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1/22/2020 12:12:56 PM
Posted: 9/19/2009 3:28:50 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2009 3:33:24 AM EST by captainpooby]
http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/09/18/spoon.in.lung/index.html


(CNN) –– "I know I didn't chow down on a spoon!" declared John Manley, who recently discovered that an eating utensil was the source of his two years of ill health, coughing, vomiting and pain.

The Wilmington, North Carolina, resident had surgery last week to remove part of a plastic spoon from his lung. And it wasn't just any old plastic spoon; it came from the fast-food chain Wendy's, with the restaurant logo clearly visible on the handle.

"It must have been in the food or drink," Manley told CNN affiliate WECT.

His doctor found the spoon after looking into his lungs with an endoscope, a medical instrument with a long, thin tube containing a light and a video camera.

"He explained that there was an object down there, and it had writing on it," Manley said. "It spelled out 'Wendy's' on one side and 'hamburgers' on the other, and I was a little floored."

So were his relatives, who, when they were telephoned with the news, were eating ... Wendy's.

How in the hell?


ETA: If he was using it as a coke spoon, he had a BIG habit.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 3:40:12 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 3:49:36 AM EST
part of a plastic spoon


Probably just a tine off of a spork.


Link Posted: 9/19/2009 3:53:01 AM EST
Originally Posted By Dumpster_Baby:
part of a plastic spoon


Probably just a tine off of a spork.

http://jodifabulous.blogware.com/spork.jpg


IIRC "Wendy's" is written on the handle.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 3:53:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2009 3:54:22 AM EST by BlacksheepEG]
ETA wow I suck at hotlinking today

Pics of the spoon at about 0:35
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcR0QzRkXtI
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 4:03:00 AM EST
How does a spoon end up in your lung?

Eh doc, you are never gonna believe this, but..........................
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 4:29:22 AM EST
"one in a million, Doc, one in a million"



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