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    The man with a pencil in his head

    Pencil extracted from Afghan man's head
    German doctors say an Afghan man who for years suffered from headaches, a runny nose and eyesight problems was found to have a 10-centimetre (four-inch) pencil lodged in his head
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22699975

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-...fter-15-years/

    A 20-month-old girl from New Boston, N.J. accidentally fell off the sofa when drawing and impaled herself through the right eye with a colored pencil. Remarkably, it missed every major blood vessel, nerve and artery and was successfully removed by doctors at Boston Children's Hospital.

    In Dec. 2011, the British Medical Journal reported on a 76-year-old woman who went to a U.K. hospital with unexplained weight loss, only for doctors to find a felt-tip pen had been lodged in her body for at least 25 years. Not only did the pen miss perforating the small intestine, it still was able to write once doctors pulled it out.

    In 2007, a German woman had a pencil removed from her head after it was lodged there during a childhood accident a remarkable 55 years earlier. A piece of a pencil about four-fifths of an inch long could not be removed.
    Support pen control!

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    Get the lead out. The man had #2 on his mind.

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    Stories Sould like the old Ripley's Beleive It or Not......!

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    Pencil neck, meet pencil head.

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    When asked how the pencil had got there he recalled that as a boy he had once fallen and had a serious nosebleed.
    ........ ........

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    Quote Originally Posted by oh_gal View Post
    Pencil neck, meet pencil head.
    And he couldn't remember anything, as if his memories had been erased.

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    Guess while he had the pencil in his head, he was always in his write mind.
    JMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrackerSam View Post
    And he couldn't remember anything, as if his memories had been erased.
    Now he keeps missing the point!
    JMO

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    He started telling people his name was Eberhard Faber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oh_gal View Post
    Pencil neck, meet pencil head.
    NOT FOR THE EASILY OFFENDED. Political correctness warnings, etc. etc.

    "Classy" Freddie Blassie, 'Pencil Neck Geek' (YouTube)


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    His friends thought that it was odd that he always wanted to wear yellow clothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctkid View Post
    His friends thought that it was odd that he always wanted to wear yellow clothing.
    But he was still a sharp dresser, except when he dyed his hair orange.

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    Not only did the pen miss perforating the small intestine, it still was able to write once doctors pulled it out.
    Bahahaha! I had this vision of the surgeon plucking the pen out: *SCRIBBLESCRIBBLE* "Hey it's still good!"

    Pencil guy could feasibly suffer a profound sense of loss after losing his inner writing implement. His confidence might be sketchy, to the point of asking:

    "2B or not to 2B?"

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    Aussies of a certain vintage will get this one
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    Quote Originally Posted by oh_gal View Post
    Pencil neck, meet pencil head.
    Ever hear the expression 'pencil.....never mind.

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