A 50-year-old man in eastern China is finally rid of two pens that he swallowed after losing a bet 36 years ago.
Doctors in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, surgically removed the pair of ballpoints from the man’s intestine on April 24, according to UPI.
Photographs posted online appear to show the pens still fairly intact after their removal from the man, identified only as Wang. It’s not known, however, if they were still usable.
He initially thought he’d digested the pens, which apparently didn’t cause him any discomfort over the years. He’s since been discharged from hospital, the Yangtze Evening Post reported.