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Way to Die #756
"Bank Ruptured"
Name of the death is a pun on "bankrupt" and "ruptured"
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"Pica Syndrome affects around 200,000 people in the United States. Once it starts, it's difficult to cure. So far, the only way to stop it permanently is death."
Date December 21, 1978
Location Chateau Cousteau
Bordeaux, France
Episode this death
was featured in
"Cure for the Common Death, Part I"
"Mary Lou Rectum"
"Bush Defeated"

"Bank Ruptured", Way to Die #756, is the second death to be featured in "Cure for the Common Death, Part I", which aired on March 22, 2009.


A man named Pierre has an eating disorder known as Pica Syndrome (a condition in which people crave things that are not edible). Pierre had a craving for metal coins, and even ate the tag from his pet dog's collar. Several weeks later, pain begins to build in Pierre's stomach as the weight of the metal objects was forcing Pierre's stomach against his pelvis. The hospital does an emergency surgery on Pierre's stomach, but it is too late because the metal objects in his stomach had lacerated large veins and arteries and eventually, his stomach ruptured and his entire blood supply (including the objects) leaked into his abdomen. Pierre died before a stomach transplant could be performed.

"Of all the stories that have passed through the 1000 Ways to Die research department, this one wins the medal of weirdness."

Cast and Interviewees

  • Jordana Mansbacher - Eating Disorder Specialist
  • John Leanner - Pierre (lead: intended victim)

Segment Nicknames

  • Blood Money

Foreign Names

  • Estomago Roto (Ripped Stomach) - Portuguese version
  • Ruptura (Ruptured) - Spanish version
  • Geld macht nicht glücklich (Money can't buy happiness) - German dub
  • Estomago en Bancarrota (Stomach in Bankrupt) - Latin American dub


  • This is the second death that occurred in France and a death without seeing the body of the victim.
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