An army bomb squad scrambled to a hospital emergency room in England last week after a man showed up with a mortar shell stuck in his rectum.
If you’re wondering how an armour-piercing anti-tank round from WWII got there in the first place, according to the patient, he “slipped and fell on it.”
According to a witness, the man is a military enthusiast who found the shell while clearing out his house. He put the round on the floor moments before his unfortunate accident
Soldiers from 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment later identified the object as a 57mm by 170mm shell that was typically fired from six-pounder anti-tank guns.
The Ministry of Defense told local news, “We can confirm an Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was called out to Gloucestershire at the request of local police.”
The hospital staff was able to safely remove the item before the police and bomb squad arrived.
Luckily for all involved, the shell was not live and was not at risk of exploding.
The unnamed patient was released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.