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Thursday, March 24, 2005

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From the WSJ Evening Wrap:
Sitophobia is an abnormal fear of eating food. It's rare, but an unnamed woman who ate a horrifying meal at a San Jose, Calif., Wendy's restaurant earlier this week would certainly seem to be at risk of catching it.

She was eating a bowl of chili when she bit into something unusual. She spit the unusual thing out, a one-and-three-eighths-inch-long section of human finger, decorated with a long, painted nail. She had the presence of mind to warn other customers in the restaurant to stop eating, but then vomited "a number of times," according to a Santa Clara County health official. The official said the woman was at no risk of disease, since the finger had been thoroughly cooked.

Wendy's said it was working with investigators to figure out the finger's origin. It apparently did not belong to any employees at the Wendy's restaurant. "We asked everybody to show us they have 10 fingers and everything is OK there," a health official told the Associated Press.


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