On gerbils and other stuffings

This comes from a co-worker way back in time. I meant to post it when I read it, but forgot. So, now that I’m cleaning out my old mail, I find it again and decide to post for you a response to the question of gerbil stuffing. On the question of whether or not this phenomenon is real, the response starts as follows:

Brace yourself, toots. What follows is not for the weak of stomach. For starters, an awful lot of stuff has been found where that gerbil was found. The medical journals list, among other things, the following astonishing array:

A bottle of Mrs. Butterworth’s syrup, an ax handle, a nine-inch zucchini, countless dildoes and vibrators including one 14-inch model complete with two D-cell batteries, a plastic spatula, a 9-1/2-inch water bottle, a deodorant bottle, a Coke bottle, a large bottle cap, numerous other bottles, a 3-1/2-inch Japanese glass float ball, an 11-inch carrot, an antenna rod, a 150-watt light bulb, a 100-watt frosted bulb, a cucumber, a screwdriver, four rubber balls, 72-1/2 jeweler’s saws (all from one patient, but not all at the same time, although 29 were discovered on one occasion), a paperweight, an apple, an onion, a plastic…

So read on for all the, um, tasty details.

[tags]Gerbil stuff, How’d that get in there?[/tags]