A Saudi man forgot a piece of paper he used to cheat in the school examination inside his ear for nearly 20 years before discovering it when he started to feel excruciating pains this week, a newspaper reported on Sunday.
The man said the paper helped him pass the examination and graduate from the secondary class before joining the university.
“He graduated from the university then got married and had children, but he forgot all about that paper he had stuffed deep inside his ear,” Al Watan daily said.
“As he was getting old, he started to feel severe pain in his ear…at the clinic, he was told by the doctor a piece of paper is causing the pain.”
The paper said the man had the slip extracted out of his ear but decided to keep it and show it to his sons “to advise them not to commit the same mistake he had committed.”
It did not identify the man or mention where he lives in Saudi Arabia.
Man who used to eat mud has 500 stones inside body
Saudi doctors struggled for hours go remove small stones stuck inside the body of a local man who used to ear mud when he was young.
The unnamed man, in his 40s, was admitted to hospital in the western Saudi town of Makkah with severe abdominal pains and X-ray images showed he had hundreds of stones that caused inflammation in his pancreas and other organs.
Doctors at Makkah Medical Centre said the patient underwent a surgery during which around 500 stones were extracted out of his gallbladder and other parts of his body.
“When he was asked about his eating habits, the patient said that he loved eating mud when he was young. “He said he was doing so to avoid fatty foods on the grounds they harmful to the heart,” Okaz newspaper said.
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