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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Toughest Baby EVAR Poops Nails

Doctors say a baby named Ting Ting may be suffering from pica, a disorder which makes her "hungry" for non-food items, such as.... nails. Though Ting Ting's mother swears she does not know where the child would have gotten them, Ting Ting has a tendency to shit nails.

In the past few weeks, Ting Ting has pooped 21 nails and one safety pin, and X-rays show she still has one nail and another safety pin to pass! Pica is often related to zinc deficiency. While sufferers will eat many non-food items, it is common or them to eat dirt, cigarette butts, and similar things. Doctors say swallowing nails is messed-up though, even for a pica sufferer.

No one knows where the baby got the nails. Her mother said the child's grandfather is the only one who has any and, to their knowledge, none are missing. When asked where she got the nails, doctors say Ting-Ting gave them The Thousand-Yard Stare and said, "Get off my plane."

© C Harris Lynn, 2010

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