What I just read in the newspaper, I thought it might amuse you.
Mumbai, India, June 17th 2007: Pradeep Hode, a 30 year-old from Diva in Thane, chronic patient of tuberculosis had to undergo an emergency surgery on Friday morning during which 117 coins where removed from his stomach. Based on hearsay and some bizarre logic of his own, the man started swallowing coins, hoping that the heavy metal would cure him.
(From the Times of India, In search of cure, tuberculosis patient swallows 117 coins.)
This must be a black day for those who think money cures everything...