How (not) to swallow an iPod Shuffle

Meet Heather. Thanks to the guys over at Gizmodo, she's achieved notoriety across the web. Yep, so she might make cash by swallowing 36-inch steel swords, but we take our hat off to whoever had the idea to make her swallow the iPod Shuffle.


(Image courtesy of Gizmodo video)

As you'll be able to see in the short video, poor Heather has some problems swallowing the thing as it's so lightweight – weight is the key reason she's able to swallow a sword and control the gag reflex as the piece explains. Of course, Gizmodo's reasons to run the piece are purely scientific and nothing to do with the picture accompanying it.

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