Tiny Tree Found In Man's Lung

Russian surgeons say they've removed a two-inch fir tree growing inside a man's lung. Doctors x-rayed the man's lung and saw what they believed was a tumor, but when they cut the tissue they discovered green needles.

Artyom Sidorkin, who's 28-years-old, came to the hospital complaining of pain in his chest and that he was coughing blood. He believes he inhaled the branch.

A botanist said the fir tree could not have been growing in the lung, because a plant needs light to grow. But surgeons believed the fir plant was actually growing in the man's lung.


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  • by The Wise One Location: NC on Apr 15, 2009 at 10:04 AM
    Crazy Russians. WITN, have you been snooping around on WRAL's website under "strange stories" again?
  • by Anonymous on Apr 15, 2009 at 08:55 AM
    Right. This is the first case ever? Sure. I think the April fools has gone a little to far.
  • by Ted Location: Greenville on Apr 15, 2009 at 08:52 AM
    This story is absolutely 100% false. Not really sure what the Russians hope to gain by putting out such an obvious lie.
  • by reader Location: nc on Apr 15, 2009 at 07:47 AM
    How dumb do these people think we are?If you believe this, then you'll believe anything you read.
  • by Renee Location: Here on Apr 15, 2009 at 07:20 AM
    hahaha, this is just too funny! WTH? is right!! haha
  • by Robert Location: Greenville on Apr 15, 2009 at 05:52 AM
    Must have been the Grey Goose. Lol.
  • by V Location: NC on Apr 15, 2009 at 05:32 AM
    J...I know, right?? I know when I inhale a gnat!! But a branch?? What in the world!
  • by J Location: Gville on Apr 15, 2009 at 05:22 AM
    I'm pretty sure I would remember if I inhaled a tree branch. Seriously.
  • by sbk Location: Belhaven on Apr 15, 2009 at 05:18 AM
    Huh? WTH?
  • by Anonymous on Apr 15, 2009 at 05:10 AM
    unbelieveable!
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