Thing You Did Not Need to Know: Bugs and Seeds Can Grow in Your Body

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Since today is Friday the 13th, what better piece of news to bring you than something that will make your skin crawl. Right off the bat we've got a report of a man from Massachusetts who was experiencing shortness of breath and went to the doctor for a diagnosis. He initially thought he had cancer, but an x-ray revealed that the man had a pea seed stuck in his lung that had begun to sprout.

i'm in ur lung, gettin' mistaken 4 cancer

Apparently the man must have been eating some peas and had one go down the wrong pipe. The pea settled in his lung and eventually sprouted and grew about a half-inch long. I don't know about you, but my chest hurts just thinking about this story. Remember when you were a kid and your parents said not to swallow watermelon seeds because they'll grow in your belly? Who knew the urban legend was actually plausible!

Here's an adorable puppy eating some watermelon.
You'll need the palate cleanser before continuing on. Trust me.

Icky Story #2 comes via TMZ, which reported that a former reality show contestant underwent a super disgusting hospital procedure. No, we're not talking about a Rock of Love girl who had to get de-loused and treated for crotch rot. Instead, a woman named Kerry Schwartz who was the winner of VH1's "Frank the Entertainer in a Basement Affair" went to the doctor to get a bug bite checked out. The bite had swollen up pretty bad, and when the doctor sliced open the bump to check it out, he discovered -- brace yourself -- a "nest of insect eggs" buried inside her flesh.

I assume you're making this face right now:

She underwent a two-hour surgery to get the eggs scooped out of her leg.

I think it's safe to say that this is everyone's nightmare. Nobody wants to have creepy crawlies burst out of them like they're a human piñata. That shit ain't right.

Okay, Gross Poll time. Which is worse, having a plant sprout out of your mouth (or, gulp, out the other end) or having bugs burst out of your leg?

Which is worse, a seed growing in your lungs or bug eggs in your leg?

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Well, since you had to go there, I'd nominate this for worstest everrrr:

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