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Florida 8-Year-Old Nearly Killed by Pencil

When Kolston Moradi punctured an artery, two teachers came to the rescue

(Newser) - Teacher Mandi Kapopoulos noticed a trail of juice in the hallway Nov. 1 at Equestrian Trails Elementary in Florida and followed it. That's when she saw third-grader Kolston Moradi and realized it wasn't juice. “There were pools of blood at his feet and his whole shirt was... More »

Guy Lives With Pencil in Head for 15 Years

4-inch writing implement probably lodged there after childhood fall

(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... More »

Woman Has Pencil Removed From Brain After 55 Years

Carry your pencils eraser-side up!

(Newser) - A German woman had a pencil removed from her brain after living with it for 55 years. Margret Wegner fell down while holding a pencil when she was four years old, jamming it into her brain and leading to a lifetime of headaches and nosebleeds. Surgeons finally removed most of... More »

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