Just when you think you’ve heard it all, a little girl in Beijing goes and gets a dandelion removed from her ear that’d been growing there for four months.
Shanghai Daily reports that doctors on Monday strategically removed a dandelion seed that had sprouted and began growing in the ear of a 16-month-old girl after the roots embedded themselves in her ear canal, according to the Beijing Morning Post.
The parents of the girl, who live in the Tongzhou District of Beijing, said that the seed fell into their daughter’s ear some four months ago, but they didn’t pay attention to it until recently when she began scratching at it.
The director of the department at an ear, nose and throat specialist at the Capital Institute of Pediatrics performed the operation, which took 10 minutes and the help of several assistants.
The dandelion seed was described as “tenacious” and difficult to remove.
Yet, in the scheme of bizarre operations involving the removal of foreign objects—what with a man getting a chopstick lodged into his head, a woman swallowing a toothbrush while talking on the phone and a fellow getting an eel removed from his intestines after it mysteriously slithered into his anus—a dandelion growing out of your ear actually sounds kind of pleasant.
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