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Man has chilli pepper removed from lung

Posted on Sunday, 15 May, 2011 | Comment icon 11 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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A man in China who had been suffering from a cough for over a year had a chilli pepper stuck in his lung.

The man who had been suffering sleepless nights and a persistant cough was found to have had the chilli pepper lodged in his lung the whole time, it turns out he'd choked on it a year ago but hadn't realised the pepper was still inside.

"Wang Yuxiang from Longjiang county visited his local hospital to treat his year-long cough, but doctors soon found the cause to be something rather unusual."

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Comment icon #2 Posted by Doctor_Strangelove on 14 May, 2011, 17:11
I wonder if it was deseeded. Could have sprouted a couple of seedlings in the nice, warm environment of the lung. Not to mention full of sunlight.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Enoonmai on 14 May, 2011, 17:21
They don't need it to sprout, warmth and moisture is all they desire.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Alienated Being on 15 May, 2011, 14:07
Comment icon #5 Posted by Taut on 16 May, 2011, 5:01
I found 3/4 of a partially eaten cheeseburger under a guy's belly fold once. Very attractive odor. No, I'm not joking.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Skeptic Chicken on 16 May, 2011, 5:50
Thats gotta hurt. And @Taut, why exactly were you looking under a guys belly fold?
Comment icon #7 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 16 May, 2011, 14:26
I found 3/4 of a partially eaten cheeseburger under a guy's belly fold once. Very attractive odor. No, I'm not joking. It's time for the said guy to put the fork down then.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Cryptozological Mascot on 16 May, 2011, 17:10
...and my wife says that I inhale MY food!
Comment icon #9 Posted by BaneSilvermoon on 18 May, 2011, 0:47
It's time for the said guy to put the fork down then. Sounds like that might be the problem. He should have finished it :-p
Comment icon #10 Posted by Taut on 19 May, 2011, 9:14
Thats gotta hurt. And @Taut, why exactly were you looking under a guys belly fold? forgot to come back to this one...........I'm an ICU/ER nurse.........we look for strange things, like infection, holes and other weird stuff. It's amazing what we sometimes find...
Comment icon #11 Posted by Skeptic Chicken on 22 May, 2011, 5:17
forgot to come back to this one...........I'm an ICU/ER nurse.........we look for strange things, like infection, holes and other weird stuff. It's amazing what we sometimes find... Thats gotta be both disgusting and interesting Whats the most interesting thing you've found?


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