Metal-Munching OAP Almost Dies Eating Bicycle Pedal
“IT was a wake-up call for me. Since then, I just haven’t had the same desire to munch metal. After 20 years of eating everything, I’ve realised my digestive system is not as strong as it used to be, so I’ve decided to retire.”
So says Branko Crnogorac, 80, of Apatin, Serbia, who has been eating metal, light-bulb, vinyl records and plates for 60 years. He’s changed his diet following an incident with a bicycle pedal a friend had dared him to eat.
“I almost died. I needed emergency surgery. At the same time, doctors found two kilogrammes of assorted ironware in my stomach, including two gold rings.”
If he finds a watch I lost on a trip to Belgrade in 1994, let me know.