A drunk man from Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China, found himself in the hospital after eating an estimated half a catty (around 300g) of concrete thinking it was food.
According to local TV reports, the man said he had been drinking heavily that day and on his way home, he became hungry. After spotting a pail containing what he thought was sesame paste, he scooped some of it and ate.
It didn’t take him long to realize that what he just ate was concrete … and he immediately called police, who rushed him to the hospital. There he received a gastric lavage.
The doctor who treated the man said he was a very lucky dude because the concrete had not set in his stomach. Otherwise this would have been a really tragic story.