And you think you have a headache?

At least you don’t have a pencil stuck in your head!

pencil203.jpgA woman in Germany who has spent 55 years with part of a pencil inside her head has finally had it removed. Margret Wegner fell over carrying the pencil when she was four. It punctured her cheek and part of it went into her brain, above the right eye. The 59-year-old has suffered headaches and nosebleeds for most of her life. Read the full article here.

Or a bullet!

A Chinese woman who has had a 3 cm long bullet embedded in her head for the last 64 years has finally had it removed.

Jin Guangying, 77, came under fire in September 1943 as she was delivering lunch to her father, a soldier stationed in eastern Jiangsu province. Mrs Jin was a 13-year-old girl when she was shot in the head in Xinyi County, Jiangsu, during a gunfight between Chinese and Japanese soldiers. She was one of the few survivors. Read the rest of the article here.

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