Surgeons in India have been reported to have successfully removed 40 metal knives from a man who had swallowed them because he liked the taste of cutlery. 42-year-old Jarnail Singh, a policeman, was admitted to a hospital in Gurdaspur, India, a few days ago after complaining about abdominal pains. A team of five surgeons were said to have discovered Singh had swallowed 40 knives for over two months. The knives were removed from the Singh’s stomach, after he ate them over the course of several months. “When we began diagnosis, we found the cause of the pain puzzling. We did an ultrasound, which revealed some solid mass in his stomach, shaped like cancer,” said Dr Jitinder Malhortra. “The patient then told us he had an uncontrollable urge to eat knives. What is astonishing is that he had been eating knives since the past two months“. “This was very unnerving, I have not witnessed something like this in my career as a doctor,” said Malhorta. It took five hours for the team of surgeons to carefully extract the knives from Singh. The operation was a success and Singh will be released from hospital in a few days.