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This is the B roll story all over the news today.http://news.google.com/news?um=1&ned=us&cf=all&ncl=1332653953Could a tree really sprout inside the human body or as I would suspect the story is bunk?
Try this: http://news.google.com/news?pz=1&ned=us&hl=en&q=fir+tree+lung
If the photo from one of the news leads is to be believed, then the reasonable answer is that:No, that is not a fir tree growing in his lung. The morphology of the twig is not consistent with a young tree that has grown from seed - the stem is too thick, the needles are too big and are in the wrong location for a newly regenerated seedling and there are no roots. Although it may be possible to germinate a seed in those conditions, there is no mechanism for photosynthesis to occur and produce chlorophyll. A tree grown under those conditions would therefore not be green.It IS however a bit of conifer, probably a spruce. The section that is in the photo is most likely to be the end of a shoot from a branch that was either inhaled or pierced the body.
Yew appear to have resurrected this old thread and are barking up the wrong tree.
Oh please, I've got the wood on all of you. You should all be sent to an axylem, where you'll sit petrified for the rest of your life.
Is there anyone on the firum from Aldershot?
A pine seed is quite large, I doubt anyone could breath one in without noticing. It would make you cough quite violently. Also those needles are not the leaves of a seedling and the bodies defences would have attacked and destroyed it.
Don't you like puns?I love 'em, especially cinnamon ones with huge dollops of real butter..... Oh no, sorry, that's BUNS!
Maybe his lungs are Fir-ing up
I think he was pining for the old country.