Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Faithful readers may remember how I had a piece of glass stuck in my heel for nearly a month last fall. Well, this kid from my hometown of Perkasie, Pa., has got me beat by a mile: He had a piece of tape stuck in his right lung for two years! Incidentally, if you're as fascinated with foreign objects in human bodies as I am, you most definitely need to visit the Mütter Museum at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, which boasts an impressive collection of objects swallowed and removed - and the instruments used to remove them. Good stuff.