Doctors in India were shocked to discover 12 gold bars inside the stomach of a businessman who was admitted to the hospital complaining of gut pain. The 63-year-old told hospital staff that he’d accidentally swallowed a bottle cap, but when doctors operated, they found almost 1 pound of ingots in his lower intestine. “This is the first time I have recovered gold from the stomach of a patient,” said surgeon C.S. Ramachandran. The man later confessed that he’d swallowed the gold bars—valued at $20,000—during a recent trip to Singapore, because he wanted to avoid India’s steep import taxes.