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Jakarta Post

'Wire woman' claims a stomach of steel

  • Nurni Sulaiman

    The Jakarta Post

Samarinda   /   Mon, July 28 2008   /  10:14 am

For the past 17 years, a woman in Sengata, East Kutai, has claimed to periodically grow steely wires of up to 20 centimeters in length from her chest and belly. "Thousands of wires have and grown and fallen from my body since 1991," the 40-year-old Noorsyaidah told The Jakarta Post recently. "It is very painful when the wires are about to come out from the pores," she said in Samarinda, where she had come from her village for a medical check-up at A Wahab Syahranie Hospital. IRON WOMAN: Noorsyaidah, a 40-year-old woman from Samarinda, East Kalimantan, shows metal wires protruding from her body in a photo taken earlier this month. She says the wire-hanger-like metal has grown, fallen out and grown anew on her body for the last 17 years.  She said she had given many of the wires to researchers, doctors, or visitors for research, diagnostic...