Man eats iron nails – level 2
A man from China has an interesting hobby. He loves nails. However, he doesn’t collect them. He eats them.
Yes, that is no joke. He can swallow a few nails at once. The nails are three to five centimetres long, and the man washes them down with water. The Chinese man shocks everyone around him. The man learned it from other people 32 years ago. He was 17 or 18 years old.
The man can eat glass, ceramics and tiles, as well. It all sounds crazy, but he is healthy.
Difficult words: nail (thin piece of metal with a flat top that is used for building things), swallow (make food go down your throat), tile (flat square piece for covering walls and floors).
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