Weirdest "Believe it or not" Stories

  1. Thought I would start a "most bizzare" story thread, not for the faint of heart. But then we are nurses, nothing makes us sick, huh? This is a true story as reported on CNN:

    A woman was working in a post office in Calif. One day she licked the envelopes and postage stamps instead of using a wet sponge. That very day the lady cut her tongue on the envelope. a week later, she noticed an abnormal swelling of her tongue. She went to the doctor, and they found nothing wrong. Her tongue was not sore or anything. A couple of days later, her tongue started to swell more, and it began to get really sore so sore, that she could not eat. She returned to the hospital, and demanded something be done. the doctor took an x-ray of her tongue, and noticed a lump.

    He prepared her for minor surgery. When he cut her tongue open, a live roach crawled out. there were roach eggs on the seal of the envelope and the egg was able to hatch inside her tongue because of her saliva. It was a warm and moist environment.....Eeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwww.......Don't think I will EVER lick an envelope or stamp again. Pass the Glue stick or wet sponge please. ........Next.....
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  3. by   leesonlpn
    eeeyooooo !!!!hand me a k basin quick!
  4. by   EndoRN
    Hmmmm......that's a real oldie. I got it in a chain E-mail last year.
  5. by   Hypoxic Pixel Eyes
    What a warm mothers day story that roach will have to pass down to other anthropods!

    I believe the saliva would have digested the egg before a week had passed.
    I don't think the shell of the imature roach would be dense enough to show up on an x-ray.

    None the less, what a wonderfuly creepy story.
    Keep them coming.I love that kind of stuff!