Wednesday, June 6, 2007


Eat live rats to ‘cure tummy ache’

‘A man in southeast China says 40 years of swallowing tree frogs and rats live has helped him avoid tummy ache.

Jiang Musheng, a 66-year-old resident of Jiangxi province, suffered from frequent abdominal pains and coughing 20 years ago.

But he says an old man called Yang Dingcai suggested tree frogs as a remedy, the Beijing News said today.

‘At first, Jiang Musheng did not dare to eat a live, wriggling frog, but after seeing Yang Dingcai swallow one, he ate two without a thought,’ the paper said.

‘After a month of eating live frogs, his stomach pains and coughing were completely gone.’

Over the years Jiang had added live mice, baby rats and green frogs to his diet, and had once eaten 20 mice in a single day, the paper said.

On top of that he never gets worms.’

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