Some of these stories about foreign objects lodged in people’s bodies in various ways are horrible but also amusing:

When a 47-year-old man with a 30-year pack-a-day smoking history came into hospital with a chronic cough and an X-ray showing an opaque white haze in the lower zone of his right lung, his doctors suspected carcinoma.

On closer inspection, they found a “mustard coloured foreign body” that turned out to be a plastic toy witches’ hat from a Playmobil set had been wedged in his lung since he was seven years old.