Tree Grows in Man's Lung

It is true, but it hasn't grown, it has just remained green. This has happened before:

http://www.aftonbladet.se/kropphalsa/article4924316.ab
This is from a highly respected swedish newspaper, those here from sweden can confirm the validity of the story. The article also mentions yet another that had a small branch of a tree in the lung.

The first one had got it there when he tried a survival course in which he had to eat from a tree, the other got it there when she was a child (I think).

Both had the branches there for a very long time (several years, or even decades).

Since these are swedish headlines I don't know if they have been reported elsewhere for a english translation. (and why do the spellcheck think english is bogus?)
 
Conifers can root from a cutting, such as a stem. I've rooted many a redwood tree from short [3-4 cm] cuttings, and other conifers can also grow roots from stem tissue and can be propagated from cuttings.

A germinated seed will not produce chlorophyl unless exposed to sunlight. Germinating seeds are typically pale until they reach the sunlight.

A green cutting will retain its chlorophyl, even when kept in the dark, for many months. Check your mulch pile for green cuttings buried under dead leaves, and you'll often find that they will have rooted, and are still green, yet not exposed to the sun. Just moisture and nutrients - same as in the lungs.

So, it is highly plausible that an inhaled conifer cutting could root inside a lung.
 
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Ok, so he inhaled a piece of branch. How the hell didn't he notice that ?
 
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Could be worse, this poor tree had a man sized tumour in it. [Harold and Bob(tree) from the Fallout series]
 
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Could be worse, this poor tree had a man sized tumour in it. [Harold and Bob(tree) from the Fallout series]

Ah yes, I thought of them as well when I first saw this thread :D
Poor Harold.. perhaps I shouldn't have used my flamethrower on him.. :(
 
So, it is highly plausible that an inhaled conifer cutting could root inside a lung.

But that twig supposedly from the man's lungs had no roots, at least no roots are visible in the pictures!
So it couldn't have grown from a seed.


Secondly, how come they cut out such a large portion of his lungs?
 
OK, this guy had a piece of spoon in his lung and he had all kinds of health problems after wards.
I just wanna know, how do you end up inhaling the handle of a spoon while eating? I can understand the tine of a fork, but the handle???

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A Wilmington man thinks his mysterious health problems have been solved. Part of a Wendy's fast food restaurant spoon was recently recovered from John Manley's left lung.

He had been sick for more than two years, with breathing problems, fatigue and pneumonia. He visited numerous doctors, and underwent various courses of treatment, but no one could figure out what went wrong.

Finally, after a long hospital stay, a doctor put a camera down Manley's throat and saw the piece of plastic. A doctor at Duke got it out a week ago.

"Normally when I come out of anesthesia, I'm a little frisky, so I told him to stay at arm's reach but when I got this thing out he said that I was trying to hug him and kiss him because I could breathe! I haven't been able to breathe for two years," described Manley.

The actual Wendy's spoon is still at Duke for pathology.

Manley used to do home improvements, and said he used to visit Wendy's, and eat quickly if he was in a hurry on a job.
 
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