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Man has chilli pepper removed from lung

Posted on Sunday, 15 May, 2011 | Comment icon 12 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

Image credit: CC 2.0 Dennis Wong

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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Recent comments on this story
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
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
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
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
Thats gotta be both disgusting and interesting Whats the most interesting thing you've found?

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