But how much cash do you have in your stomach? Hopefully the answer is none, unless you're some kind of mutant piggy bank. Well, one 62-year-old man walked into the Cholet General Hospital in France complaining of severe abdominal pains and rectal blockage. Doctors gave the man an X-ray and found a 5.5-kilogram mass in his stomach, which is about the size of a bowling ball. The mass had actually grown so large that it sunk his stomach in between his hips, like a boulder in a hammock made of rubber bands. Doctors operated immediately and discovered that the mass consisted of more than $4,000 worth of coins. So was this man a billionaire who accidentally swallowed a few pounds of coins while swimming through his fortune like Scrooge McDuck?
Ever wonder what it feels like to shit a bank?
"He likes eating coins," said Dr. Bruno Francois, putting it as nonchalantly as humanly possible, as if he were telling us that he'd had Cocoa Puffs for breakfast. The man's family had warned doctors that he had a habit of eating coins and would often steal from people hosting dinner parties to indulge himself, effectively making him the Hamburglar of traditional currency. His habit lasted for 10 years before he was forced to seek help, which raises the question of whether he was allowed to keep the money after his surgery. On one hand, it was $4,000. On the other, it was $4,000 worth of coins soaked in stomach lining.
"Hey, guys, go ahead and order pizza. This dude's buying."