Guy Lives With Pencil in Head for 15 Years
4-inch writing implement probably lodged there after childhood fall
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 29, 2013 10:46 AM CDT
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(Newser) – When a 24-year-old man sought help after years of headaches, constant colds, and worsening vision in one eye, he probably wasn't expecting this to be the reason: Doctors found a 4-inch pencil lodged from his sinus to his pharynx, which had injured his right eye socket. They say he spent 15 years with the pencil in his head. The man, who is from Afghanistan, said he didn't know how the pencil got there but recalled that he once fell badly as a child. The doctors removed the pencil and say the man has recovered.

The case, which was treated by German doctors at Aachen University Hospital in 2011, was presented for the first time at a medical conference this week.

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Professor59
May 30, 2013 9:59 AM CDT
He was playing golf in his foursome and keeping score. There was an argument over how many strokes one of the guys had. One thing led to another.
Rational.-Anarchist
May 30, 2013 7:02 AM CDT
These stupid ragheads don't even know when they are supposed to be dead!
mind_riot
May 30, 2013 6:17 AM CDT
he took it from a girl trying to read . i guess he would have found it faster if it was a number 2 pencil