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Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday, January 16, praised President Rodrigo Duterte’s war against drugs and dubbed it as “an example to the whole world”. During a state banquet as a part of Sirisena’s state visit in the Philippines, the Sri Lankan...

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Filipina tourist missing in Indonesia since Christmas

A Filipina tourist has been missing in Bali, Indonesia since Christmas, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. The Philippine Embassy in Jakarta said it has filed a missing person report for Ella Balmaceda Paaño after her family in the Philippines reported...

Australian dies 8 years after being dared to eat slug

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An Australian man died of various complications after swallowing a garden slug eight years ago that left him paralyzed.

In 2010, then 19-year-old Sam Ballard was dared by his friends to eat a garden slug which they saw crawling while they were having a backyard party in Sydney.

Then 19-year-old Sam Ballard – News Corp Australia

 

One of the people who were present during the party, Jimmy Galvin, said that Ballard gave in and eventually ate the garden slug.

“The conversation came up, you know. ‘Should I eat it?’ And off Sam went. Bang. That’s how it happened,” Galvin said.

Sam Ballard with his mother, Katie – News Corp Australia

 

Days after the incident, Ballard complained of pain in his legs and he was later diagnosed with being infected with rat lungworm, a parasite that the garden slug acquired from eating rat faeces.

Ballard also contracted eosinophilic meningo-encephalitis and fell into coma for 420 days. When he woke up, he acquired brain injuries and was paralyzed from the neck down.

After eight years of fighting, Ballard died on November 2 with his last words being “I love you” towards his mother.

Ballard’s mother, Katie, also did not blame her son’s friends for what happened. Katie said her son’s friends stuck by him over the last eight years.

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