A pencil in the head for 15 years slowed down a man from Afghanistan only a little bit.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, having a pencil in the head for 15 years is not the only crazy pencil-related news making the rounds lately.
Two second graders were playing with another at Driver Elementary School by pointing pencils at one another. The teacher instructed the two to stop. At first the dangerous duo complied, but then one was suspended for pointing his pencil at another student and making “gun noises.” Still, having a pencil in the head for 15 years probably is not as weird as a teacher who poured pencil shavings down a student’s throat as a “disciplinary measure.” And this teacher wasn’t fired.
The man who had a pencil in his head for 15 years apparently had the pencil lodged in there during a childhood accident. The unnamed man vaguely recalls falling badly once as a child but he’s still not sure how the pencil got in his head.
German doctors reviewed the case and removed the pencil in his head after 15 years of suffering:
“Aachen University Hospital says the 24-year-old man from Afghanistan sought help in 2011 after suffering for years from headaches, constant colds and worsening vision in one eye. A scan showed that a 10-centimeter (4-inch) pencil was lodged from his sinus to his pharynx and had injured his right eye socket.”
One might wonder how he didn’t realize he had a pencil in his head for 15 years… heck, even this little girl notice earlier than that.