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Man sneezes out toy dart after 44 years

By T.K. Randall
May 13, 2015 · Comment icon 16 comments

The dart was a toy version with a sucker on the end instead of a sharp tip. Image Credit: PD - Wiki
A man has sneezed out a toy dart that had been stuck up his nose for more than four decades.
51-year-old Steve Easton had been suffering from a blocked nose for as long as he could remember - an irritating ailment that often saw him waking up in the night with a dose of the sniffles and a headache that he had been attributing to hayfever.

To his surprise however he managed to clear the blockage with one almighty sneeze after the end of a toy dart, which had seemingly been lodged in his nasal cavity since he was a child, came shooting out of his nose like a cork from a bottle.

"I started a sneezing fit and it came out my left nostril," he said. "I thought, 'What's this? Where the hell has this come from?' and pulled out this rubber sucker. I was completely blown away."
It later emerged that Easton had been taken to hospital by his parents as a youngster after they noticed that one of the rubber tips from the toy darts he had been playing with was missing.

"Steve said he'd swallowed it and there was just one of these darts without a tip," said his mother.

"I took him to the hospital and they spent a lot of time looking for it but in the end they said perhaps it was a mistake. I knew it wasn't and it's always worried me and then now it has suddenly shot out."

Source: Telegraph | Comments (16)

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Comment icon #7 Posted by Infernal Gnu 9 years ago
This is snot funny. What if the expelled dart had killed someone?
Comment icon #8 Posted by Dinosaur Jr 9 years ago
He must be feeling so great right now, kinda like how I felt after my deviated nasal septum surgery. So much more oxygen to breathe! I felt so good.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Dark_Grey 9 years ago
"There's a crayon in my brain?" *Homer points to nose*
Comment icon #10 Posted by Robert1 9 years ago
For forty four years, this guy didn't bother to find out what was wrong with him? I would have had it checked out years ago.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Blurfoot 9 years ago
"There's a crayon in my brain?" *Homer points to nose* One of my favourite Simpsons episodes! I wonder if this guy has lost any IQ points since the dart was dislodged.
Comment icon #12 Posted by ancient astronaut 9 years ago
What the hell was he thinking?
Comment icon #13 Posted by Use your brain 9 years ago
It was the tip of one of the kind of darts I will link you to, so his nose had to have a near 100% blockage for 40 years http://www.amazon.com/Dart-Gun-Toy-Inch/dp/B0090NOI92
Comment icon #14 Posted by Sunny Day 9 years ago
I bet he snored like a tractor. I'm wondering why/how a 7 year old would get it up their nose? He was past the toddler stage by then
Comment icon #15 Posted by pallidin 9 years ago
Huh. Maybe that would explain his neighbors missing motorcycle as well.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Sir Smoke aLot 9 years ago
Sure, i believe him

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