Man accidentally swallows AirPod, still works after pooping it out


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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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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.


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


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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.
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