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Lung Plant

We know we should eat our vegetables, but we have to be careful not to inhale them. A Massachusetts man who was rushed to the hospital with breathing problems discovered that there was a pea plant growing in his lung.

Since Ron Sveden thought he had lung cancer, he was relieved at the diagnosis. Since peas are actually seeds, one of them embedded itself in his lung after it "went down the wrong way" and sprouted there, eventually growing to half an inch in size.

BBC News quotes Sveden as saying, "One of the first meals I had in the hospital after the surgery had peas for the vegetable. I laughed to myself and ate them." But he was careful not to inhale them.

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