Apr 17, 2009

"Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree...."


This actual sentence appeared in the UK’s Guardian yesterday:

"And so to the Urals, where medics are reported to have removed a tiny fir tree from a man's lung, after he complained of chest pains." That's right, an actual fir tree. A really small one, at least. "Before doctors opened him up, they were convinced he had lung cancer. Now, they're convinced [28-year-old Artyom Sidorkin] inhaled a seed, which sprouted inside him.”

Now, before you hypochondriacs latch on to a new medical fear, we must point out that the original story has also graced the pages of Pravda, that bastion of journalistic integrity. So, caveat emptor everyone, if you are inclined to buy this story.

(Thanks Leopolis!)

5 comments:

Leopolis said...

Gives new meaning to all the recent media talk about "green shoots"...

Ern said...

Sweetest X-ray ever.

BabaYaga said...

I will never eat seeded watermelon again.

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