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Stuck Up! A Book About Objects Found Inside People


Gross. And yet, I am curious. Stuck Up! 100 Objects Inserted and Ingested In Places They Shouldn’t Be by Rich E. Dreben, Murdoc Knight, and Marty A. Sindhian (all doctors) is exactly what it sounds like – it’s a compendium of the strange (or commonplace, except for its location, I suppose) objects found in the body cavities of people. Objects include but are not limited to Barbie dolls, iPods, extension cords and much more.

I’m not sure if the selection presented in this book sticks only to discoveries…um… rectal in nature, but if it includes ears and noses, then children are going to account for a lot of the entries, including beans, crayons, and more. Children are forever stuffing things up their noses and into their ears.

For a less vomit-inducing but related and equally fascinating adventure, check out our feature on Things Found in Books. The surprising list includes such gems as a strip of bacon (expired), a cockroach (also expired), a rookie Mickey Mantle baseball card, a selection of 1970s porn, cash, dried flowers and much more. Recently someone in Vancouver had a couple of live bedbugs crawl out of a library book. I would never stop screaming.

This is a pretty nauseating blog post. Happy Friday!

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Beth Carswell

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3 Responses to “Stuck Up! A Book About Objects Found Inside People”

  1. This is totally Blair Witch type stuff. The images were all fake. Did a bit of research and this is what I found. Great work by the illustrator but totally fictitious. Fune though.

  2. @ Steveo- They have three M.D.’s listed as the authors on this book. So you’re gonna need to put in some references to back up an allegation like that, bud! Sites, names, articles, something!
    And until such references are posted, I’d advise anyone who reads that to either disregard it, or do the research themselves!

  3. Richard Davies

    I went out with a nurse for a year and I can assure these stories are true.

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