X-Ray Oddities, not for the squeamish

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Watch at your own risk if your are sensitive.

I still do not believe an 8 year old ate 30 metal balls and magnets. Even if an EIGHT YEAR OLD was that stupid, might they have noticed after 1or 2 that they were eating metal? An eight year old can read, right, third grade? This isn't a 2 year old accidently placing objects in their mouth.

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http://abcnews.go.com/Health/popup?id=2033649&contentIndex=1&page=1&start=false [Broken]
 
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Lents later told reporters that the magnets and steel balls "looked like candy."
Initial stupidity aside, surely after the first, she should have realised something was amiss from the taste.
 
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I hope that cell phone shoved up his ass is set to vibrate.
 

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Last time I check, the alimentary canal was not designed for magnets, steel balls, bottles or cell phones, or anything but food or drink on a one-way journey - starting at the mouth and going down/in.
 
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The 5-centimeter nail shown in this X-ray was found after a man came to a Seoul, South Korea, hospital complaining of a severe headache. After examining and interviewing the man, doctors speculated that the nail had been the result of an accident four years before his visit, but that the man did not know the nail was lodged in his head.
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I still do not believe an 8 year old ate 30 metal balls and magnets. Even if an EIGHT YEAR OLD was that stupid, might they have noticed after 1or 2 that they were eating metal? An eight year old can read, right, third grade? This isn't a 2 year old accidently placing objects in their mouth.
How is a kid that stupid still alive? Where the freak are you natural selection!? :grumpy:

Oh well, natural selection can't be completely dead, http://www.darwinawards.com/" [Broken] 2008 is coming along nicely.
 
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Watch at your own risk if your are sensitive.

I still do not believe an 8 year old ate 30 metal balls and magnets. Even if an EIGHT YEAR OLD was that stupid, might they have noticed after 1or 2 that they were eating metal? An eight year old can read, right, third grade? This isn't a 2 year old accidently placing objects in their mouth.

Just click on the right arrow above 24 to start.

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/popup?id=2033649&contentIndex=1&page=1&start=false [Broken]
I agree that an 8 year old eating 30 magnets and balls is rather incredulous, or that the magnets in them were strong enough to tear the intestines. Like the later magnet swallowing, I could see a young kid downing a couple before realizing they don't taste very good, and having them cause a blockage by joining up and pinching off the intestines, but breaking through as holes or eating that many when you should be old enough to know that they aren't candy? How does an 8 year old not notice on the first one that it has no flavor? Yes, that's 3rd grade...plenty old enough to know better. If the parents said he was triple-dog-dared by his older brother to eat them, I'd believe the story, but thinking they're candy?
 
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I agree that an 8 year old eating 30 magnets and balls is rather incredulous, or that the magnets in them were strong enough to tear the intestines. Like the later magnet swallowing, I could see a young kid downing a couple before realizing they don't taste very good, and having them cause a blockage by joining up and pinching off the intestines, but breaking through as holes or eating that many when you should be old enough to know that they aren't candy? How does an 8 year old not notice on the first one that it has no flavor? Yes, that's 3rd grade...plenty old enough to know better. If the parents said he was triple-dog-dared by his older brother to eat them, I'd believe the story, but thinking they're candy?
Did you see the video that I posted that had her actually saying that the, "looked like candy"? :yuck: She also says that, "other kids shouldn't eat them." O.O;; I don't think they would.
 

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Did you see the video that I posted that had her actually saying that the, "looked like candy"? :yuck: She also says that, "other kids shouldn't eat them." O.O;; I don't think they would.
I hadn't watched the video before, but interesting that in the article it says the parents were in the SAME ROOM with her when she ate them and didn't even notice...how do you NOT notice your 8-yr old munching down 30 parts of a toy?! She couldn't have swallowed them that quickly. And they show the toy in the video...how on earth do those look like candy? They look like steel balls and barbells! And then it took them 2 days for her to get sick and another couple days for them to decide it wasn't just stomach flu? No wonder there were holes in her intestines by then, it was probably ischemia from where they attached. You could tell by the way that girl was hanging her head during the interview that she knew full well how stupid she had been and now was embarrassed about it. Talk about inattentive parents!
 

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As an X-ray Tech, this is one of my favorite 'oddities' :biggrin:

http://www.ajronline.org/cgi/reprint/180/4/986.pdf [Broken]
 
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As an X-ray Tech, this is one of my favorite 'oddities' :biggrin:

http://www.ajronline.org/cgi/reprint/180/4/986.pdf [Broken]
HAHAHA!!!! Whoa! He swallowed what looks like 7 doll heads without passing one before swallowing another, I didn't even know that you could do something that stupid... ON PURPOSE.
That is a very well written paper btw.
 
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As an X-ray Tech, this is one of my favorite 'oddities' :biggrin:

http://www.ajronline.org/cgi/reprint/180/4/986.pdf [Broken]
:rofl: I've never heard popping the head off a Barbie referred to in such technical terms as craniocervical dislocation before. Considering the reason given for the ingestion, though, I am wondering if this guy was a little confused about which end was up. :uhh: :bugeye: :rofl:
 
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As an X-ray Tech, this is one of my favorite 'oddities' :biggrin:

http://www.ajronline.org/cgi/reprint/180/4/986.pdf [Broken]
Eeeeew!!! Eeeeewwwww!!!

From now on, any guy that wants to date me is getting x-rayed first. :surprised
 
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Looks as though there's a bit more to the story than what CBS covered...


"Haley loves Magnets," Jason said. "Loves them. And, against my wife's advice, I made sure she got those for Christmas."

He said he never imagined his 8-year-old daughter would swallow pieces of it.

"She's only been in America three years and while she was in Russia, which is where she is from, in the orphanage she ate, they told us she ate everything she could get her hands on," Jason said.
http://www.11alive.com/news/national/story.aspx?storyid=116316
 

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Three years is enough time to know not to eat 30 pieces of metal. Sorry, my mother was dumped into a convent to be brutally raised by nuns that would rub her throat with a rag soaked in turpentine until the skin peeled off and bled if she complained of a sore throat, and she didn't eat metal.
Yeah, but aren't there people out there that have intrinsic neurological disorders where they can't control things such as this? Since the child was adopted from Russia, the new father may not have been fully aware of the disorder... he knew she liked to swallow things, but he may not have ever heard of disorders like that.

in the orphanage she ate, they told us she ate everything she could get her hands on," Jason said.
 
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I was struck by this part:

" Mega ... has said that, coming out in July of '08, next month, that they have a completely redesigned magnetic set that contains no magnetic parts that can be swallowed"

So either they will sell a magnet-less magnet set... or sell magnets that cannot be swallowed... I'm curious what a magnet would look like, such as how big it would have to be, before it is assuredly un-swallowable...
 
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Self-harm is when someone deliberately hurts or injures him- or herself. This can take a number of forms including: cutting or burning, taking overdoses of tablets or medicines punching, pulling out their hair or eyelashes, swallowing things that are not edible, inserting objects into their bodies. Often people don t know why they self-harm. It's a means of communicating what you can't put into words or even into thoughts, and has been described as expressing an inner scream. Afterwards, you may feel able to cope with life again, for a while.
http://www.thmhdirectory.nhs.uk/about_mental.htm [Broken]
 
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Yes, she has problems, she seeks attention by harming herself.
Exactly, she needs some sort of treatment and not just X number of years of being in the US to know better.
 

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