Fir Tree Found Growing in Russian Man’s Lung

Posted by on April 14th, 2009


When we were little kids, we all asked the question: If I swallow a seed, will it sprout and start growing inside my stomach? Only to be reassured by our parents that no such thing could ever happen. No one ever thought to ask about inhaling a seed. The above x-ray was taken of Artyom Sidorkin’s lung. Surgeons operated on what they believed was a tumor, when they finally got sight of the cancerous growth, they were shocked to find that it was a 5 centimeter piece of Fir Tree. Estimating that it was far too large to pass through the air passageways leading to the lungs, they came to the realization that he must have inhaled a spore, which germinated and started growing in his soft, spongy lung tissue. Sidorkin was just relieved that it wasn’t cancer.

10 Responses to “Fir Tree Found Growing in Russian Man’s Lung”

  1. AndrewMayne Says:

    At least his breath smelled nice.

  2. AaronJones Says:

    His own personal bonsai. Wonder if they were able to keep it and grow it.

  3. Michelle Says:

    I bet that tickled.

  4. Erik Says:

    I guess universities could begin teaching Pulumonary Bonsai classes. I've heard of going green but this is a little overboard. The incident could be put in a sequel to Little Shop of Horrors.

  5. Craigslist Proxy Says:

    Nice post there. Raised a few things I hadn't thought about before. Thx.

  6. Craigslist Proxy Says:

    Interesting post. I have made a twitter post about this. Others no doubt will like it like I did.

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  8. Zayangayle Says:

    ha ha

  9. Andrew Mayne Says:



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  10. aaab Says:

    yea i want to know if he got to keep it and grow it too.