Thursday, August 12, 2010

Like Two Peas ... in a Lung?

Posted By on Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 4:51 PM

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Holy crap! Remember that schoolyard rumor about swallowing a watermelon seed and a giant watermelon growing in your belly? Well, it’s not entirely untrue.

According to BBC News
, a dude from Massachusetts who had been grappling with a nasty case of emphysema was recently rushed to the hospital only to find out that a pea sprout had been growing … in his lungs.

Doctors conjecture that the man must have swallowed a pea down the wrong pipe, which led to its eventual germination. Luckily, the man had a sense of humor about the whole charade.

“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.

Looks like that Skittle’s commercial wasn’t too far off the mark.

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