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Man mistakenly dines on bucket of concrete

By T.K. Randall
June 20, 2015 · Comment icon 39 comments

The bucket of concrete had been left out by construction workers. Image Credit: US Navy / Edward Miller
A drunk man in China ended up in hospital after mistaking liquid concrete for a bowl of sesame paste.
The inebriated resident of Nanjing in China's Jiangsu province made headlines this week after he managed to eat a substantial quantity of newly mixed concrete believing it to be food.

During an interview the man later described how he had been walking home from a bar when he came across the bucket and decided that the contents were edible.
By the time he'd worked out exactly what he was eating he had managed to down 250g of the stuff and ended up being rushed to hospital to have his stomach pumped.

Doctors emphasized that he was lucky to be alive because if the concrete had set while it was still inside his stomach it would have most likely killed him.

Despite his ordeal however the man is expected to go on to make a full recovery.

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Comment icon #30 Posted by paperdyer 9 years ago
This guy prolly needed to harden-up anyway... At least with all of the calcium in concrete, his bone density should be good. Maybe a case of hardening of the arteries, though.
Comment icon #31 Posted by travelnjones 9 years ago
I never mistook my wife's cooking for concrete
Comment icon #32 Posted by Kaikou 9 years ago
I know people sometimes go out, get drunk and proceed to eat things that they wouldn't normally touch but how the **** Do you decide "I'm gonna eat this random bucket of paste at the side of the road!" Surely after the first mouthful you'd get the hint.
Comment icon #33 Posted by mfluder 9 years ago
If what you have decided to eat, of your own free will, tastes enough like concrete that you wouldn't notice if it actually was concrete, it's time to re-evaluate your life choices.
Comment icon #34 Posted by WolvenHeart7 9 years ago
Oh the puns... but, who eats food that looks like concrete?
Comment icon #35 Posted by moon tide 9 years ago
Oh the puns... but, who eats food that looks like concrete? Oh, just the Chinese.
Comment icon #36 Posted by lilnat89 9 years ago
hahaha not being funny drunk or not .. there pasta must taste and look disgusting haha ! and no on thought to tell the poor man .
Comment icon #37 Posted by Waziya Sioux 9 years ago
Maybe it's time he realizes it's time to stop drinking. People are so stupid when they drink. Drunken man rams stolen lawnmower into the back of a bus drunk man in a clowns makeup dangles a child from a overpass drunk man arrested for trying to resuscitate a dead possum
Comment icon #38 Posted by Marius Dan 9 years ago
Eating concrete you risk looking like cement
Comment icon #39 Posted by Waziya Sioux 9 years ago
stupid is stupid does

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