Golf balls and Toothbrush holders removed from rectums in the US
What do soap, a billiard ball and an ice pick have in common?
Ordinarily not much, but during 2014 each of these (plus a whole lot more) were removed from the orifices of patients at emergency rooms in the United States.
Website deadspin.com compiled a list of objects that somehow entered people’s bodies in the past year after examining the US Consumer Product Safety Commission’s database of emergency room visits.
Soap, a diamond and a screw were all popular finds in people’s ears, while a toothpicks, fishing sinker and sponges were found in people’s noses.
At the other end of the scale (both figuratively and physilogically), a golf ball, a toothbrush holder and tent stakes needed to be removed from people’s rectums.
The website has listed the objects according to which orifice they were found in.
Air freshener bead
Jewel from toy crown
Tip of dart
"Put tissue in his ear one month ago and feels like it is still there."
Nipple from baby bottle
Miniature hockey puck
"Used a metal coat hanger to swat a bee off of his neck and coat hanger went up nostril."
Grill brush bristles
"Had a button in hand, went to sneeze, tried to cover mouth with hand and inhaled button."
Silver Christmas ornament
Foil from baked potato
Cookie wrapped in cellophane
"Stuck a nail in urethra then it migrated up into the bladder"
Long plastic hand of stirring spoon
"Inserted a long balloon in penis to have girlfriend blow up for sexual stimulation and it broke."
Plastic handle of scissors
"A large amount of sand."
Bag of crystal meth
"One battery and three coins"
"Put a bag of money in vagina to hide it from husband."
Candle air freshener
Can of spray paint
Shaving cream can
"Beer bottle up rectum and bottle broke when tried to retrieve bottle with pliers."
Metal toilet paper holder
Rolled up stack of plastic rubbish bags