Chinese man Long Yunsheng likes to eat nails -- and it's on video

Long Yunsheng easily swallows nails that are up to two inches long.
By Evan Bleier Follow @itishowitis Contact the Author   |   April 24, 2014 at 3:15 PM

CHANGSHA, China, April 24 (UPI) -- A Chinese man doesn’t get iron in his diet from his breakfast cereal -- he gets it from eating nails.

Long Yunsheng apparently learned how to eat iron nails when he was a teenager about 32 years ago, and all he needs is a glass of water to wash them down.

Long is able to swallow nails that are up to two inches long.

"I was 17 or 18 years old. I was not sure that the man who can do this was willing to teach me,” Long said. "If a teacher likes you, he teaches you. If not, he refuses teach you."

In spite of his odd diet, Long is in good health.

The same can’t be said for a Changsha man who was hospitalized after he removed two large nails that he swallowed during an argument with his ex-girlfriend.

"I was so angry then that I swallowed two nails. But I still failed to save the relationship," the man told the Global Times. "The lump broke soon after and some yellow liquid oozed out. Then I could see two black objects in the wound.”

The 25-year-old reportedly pulled the nails out with his fingers. Ouch.

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