Saturday, April 18, 2009

Fir Crying Out Loud

Just Looking For A Tree Surgeon

Astonished surgeons at Izhevsk Hospital in Russia have removed a two-inch-long fir tree growing inside a patient's lungs. Doctors believe he breathed in a tiny seed which then began growing in his lung and that the agony was caused by the plant's needle-like leaves digging into his lung.

FOOTNOTE: Spruced up.

16 comments:

Merisi said...
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Merisi said...

Stealthily, a tree grew in Brooklyn, er, his lung.
Tree surgeon, to the rescue! ;-)

Tracie said...

and you thought you couldn't grow melon when swallowing a seed! LOL ;)

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Wonders never cease! Firtunately for him, a good surgeon wasn't hard to find.

Jazz said...

I have trouble believing this, but what do I know...

Leslie: said...

My mother always warned us not to eat apple seeds or a tree would grow inside us. Hmmm...maybe she had something there! lol

Shadow said...

no! this is another one of those childhood one of beans growing in your stomach or out your ears if you don't wash them properly...

Muthering Heights said...

This blows my mind. How did it grow without any light?

Maggie May said...

I saw this in one of our papers.
My grandma used to say to us as kids, "If you swallow tomato pips, you will get a tree grow in your stomach"
She was almost right!

Lanny said...

Bizarre! Someone should have told him not in inhale.

Akelamalu said...

I read about this - Amazing! It was good news for him though that it wasn't a tumour after all. :0

Lola said...

Uh oh, what about me? I swallowed a fly...

Eddie Bluelights said...

Wonder if the patient suffered from pins and needles!

Cath said...

Amazing! Just... amazing!

Kirti said...

Oh Fir Pete's sake!

Old Wom Tigley said...

It sounded very Pine-full David.. :O)