Over the past two years, a Changchun woman living with mental illness has consumed a dangerous diet consisting of nearly two pounds of nails.
The woman’s “eccentricity,” as NetEase News delicately refers to it, involves eating nails and shards of glass. Family members say that she has ingested as much as a dozen nails in one gulp.
The woman, living in Jilin city in Changchun province, has already undergone three separate operations, spending hundreds of thousands of yuan in the process. Doctors say they have extracted almost 2 pounds of nails from her stomach. If we say that a single nail weighs a gram, that makes around 900 nails, or more than a nail a day.
Apparently the habit has yet to do any serious damage to the woman’s organs. Still, we would not recommend this as your daily source of iron.
by Alex Linder
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