You’ve probably heard some variant of this horror story. Man consumes seed, seed sprouts inside his body. Awfulness ensues.
A pea sprouted in his lung. Doctors speculate that the man had eaten peas at some point and one must have gone down the wrong pipe. The rest is his story.
The man seems in pretty good spirits, but I suppose peas growing in your lung is better than a cancerous tumor.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen this kind of thing. Bank in April 2009, a man in Russia had a small fir tree growing in his lung. The growth was found when the lung was opened up in preparation for surgery. And you people thought pine mouth syndrome was unpleasant.
If you get diagnosed with lung cancer, don’t be afraid to call a Master Arborist for a second opinion.
Of course we may actually be witness to modern examples of the Hundred-knot Bamboo Tree. Joined together immediately, fell apart immediately. There is also a possibility that one of these patients is realizing the ultimate fate for the selfish, obsessed seed lover. Someone should look into that.