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Man accidentally swallows AirPod, still works after pooping it out

By Humza ยท 29 replies
May 3, 2019
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  1. What's worse than losing your AirPods? Finding one inside your belly. A man named Hsu went through this unusual experience when he went to sleep and somehow his right AirPod slipped its way into his mouth and down his stomach.

    He was able to locate the missing AirPod using the 'Find My AirPods' feature. "I could hear the 'beep, beep' sound, which seemed to follow me around the room", says Hsu. After searching his room thoroughly he realized that the sound was coming from within his stomach and it suddenly dawned on him, "I swallowed my Airpod."

    To get himself checked, he went to the Kaohsiung Municipal United Hospital where the doctors confirmed through his X-ray that the AirPod was indeed inside his stomach. Hsu was prescribed a laxative and advised by doctors to monitor his poop as they waited for things to pass through usually. Otherwise, surgery would be needed.

    The next day, as Hsu answered his call of nature, behold! he found the missing AirPod. Amazingly, the defecated device still had 41% battery remaining. In what can either be a very proud or very embarrassing moment for fans of Apple products, Hsu cleaned the AirPod and started using it again. A replacement AirPod is expensive, after all.

    "Due to the plastic shell around the AirPod, the risk of it causing him harm in a similar way to swallowing a regular lithium-ion battery is much lower.", said Dr Chen Chieh-fan, of the emergency room at the hospital.

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  2. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,150   +3,574

    Probably would happened faster if he played that old hit from the 50's "I wanna Shake, Rattle, & Roll" ......
    Misty Orchid likes this.
  3. Squid Surprise

    Squid Surprise TS Evangelist Posts: 2,447   +1,441

    I wonder if Apple Care covers "pooped out AirPod" under their warranty?
    Celes and Misty Orchid like this.
  4. R00sT3R

    R00sT3R TS Guru Posts: 145   +327

  5. kombu

    kombu TS Addict Posts: 77   +146

    Apple's aggressive marketing campaign intensifies.
  6. Faplyboy

    Faplyboy TS Enthusiast Posts: 40   +10

    1840: I bet there will be flying cars and people who teleport
    2019: This ****
    Fearghast, pyro226 and Clamyboy74 like this.
  7. Peter Farkas

    Peter Farkas TS Evangelist Posts: 339   +155

    This article made my day... LMAO
    Misty Orchid and Clamyboy74 like this.
  8. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,367   +2,883

    Over 100 pages of the End User Agreement, Apple still failed to consider this outcome.
  9. Lew Zealand

    Lew Zealand TS Guru Posts: 524   +400

    Reminds me of:

    "Do not eat iPod Shuffle."

    Apparently Apple's legal team forgot to update those terms for more modern culinary tastes.
    pyro226 likes this.
  10. Leuten

    Leuten TS Rookie

    In 1840 not even the regular non-flying car was invented.

    They may have already experimented with pooping out stuff though. ;)
  11. boonaxe

    boonaxe TS Rookie

    I hope he doesn't swallow it again. That would be gross
  12. Cal Jeffrey

    Cal Jeffrey TS Evangelist Posts: 1,653   +398

    How in the actual $%^& does one swallow an AirPod in their sleep?

    Somehow think tequila was involved.
    Humza and Clamyboy74 like this.
  13. roberthi

    roberthi TS Addict Posts: 388   +120

    Wow! "Man accidentally swallows AirPod, still works after pooping it out"

    In other words:
    Man accidentally swallows AirPod
    Man still works after pooping it out

    That's amazing that the man still works after pooping it out. Article writers need to learn proper grammar.
    Fearghast and Clamyboy74 like this.
  14. roberthi

    roberthi TS Addict Posts: 388   +120

    Next in line for Apple's innovation line. Called either "Airpoop," or "iPoop." Take your pick. I won't go into what it does, as I have no idea.
    Misty Orchid likes this.
  15. QuantumPhysics

    QuantumPhysics TS Evangelist Posts: 1,001   +726

    Still better quality than a Galaxy Fold.
    pyro226 likes this.
  16. roberthi

    roberthi TS Addict Posts: 388   +120

    Man: "I swallowed this crap, crapped it out, and it's covered in crap!"

    Apple: "Yes, it is, indeed, fully covered by our warranty"
    Fearghast likes this.
  17. roberthi

    roberthi TS Addict Posts: 388   +120

    So you've managed to swallow one and crap it out?
    Fearghast, Clamyboy74 and wiyosaya like this.
  18. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 3,716   +2,076

    The ironic thing about it is that it probably improved sound quality.:laughing:
    Fearghast likes this.
  19. BigRedPDX

    BigRedPDX TS Rookie

    That's one s#!77y air pod! XD I'm dead right now.
    Clamyboy74 likes this.
  20. Morphine Child

    Morphine Child TS Enthusiast Posts: 28   +25

    Tomorrow on tech news: Man accidentally swallows MacBook Pro, keyboard works better with poop inside :D
    wiyosaya likes this.
  21. Coolestchad

    Coolestchad TS Rookie

    They say that Hsu had "Salt-N-Pepa - Push It" playing while trying to pass the Airpod through.
  22. Faplyboy

    Faplyboy TS Enthusiast Posts: 40   +10

    that's the meme but okay
  23. Milkyjoe

    Milkyjoe TS Enthusiast Posts: 35   +16

    If they turned up the volume and listen with a stethoscope, they could hear/monitor where it was in his digestive system.
  24. pcnthuziast

    pcnthuziast TS Evangelist Posts: 547   +153

    Flake news.
  25. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,696   +3,848

    Oh sure you detractors and critics scoff as you will. The fact is, swallowing an AirPod is many rungs up the social ladder from intentionally swallowing a Tide Pod.

    "Tim Apple" should take a cue from this, and build a smaller iWatch with cameras. You would just detach the band, swallow it, and viola, instant self endoscopy. Keeping your iPhone in close proximity would allow you view and record its winding journey through your GI tract.

    The footage, when transferred to your 85" OLED TV, would be just the thing for getting rid of those pesky guests or relatives who perennially overstay their welcome at your parties.
    Last edited: May 6, 2019
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