Doctors are often amazed at what patients manage to ingest or insert in their bodies. Now, a picture book of X-rayed items has been published by a trio of physicians.
The X-rays are all in a new book called Stuck Up! 100 Objects Inserted and Ingested in Places They Shouldn't Be. The book is co-authored by an emergency room physician and two other doctors. We doubt the patient's going to be able to pass the salt, or the pepper mill, or the eggbeater, or the chopsticks.
"Most commonly we do see long slender objects because that's form fitting."
We're not going to dwell on how these everyday objects ended up where the sun don't shine. Most of the time it's not an accident, though often that's what people claimed.
"'I accidentally fell on an object.' That's probably the most common accidental story you'll hear."
Who hasn't sat on their glasses, really really hard, while nude? The doctors say the X-rays are real, though outlines of some objects are graphically enhanced so the reader can easily see them - everything from a computer mouse to a cassette tape.
A more recent X-ray displays an iPod Nano. We can only imagine its playlist. And how did that gun get stuck there? The good news is the gun wasn't loaded, though maybe the patient was.
You probably thought a light bulb goes off in your head. How about a light bulb in someone's gut? And a string of Christmas lights. The series Scrubs did a whole episode on the subject.
But the doctor's favorite found objects are action figures. Poor Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story. He said "to infinity and beyond", not "behind." Then there is Barbie, but it isn't her dream house she's in.