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Not just cockroaches: Here are other crazy objects found in people’s skulls

Warning: This post may cause you to believe something is residing in your skull. Don’t worry, it's all in your head.
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An American Cockroach

Doctors removed a cockroach from a woman's nasal cavity this week.

This week, The Times of India reported on a 42-year-old Indian woman who went to the emergency room complaining of a severely painful “tingling, crawling sensation” in her head. Two sets of doctors couldn’t figure out the cause of her pain, but the third set finally made a breakthrough: They determined it was a “foreign body that seemed to be mobile,” ordered a scan, and found a living, fully-grown cockroach lodged inside her nasal

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