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An Israeli woman swallowed a cockroach and then the fork she used to try to remove the insect from her throat. The winged cockroach jumped into the 32-year-old woman's mouth as she was cleaning her home in a village in northern Israel this week.

An X-ray showed the fork, lodged sideways in her stomach. A surgeon removed the fork with laparoscopic surgery, a minimally invasive procedure performed through a tiny incision a patient's abdomen. She is recovering well. AP