While there are those that swallow knives for a living, one woman swallows a knife whole and lives to tell the tale.
According to the Huffington Post, a 30-year-old Atlanta woman with a history of bulimia accidentally swallowed a butter knife while attempting to demonstrate for friends that she no longer had a gag reflex. According to her account, the woman was holding the knife partially down her throat, and when something made her laugh, she accidentally dropped it. The knife then slid down into her esophagus.
While a laugh is was started the whole incident, the experience was certainly no laughing matter. The woman began experience intense stomach pains accompanied by vomiting blood. However, the medical professionals at the Emory University School of Medicine did manage to perform an endoscopy and remove the cutlery without complication.
Woman Swallows a Knife Whole and Lives.