Man swallows 2 pens, has them removed 36 years later

Man swallows 2 pens, has them removed 36 years later
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A Chinese man has had two ballpoint pens removed from his intestines that he had swallowed 36 years prior.

The Huffington Post reports the 50-year-old man swallowed the pens as part of a bet when he was 14, and it wasn’t until they showed up in an X-ray in February that he recalled the incident. He says he initially thought he had digested them because they never caused him any discomfort.

The man had the pens, which were still mostly intact, surgically removed and has since been discharged from a Jiangsu Province hospital.