Grossest Things Pulled From the Human Body

How about a 10-pound hairball?
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 12, 2010 5:07 PM CDT
Grossest Things Pulled From the Human Body
Don't ever have surgery.   (Getty Images)

Humanity pulls appalling stunts so routinely they're the norm, but some things are truly disturbing. Cracked runs down a list of the seven most terrifying things to ever be pulled from a human body:

  • A hairball: Surgeons pulled a 10-pound, foot-long one out of 18-year-old woman in Chicago in 2007. She apparently suffered from a disorder that made her eat her hair. "A lot."
  • Brainworm: Blurry vision with headaches? Pray for a brain tumor, lest you wind up like the woman who had a tapeworm in her brain stem—most likely from "ingesting human fecal matter." Bon appetit!

  • A 1-foot surgical instrument: Docs wouldn't believe a 57-year-old "even though his daughter was able to point to a hard foreign object clearly poking out of him." The culprit? Tweezers left behind during surgery.
  • Man fetus: An Indian man who'd looked pregnant his entire life actually had a fetus inside him. Turns out it was his unformed twin.
For the rest of this horrific list—which does not pair well with lunch, or even a good, stiff cocktail—click here.
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