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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...

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...

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...

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