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Man unaware of 12 cm knife stuck in head

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A 63-year-old Pole suffering headaches and lack of appetite was reportedly completely unaware that a 12 cm long knife blade stuck in his head was the source of his woes. Physicians in Bialystok were shocked to find the knife blade lodged in the cranium of the unidentified patient. The man suspects he sustained the injury after falling off a kitchen stool when he was drunk, but noticed no blood and had no major pain at the time. He later found the handle of his favourite knife but the blade had mysteriously vanished. Doctors simply pulled the blade out of the man’s head without any complications, and the man was sent home with a clean bill of health after only two days in hospital.

Sydney Morning Herald, March 2005. Contributed by Ian Scott.

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