Luis Zarate, 38, went to doctors with severe stomach pain. Doctors were stunned when an X-ray revealed that the man had swallowed a knife, nails, screws, a watch and even barbed wire.
"There were 17 strange objects found at the level of his stomach and colon," said Julio Acevedo, who performed Zarate's surgery. "The objects had caused his stomach to expand."
Zarate is recovering at the hospital in Trujillo, a coastal town in northwestern Peru.