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flo's avatar

What does a dart that could end up in your nose and stay there for decades look like?

Asked by flo (13313points) May 14th, 2015

It can’t be this kind:

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Apparently_Im_The_Grumpy_One's avatar

The article said “a piece” of a dart. Modern day journalism took over from there.

Perhaps it was just the tip.

flo's avatar

@Apparently_Im_The_Grumpy_One I saw all “these”: search results, and I don’t see the word “piece” in them. At least the article I linked, which has the photo of two items, (which one is it?) does have that word in it.
But I still don’t understand how it could end up in there, and more interestingly, stay there for soooo long.

snowberry's avatar

It’s a suction cup. Looks like this:

“Easton spoke with The Guardian about a sneezing fit that he endured recently that dislodged the sucker of a toy dart from his nasal cavity, the very same sucker he’d shoved up his nose as a seven-year-old. The sucker, which was the size of a “penny coin,” had been lodged up there for nearly his whole life until he sneezed it out onto his computer at his home in Surrey, England.”

gondwanalon's avatar

Maybe it looks something like a pencil point lodged in a leg for 49 years? I still have a piece of a pencil in my leg from my 5th grade class mate. He was walking back from the pencil sharpener and accidentally jammed the pencil point into my leg where it broke off and remained lodged. He just went back to the pencil sharpener to resharpened his pencil.

Strauss's avatar

I knew a man who had put a US penny up his nose when he was seven. When he was in his late 20’s he started having severe headaches and nosebleeds. One day he just blew the penny out into the tissue, along with some other assorted nasal-related material. His headaches and nosebleeds stopped.

@gondwanalon My brother (age 64 as of this coming June) has a similar pencil point in his arm from his elementary school days.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I think it was the plastic tip to the dart. That was a poorly written article.

flo's avatar

At least the article I linked has the word “piece” in it. Look at the other link I posed in my response. I still don’t get it, even if it’s a piece of the dart, since it’s not something you can sniff up. Every breath you take has to indicate there is something big in one nostril doesn’t it?

Dutchess_III's avatar

From the article “even though his parents had noticed that the rubber tip was missing from the dart.”

flo's avatar

@Dutchess_III Yes it does say that. My question remains.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I guess he just got used to it.

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