It is unbelievable. How the hell can someone swallow a spoon? The Metro.co.uk article says that the 26-year-old Sydney woman gulped down the implement during a laughing fit.
Quick poll: do you usually laugh with a spoon in your mouth?
The woman was placed under general anaesthetic and it took doctors 90 minutes to ease the piece of cutlery out of her throat and mouth.
The technique used by Bedholm and Lee involved using snares to lasso either end of the spoon and pull it upright to it lined up with her oesophagus.
She was lucky this time…