Thursday, April 16, 2009

Amazing: Tree found growing in man's lung

This headline represents exactly what it says, "Shocked Shocked Russian surgeons open up man who thought he had a tumour... to find a FIR TREE inside his lung." (Daily Mail) The doctors believe the man inhaled a seed, which somehow took root and sprouted in the man's lung. "I thought I was hallucinating," said one of the sugeons. "I was sure I was seeing things."

Pound360 is pretty confused. There's got to be a more rational explanation here. There's got to be more to this story. Trees don't grow in people's lungs. Then again, click on that link above, there's pretty compelling X-rays and a (gnarly, disturbing) picture of the actual tree embedded in tissue.

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I started pound360 to channel my obsession with vitamins, running and the five senses. Eventually, I got bored focusing on all that stuff, so I came back from a one month hiatus in May of 2007 (one year after launching Pound360) and broadened my mumblings here to include all science.