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Watch the moment doctors remove a Nokia phone and its life-threatening battery from a man's stomach after he swallowed it:
This 33-year-old man from Pristina, Kosovo, clearly has no issues swallowing two paracetamols at once - he somehow swallowed a classic Nokia phone. Yes, one of the models known to all and sundry as a 'brick' phone thanks to its shape and size... and years of internet memes.
Doctor Skender Telaku was given the task of safely removing the phone from the man's innards. Lucky guy.
After undergoing one of the most bizarre operations of his career, Telaku told local media: "I got a call about a patient who swallowed an object, and after carrying out a scan we noticed that the phone had split into three parts."
He added: "Out of all the parts, it was the battery that concerned us most because it could have potentially exploded in the man's stomach."
Yeah, seems important to remove that.
Mobile phone batteries are considered to be very dangerous when swallowed - who knew, right? - and the chemicals they contain are extremely toxic.
Telaku said that the patient didn't reveal why he swallowed his phone, adding that it must have been done on purpose.
To claim you'd swallowed something so large by accident would, I suppose, be a bit of a stretch.
The footage was recorded via a small camera, which was used by the doctor and his team to locate the phone. They then spent two hours trying to remove it.
Amazingly, the doctor revealed that they removed the phone from his body the same way it went in, via his mouth.
Due to legal reasons and patient-doctor confidentiality, Telaku said that he couldn't share too much information, whilst the current state of the patient is unknown.
As for Nokia itself, one of its classic 'brick' models has returned after 20 years in revamped form.
First launched in 2001, the seemingly indestructible 6310 was later updated in 2002 as the 6310i before being discontinued in 2005. However the legendary phone will make a comeback next month following a remastering by Finnish tech giant HMD Global which licences the Nokia brand.
Tweaks to the new version include a tiny 2.8 inch screen compared with an even tinier 1.8 inch screen. Also it will include 320x240 pixel definition compared with the original's 120x160 pixels in 2001.
The new phone will be sold on tech site pocket-lint.com. They said at £49.99, the iconic 6310 was 'a low-cost phone for calling and the occasional text, so you can abandon social media but stay connected'.
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