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.
Tap Handle Piercing the Eyeball
57 year old Yi Zhao came into the emergency room one day holding up a piece of plumbing that was lodged into his skull via the tap handle. Apparently he had slipped in his tub and landed in a the worst way possible.
Huge Kidney Stone
Believe it or not this 7-inch kidney stone was found in a patient in Hungary and upon removal it looked like a large deformed ostrich egg.
Bedsprings and Batteries
As you may have noticed, some of the strangest x-ray finds happen to be in prisons. This one is no exception. Prisoners in Raleigh, North Carolina were found trying to smuggle batteries and bed springs in their stomachs. Call us crazy but we’re pretty sure that swallowing batteries is not a good idea.
Hold that Live Ammo
Although hemorrhoids can’t be “pushed” anywhere (they are swollen veins in the lower rectum) someone apparently thought that they were losing their intestines and needed to shove them back up into their body…using a bullet. The operation went well and the bullet was removed although at one point the bomb squad had to be called for fear that it would explode.
Forking a Cockroach
Let’s suppose that you somehow manage to nearly swallow a cockroach and its stuck crawling away in the back of your throat. What do you do? Use a fork! At least that’s what an Israeli woman chose to do with less than optimal results.