People are amazing. Their bodies can handle all kinds of abuse without complaint. Ask any ER clinic, they will be happy to tell you that a small but consistent percentage of their work involves removing things from people’s bodies that should never have been there in the first place.
The 10 people on our list, however, have far exceeded the coin swallowing toddler. The things that they managed to put inside themselves will blow your mind. They’ll also make you very glad indeed that you don’t work as a surgeon. This is what those guys have to put up with to earn their pay and it’s not pretty.
10. An Eel Which Was Eating A Man’s Intestines
Sure, worms and flukes are all in a day’s work for the medical profession, but eels?
Surgeons in Guangdong in China x-rayed a man complaining of pain in the abdomen. They’d assumed it was an appendix problem but it turned out to be a live eel. The man had been reenacting a scene from an adult movie and lost the eel up there.
The eel had been there so long that it started eating his intestines.
9. The Lawyer’s Smartphone Stuck In His Rectum
We imagine that doctors hear this all the time when it comes to things found in people’s rectums, “I was showering and then I slipped and fell on something and it went inside me.”
That was the lawyer’s pitiful excuse when he arrived in a Georgia hospital with a smartphone inside him. Because we all shower with our phones, right?
8. The Tree Blossoming In Someone’s Lung
Russian Artyom Sidorkin did the sensible thing when he started coughing up blood – he went to the hospital. There, his amazed doctors discovered that instead of a life threatening condition, he had a tree growing in his lung.
They speculate he must have inhaled the seed and it got trapped and germinated.
Think that’s gross? Wait until you see number 5 on this list.
7. The Bomb In The Soldier
This sounds like a punchline from an awful joke, but Private Channing Moss who served in Afghanistan wasn’t laughing at the time. He was evacuated by helicopter after being hit by a rocket-propelled grenade which didn’t detonate.
Surgery was a very delicate affair as doctors removed the grenade and tried not to kill themselves or their patient.
6. The Missing Vibrator And Salad Tongs
As a general rule, it’s a bad idea to put things in your bottom. Unless they’re well secured, they can get lost. Which is what happened to this gentleman’s vibrator – it went walkies in his interior. This is quite common, apparently. What’s not so common is sticking a set of salad tongs up there to fetch the vibrator back and losing them as well.
That’s not nice, but wait until you find out about the stone baby.