Remember when grandpa told you not to swallow those watermelon seeds? Well, he wasn't screwing around. Some poor sap from Russia just had a fir tree removed from his lung.
Komsomolskaya Pravda daily reports that the 28-year-old patient, Artyom Sidorkin, came to a hospital in the city of Izhevsk in Central Russia last week, complaining that he was experiencing chest pain and coughing up blood.
After submitting to an X-ray the doctors saw a lump in the patient's lung. After a biopsying the lump the doctors pulled out a 5 centimeter fir tree branch out of his lung, complete with needles.
"They told me my coughing blood was not caused by any disease," Sidorkin says. "It was the needles poking the capillaries. It really hurt a lot. But I never felt like I had an alien object inside of me."
The doctors suspect that Sidorkin inhaled a bud, which later grew into the tiny tree. Thus proving that the monsters from Treeple and Treevenge do exist and they are learning how to attack from the inside.