Bomb Squad Called to Defuse WWII Cannon Shell Removed from Man’s Anus

Pulling something out of a person’s butt is like opening a box of chocolates — you never know what you’re going to get. It could be a sex toy, a doll, a bottle, or perhaps a still-living eel. Whatever you find, you can usually throw it away without military invention. Unless it’s an artillery round. …

Man Declared Dead, Found Alive in Mortuary Freezer 7 Hours Later

Some facts of life should be self-evident. For example, dead people don’t come waltzing out of a mortuary outside of religious texts or horror movies. Recently, though, one Indian man managed to flaunt the laws of nature. He died only so that hospital staff could pull him out of the mortuary freezer seven hours later. …

Man Almost Dies After Inserting an Eel Into His Anus to Relieve Constipation

There’s been a lot of talk of potentially fatal alternative medicine lately. Here’s another story to add to the pile. Nobody was intentionally eating toxic amounts of farm animal deworming drugs this time, though. Instead, this Chinese man decided to shove an entire live eel up his ass. But let’s start from the beginning. The …

People Keep Poisoning Themselves with Horse De-Worming Pills Trying to Prevent COVID

Any port in a storm, goes one famous saying. But the same principle really doesn’t apply to medicine. But tell that to the people who are landing themselves in hospitals with an imaginative cure for COVID-19. They’ve started popping pills that are intended for de-worming livestock. The drug in question is called ivermectin. It’s a …

Woman Develops Lactating Mass in Her Armpit After Giving Birth

Pregnancy is a special time for a woman, with her body undergoing many changes to prepare for childbirth. But sometimes those changes go a bit too far. Take, for example, this 26-year-old new mother from Portugal. Her bizarre case was documented in the New England Journal of Medicine on July 29. Two days after giving …