Livescience.com: A man in China had a steel spoon lodged in his esophagus for a year, but surprisingly, the half-swallowed utensil didn’t cause too much discomfort.
The man — identified only as “Mr. Zhang” — swallowed the spoon on a dare in 2017, and it promptly got stuck in the narrow tube connecting his mouth and stomach, representatives at Xinjiang Meikuang General Hospital said in a statement. Months passed, but the irritation wasn’t serious enough to prompt the man to seek medical attention. That all changed last week, however, when he began experiencing chest pains and having difficulty breathing after being punched in the chest.
Three doctors performed the procedure to remove the spoon on Oct. 22. Two hours later, the spoon — which measured about 8 inches (20 centimeters) long — saw the light of day for the first time in a year, hospital officials reported.
So man in China swallows a spoon, and gets said spoon stuck in his esophagus. The normal reaction would be, “oh shit, i fucked up, take me to the hospital immediately”. Not for Mr. Zhang though. He doesn’s want to be bothered with these doctors on the possibilities of a misdiagnosis. It doesn’t hurt, i’m keeping it.
A year goes by, Mr. Zhang starts up some trouble and gets punched in the chest shifting the spoon and finally goes to the hospital and has it removed.
I dont think Mr. Zhang realizes that he should be giving a big thank you to the guy that punched him causing this spoon to be removed. Eventually this thing was going to come out and there are only two options. The first is by surgery, the second is it passing it. Luckily for him he avoided getting the shit end of the stick.