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"HUMAN EMUS." CASES DESCRIBED..

(Australian Associated Press.)

; í LONDON, November S.

Captain R. ' Desoldenhoff,." in an article published in the British Medical Journal, describes.: a case in Bombay of a Hindu, who, after swal- lowing articles, hauled them out with a long tape, which he, had swallowed in order to entangle' them.

The tape failed to perform its duty, but the show had to continue. ..

Captain Desoldenhoff, at the conse- quent operation, - recovered 19 - pen knifes, pieces of six others, and two keys. . .

DRANK 21 PINTS.

James Donowho, after drinking, six pints of ale in the afternoon and .10 pints in the evening, made a bet-that he could drink five pints in five min- utes. He took, off his- coat and: ac-, complished the feat six seconds un- der the time limit

He was taken to the hospital, where a gallon of ale was pumped out of his stomach.

The bench dismissed the~;çhairgê against the hotel manager for per- mitting drunkenness/ the .defence be- ing that the barmaid thought the-five pints were for different persons.

HEART FAILED.

Hadji Ali, a. naturalised American, who performed in Australia as a swal- lower of articles, including live gold- fish, which he could regurgitate in given order, died of heart failure at Wolverhampton. ""

One of his tricks : was to swallow quantities of water, and a quart of petrol "He would ignite the petrol and extinguish the flames .with the

water.

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