Man eats iron nails – level 1
This news is about a man. He is from China. He has an unusual hobby. He loves nails. He eats them.
That is no joke. He can eat a few nails at once. The nails are three to five centimetres long. The man eats some nails and drinks some water. The Chinese man shocks many people.
The man learned to eat nails 32 years ago. He was 17 or 18 years old. The man can eat glass and ceramics, too. It sounds crazy, but the man is fine!
Difficult words: unusual (not normal), nail (thin and sharp piece of metal used for building things), ceramics (material from which cups and plates are made).
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