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15 July 2024

Crazy World: Tot swallows 42 magnets


RUSSIA: A toddler who swallowed more than 40 magnets had to be operated upon by a team of surgeons in Russia's Chelyabinsk.

The child's mother panicked when she saw that all the magnets from the refrigerator were missing. She rushed to the nearest hospital to get the tot checked out.

And sure as she had predicted, all 42 of those magnets showed up inside the child's stomach when the little one was made to undergo an ultrasound scan.

The doctor who performed the surgery told the media that in his entire career, he had taken a lot of objects out of the little ones' systems, but this one had created a new record by swallowing so many of them at the same time.

Man assults girlfriend in maternity ward from argument over name for baby

US: A man has admitted assaulting his girlfriend in the maternity ward of a suburban Philadelphia hospital during an argument over what to name their newborn baby.
Twenty-three-year-old Richard Lavon Davis Jr. of Philadelphia pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of simple assault in connection with the January 2012 incident at Lankenau Hospital in Lower Merion.
The Delaware County Daily Times reported Friday that Montgomery County Judge Joseph Smyth sentenced Davis to eight to 23 months in the county jail and ordered him to complete a domestic violence counseling program.
Assistant District Attorney Wallis Brooks says it's outrageous that a new father would push and punch a defenseless woman recovering from childbirth over the name of their baby.
Defense lawyer Gregory Nester says his client is remorseful. (AP)

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