Friday, November 23, 2007

Hairballs! (warning: slightly gross pictures)

A friend sent me two interesting (to me, anyway!) sites concerning giant hairballs, a.k.a. bezoars, human and otherwise. Mostly human.

Doctors untangle the strange case of the giant hairball!

Examples of various types of bezoars from cattle, humans, mummies, etc.

The "omnivore" label is tongue-in-cheek, obviously--the first person ate, well, anything!

1 comment:

MathewK said...

Good grief!! Who eats their own hair, i can't stand it when a small strand ends up in the mouth, stop the presses until i get it out. And she's been eating it for years!!