There are things you shouldn’t swallow. There are things you really shouldn’t swallow, and then there’s the idea of swallowing 40 knives.

An Indian police officer underwent hours of surgery to remove 40 knives from his stomach—knives that he willingly swallowed.

The man told doctors he’d had a compulsive desire to swallow knives for some time. We’re just curious how long he was walking around with one knife in his stomach… and why it took 40 of them to make him seek medical attention.

[USA Today]