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In a story sure to provide nightmare fuel for the ages, an unnamed man in China’s city of Guangzhou decided on a quite unconventional approach to remedying his constipation. Having heeded “the word on the street” he inserted a half-meter long eel up the Back Nine. A reminder: eels have pointed jaws, sharp teeth & move in waves which makes them very efficient at moving through sand, mud & pebbles. The one removed by surgeons from this man’s stomach had a head the size of a ping pong ball. How much intestinal material do you think this thing had to slither through & damage before it reached his STOMACH? According to said dumbfounded surgeons, this thing had made “a mess”of the guy’s abdominal cavity & they were amazed he survived. Guess who’s going to add a LOT more fiber to his diet?