr. Jatinder Malhotra and a team of surgeons at The Corporate Hospital in Amritsar, India for over five hours to remove the knives. Some of blades were swallowed folded and some open and appeared that way when removed. Doctors say they also showed signs of rust and deterioration. Remarkably the man is in fine condition after the ordeal and he promises never to swallow another knife again. Hey, I’m all for being supportive but he’s going to encounter delicious-looking knives everywhere. Let’s just take it one day at a time.