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Jul 28, 2014

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Beer belly saves man's life

Attack leaves 18-inch wound, but doesn't reach internal organs

July 12, 2002 - A Birmingham, England, man who was attacked with a power saw says his beer belly probably saved his life. Shaun Reaney, who weighs 22 stone (about 308 pounds), is recovering in hospital after being slashed across the stomach.

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Reaney suffered an 18-inch wound when he was attack by four men. His beer belly kept the blade of a circular saw from touching his internal organs.

"It's a good job I had that layer to protect me," he told a local newspaper. His wife, Theresa, added: "The doctors told me if he had been 10 stone lighter he would have died. When Shaun came round he reminded me that years of boozing had saved his life."


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