There’s a certain gag from the guys over at Jackass that comes to mind. Something to do with a condom and toy car. We thought that would be the weirdest thing found on an X-ray but boy were we wrong. There’s a whole host of strange objects that have unexpectedly popped up thanks to this groundbreaking medical technique, and thankfully some really terrible people have taken the time to post some examples online. Enjoy!
Most everyone reading this article will know exactly what an X-ray is and why it’s used, but do you really understand how it works? Technically known as radiology, or “an imaging technique that uses electromagnetic radiation other than visible light, especially X-rays, to view the internal structure of a non-uniformly composed and opaque object,” the practice of using X-rays for medical imagery has saved countless lives, and helped even more particularly clumsy children who like to fall off of high places like trees and the roofs of cars.
The accounts of the general discovery are conflicting although it is believed by many scholars and historians that it was on November 8, 1895, when German physics professor Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen discovered the X-ray and noted that, while it could pass through human tissue, it could not pass through bone or metal.
Röntgen created a picture of his wife’s hand on a photographic plate, making it the first ever photograph of a human body part using X-rays, which in turn gave birth to the idea of using the technology in the field of medicine. Supposedly, when she saw the picture, his wife said, “I have seen my death.”
On to the list…
According to the Daily Mail this X-ray of a 40-year-old man reveals a pestle, which he said entered his rectum when he “slipped while cooking Malaysian food.”
Images shared by medical staff on Radiopaedia, a teaching and reference website founded by an Australian radiology student in 2005, show unusual items medical staff around the world have found inside patients’ rectums, such as in this case – a bottle.
We’ve all been told certain foods tend to bite back but I don’t think this is what they had in mind. Apparently a bulldog named Prince Edward took a liking to his owner’s dentures, requiring surgery to remove the pearly-white’s before returning the duo’s lives back to the norm of TV-Dinners and late night variety shows (that last bit is conjecture).
…it’s another one for the bum; I’m beginning to think mankind has a little bit of a problem. At first glance such an object would have left just about any TSA agent feeling uneasy, both before and after the object’s eventual discovery. Turned out, it was a bottle of deodorant.
The official autopsy report said this man was killed by the usage of a nail gun. Was the X-ray even necessary?