Fir Tree Grows in Man's Lungs
A Russian man complaining of pain in his chest is said to have had a fir tree growing there. We have our doubts about this one, but here's what's being reported: Doctors went in and were shocked to find the tiny tree. They say the 2-inch (5 cm) "branch" is too big to have been swallowed and so the man must have inhaled a seed that later sprouted. Remember this next time you stick watermelon seeds in your ear or swallow a cherry pit.
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