Man accidentally swallows Apple AirPod – it still worked, even in his stomach!

“A Taiwanese man was stunned to find that his Apple AirPod still worked after he swallowed the device and was forced to dig it out of a toilet,” Tim Stickings reports for The Daily Mail.

MacDailyNews Take: Uh, yuck.

“Ben Hsu fell asleep with the pair of wireless headphones still in his ears but woke up unable to find one of them,” Stickings reports. “Using an iPhone tracking feature he discovered the device was still in his room and heard its beeping sound following him around.”

MacDailyNews Take: 🤣

“He said: ‘I checked under my blanket and looked around but couldn’t find it – then I realized the sound was coming from my stomach,'” Stickings reports. “Fortunately for Mr Hsu the AirPod resurfaced when he relieved himself at a railway station the next day.”

MacDailyNews Take: Uh, yuck, again. At a railway station, no less. Good thing it wasn’t in a port-a-potty!

Apple AirPods
Apple AirPods

“After washing the AirPod and letting it dry, Mr. Hsu was amazed to find that it still worked,” Stickings reports. “‘The battery was still at 41 percent! It was incredible,’ he said, calling his experience with the Apple product ‘magical.'”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Things that make you think twice about buying “reconditioned” AirPods. As if earwax wasn’t enough.


    1. Mr Hsu is my uncle. He claimed he swallowed the AirPod because he was embarrassed by the truth. While he slept, his lovely wife June crammed one of his AirPods into his rectum.

      To be honest I always wondered about the prospects for their marriage but this really clarified to me that they don’t belong together.

  1. Will he be going to his local Apple store and asking the “Genius” Bar people for authorized service repair? The fix: Apricots from the orchards around the spaceship? No. The fix: Prunes!

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