Swallows

  • US: 80-yr-old woman wins, swallows one-carat diamond April 26, 2013

    Washington: An 80-year-old US woman accidentally swallowed a $5,000 diamond from her champagne glass at a charity event. The Tampa Woman's Club held a fundraiser over the weekend where they poured 400 flutes of champagne. For $20, members could buy a flute of champagne and a chance to win a...
  • China unblocks film web site IMDb March 8, 2013

    Beijing: Chinese cinephiles have cause for celebration after government censors lifted a ban on the popular IMDb (Internet Movie Database) web site, which had been blocked for more than three years, the South China Morning Post reported. Beijing had given no official explanation for blocking the site in January 2010 and...
  • US: 20 feet deep sinkhole swallows man in Florida March 2, 2013

    Florida: In a matter of seconds, the earth opened under Jeff Bush's bedroom and swallowed him up like something out of a horror movie. About the only thing left was the TV cable running down into the hole. Bush, 37, was presumed dead Friday, the victim of a sinkhole - a...
  • 'In the orchard...' a story of beauty, love and pain April 24, 2012

    Every once in a while, we hear about a man who has returned from a far flung jail after decades to find that his family has moved on, his wife has remarried or died, his children do not recognise him, there’s nobody waiting for him. There is a soundbyte and...
  • Father forces son to eat his school report May 27, 2010

    London: Furious at his son's poor school report, a father in France forced the boy to chew and swallow the sheets of paper and later admitted that he had "lost his temper" and had "over-reacted". The angry father stuffed the school report into his 12-year-old son's mouth and ordered him to...
  • Close shave as woman gulps brush June 16, 2007

    Hong Kong: A Hong Kong woman somehow swallowed her toothbrush but still managed to dial 999 and call for an ambulance, a newspaper reported on Wednesday. The 42-year-old woman's brush with disaster happened on Tuesday morning when she slipped, jamming the offending 15-cm implement down her throat, the South China Morning...
  • 236 metal objects found in a tummy! March 3, 2007

    Chennai: It's nothing short of a minor miracle. Doctors at a government general hospital in Chennai dug out 236 metal objects from the stomach of a man who is mentally ill. Jumma Khan, a senile man has been living with the metal objects in his tummy for the past three-months....
  • Digest this, man swallows 11 swords September 16, 2006

    Indore: Fifty-year-old Ramesh Chandra Kasera can put many youngsters to shame with his hair-raising feats. To the amazement of many, Kasera has no qualms about pushing swords down his throat. This life-threatening passion has become an integral part of Kasera's existence for over three decades, as it provides him with...