Man Found With Pea Plant Growing Inside Lung

Man Found With Pea Plant Growing Inside Lung

Postby Sionnach Glic » Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:45 pm

Pea plant grows inside man's lung
Peas Can the humble pea grow anywhere?

A Massachusetts man who was rushed to hospital with a collapsed lung came home with an unusual diagnosis: a pea plant was growing in his lung.

Ron Sveden had been battling emphysema for months when his condition deteriorated.

He was steeling himself for a cancer diagnosis when X-rays revealed the growth in his lung.

Doctors believe that Mr Sveden ate the pea at some point, but it "went down the wrong way" and sprouted.

"One of the first meals I had in the hospital after the surgery had peas for the vegetable. I laughed to myself and ate them," Mr Sveden told a local Boston TV reporter.

Mr Sveden said the plant was about half an inch (1.25cm) in size.

"Whether this would have gone full-term and I'd be working for the Jolly Green Giant, I don't know. I think the thing that finally dawned on me is that it wasn't the cancer," Mr Sveden said.

He is currently recovering at home with his wife Nancy, who joked that God must have a sense of humour.


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Re: Man Found With Pea Plant Growing Inside Lung

Postby Sonic Glitch » Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:49 pm

I saw that a few days ago, and believe this best sums up my response:

"This definitely rates about a 9.0 on my weird-shit-o-meter. "
"All this has happened before --"
"But it doesn't have to happen again. Not if we make up our minds to change. Take a different path. Right here, right now."
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Re: Man Found With Pea Plant Growing Inside Lung

Postby Lighthawk » Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:56 pm

Dear god, the pod people have arrived. This is the first stage of their take over attempt!
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Re: Man Found With Pea Plant Growing Inside Lung

Postby McAvoy » Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:12 pm

I saw this too I think on Google News a couple of days ago. Definitely weird.
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Re: Man Found With Pea Plant Growing Inside Lung

Postby Deepcrush » Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:52 pm

Very weird...
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Re: Man Found With Pea Plant Growing Inside Lung

Postby kostmayer » Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:29 pm

Lighthawk wrote:Dear god, the pod people have arrived. This is the first stage of their take over attempt!


Lets hope Riker and Picard are a bit more subtle dealing with this parasitic invasion. They were scraping bits of Remmick off the ceiling for months last time.
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