Thursday, May 23, 2002

Piercings + Magnets = ...
No, this story isn't as gruesome as you're thinking. Well, maybe it is, but not for the reason you're thinking.

In a craze that spread through the northern city of Sheffield, children held the magnets onto their faces and genitals by placing another magnet inside their mouths, noses or on the other side of their organs, so as to look as if they had body piercings, the report said.

Industrial magnets?

The magnets attracted each other with such force that they cut off the blood supply to the regions concerned and allowed the flesh to decay.

Yeesh. This has been a great day for imagery.

In one case sections of a nine year-old girl's gut were clamped together by a pair of magnets she had swallowed, causing...

No, really, that's enough.

The report ...was published in the May edition of the Emergency Medical Journal...

No, thank you.

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