25 Strangest Things Found in an X-Ray

Posted by on February 28, 2013

While normally x-rays reveal things like broken bones or fluid filled lungs, every once in a while they expose something a little more strange. How strange? Painfully strange. Get ready to cringe because on this list you’ll find everything from knives and wedding rings to cellphones and hand grenades. These are the stories behind the 25 strangest things found in an x-ray.


More Than a Toothache

Apparently Patrick Lawler thought it was just a toothache. Imagine the dentist’s surprise when he found a nail passing from the roof of his mouth all the way up into his brain.


Epic Fail Marriage Proposal

When an unnamed man from New Mexico planned on proposing marriage to his girlfriend he hid the ring in her milkshake. Unfortunately for him she must have been really thirsty that day and his proposal was obviously delayed until the ring completed its journey.


Knife Plunged through the Head

When a trio of young men waiting on a bus tried to stop a robbery back in 2008 one of them ended up with more than he bargained for. He was completely coherent though and made a complete recovery.


Killed with a Nail Gun

Back in 2008 when investigators concluded that Chen Liu was in fact killed with a nail gun no one argued with their findings.


A Pair of Scissors inside the Abdomen

When Australian Pat Skinner came back to the hospital 18 months after surgery complaining of stomach pain the doctors found something they’d lost over a year ago…their surgical scissors!