Put This In Your Lungs And Smoke It

Doctors report surprising substance found during operation


Pavle Cikovac (GNU Free Documentation License)

It's not quite as gross as a teratoma, but it is pretty nuts. Russian media are reporting that doctors found a 2-inch fir tree growing in a 28-year-old man's lungs. Of course then along comes a biologist to point out that trees need such things as light. Anyway, I think the surgeon is smirking just a little bit too much.

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