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
Don't ever have surgery.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – 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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