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Sinclair Skinner, Omar Karim, Adrian Fenty, D.C.'s Certified Business Enterprise program, and the Trout Report - 16 Jan 2016 23:07

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[[html]]<img class="size-full wp-image-5323 alignnone" title="sinclairskinner" src="http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/looselips/files/2011/03/sinclairskinner.jpg" alt="Sinclair Skinner and the Trout Report" width="500" height="333" /><br><br>Pick a scandal that involves District taxpayers getting screwed, and theres a healthy chance youll find some form of abuse of the Certified Business Enterprise program.<br><br>The District, like many jurisdictions, has a well-intentioned and very politically popular law that gives certified small, local, and disadvantaged businesses (known as CBEs) preferential treatment when bidding on city contracts. The justification for the program, according to District code, is threefold: (1) stimulate and expand the local District of Columbia tax base; (2) increase the number of viable opportunities for District residents; and (3) extend economic prosperity to local business owners, their employees, and the communities they serve.<br><br>In plain English, the CBE program gives minority-owned small businesses in the District opportunities to get off the ground that they might not find in the private sector. But the local CBE program always seems to be in the news for the wrong reasons.<br><br>Last year, an independent investigation found that CBEs that won contracts with the citys technology office often do little more than find applicants to fill open jobs…and often win awards despite bidding up to 12 percent higher than other vendors, the Washington Business Journal reported.<br><br><img src="http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=154602153" width="386" /><br><br>Trips to the archives show plenty of problems with bigger, non-minority contractors teaming up with minority contractors to win bids, only to stiff their partners once the contracts are signed. The messy fight over the Districts lottery contract was largely between connected CBEs and their political allies. The prevailing view among cynical long-time political watchers is that the CBE program lets a fortunate few, especially those with connections, enrich themselves at the citys expense. Any time theres a chance for a company to get preferential treatment from the city, after all, theres a chance for someone to help out their friends.<br><br>The latest example: The D.C. Councils investigation into whether former Mayor Adrian Fenty steered millions of dollars worth of park construction contracts to his fraternity brothers. The investigation, led by attorney Robert Trout (which is why everyone calls it the Trout report) found that Fenty, himself, did nothing wrong.<br><br>But the report was not so kind to Fentys fraternity brothers, Omar Karim and Sinclair Skinner. Trout recommends that the U.S. Attorneys Office, which could grant immunity to reluctant witnesses, investigate, among other things, whether Karim and Skinner engaged in an illegal pay-to-play scheme.<br><br>Trout hasnt been shy about saying he thinks Skinner, possibly with Karims help, ripped off taxpayers for more <a href="http://www.moodle.wsjo.edu.pl//user/view.php?id=276005&course=1">evowpthemes</a> than $500,000 by adding an unnecessary and expensive layer of management to the contracting process.<br><br>And how did they get into position to commit said alleged rip-off? The CBE program.<br><br>The Trout report details how established Virginia-based developers, Sean and Thomas Regan, were looking to pair with a CBE to boost their chances of winning <a href="http://www.sdbe.gov.cn/eduForum/user/profile/727739.page">Evo</a> District construction contracts. The Regans considered a number of different [CBE] firms, including firms on the D.C. Public Schools facilities division approved contractor list, the report says. But they wound up with a CBE that wasnt on that list, Karims Banneker Ventures, at the suggestion of Fentys former development director, David Jannarone. Jannarone has a long friendship with both Fenty and Skinner, who hes gone on trips with to Brazil and the Dominican Republic.<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Y4DqiYOEJyU&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Y4DqiYOEJyU&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>When the Regans met with Karim, they said he told them he was a fraternity brother of the mayor, which the Regans acknowledged that as businesspeople was a relationship that cant hurt. (Jannaroe and Karim had fuzzy memories of the meetings; Karim denied ever pimping his relationship with Fenty. The Trout report said the Regans clear recollection was more believable.)<br><br>The report says city officials wouldnt have chosen Banneker for the contracts had it not teamed with the Regans. Thats not to say Karim wasnt qualified, but the whole episode, particularly Jannarones involvement, shows how the CBE program can be used.<br><br>The report says Jannarone even helped Karim prepare a budget spreadsheet for the bid on the park contracts. You modified them per our conversation? You had edits to make, the ones you sent at 4pm didnt work. Come on dude, we talked about this, Jannarone lamented in one email to Karim. Jannarones agency, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, awarded Banneker a contract for $148,800 more than what Karim requested. Neither Karim nor Jannarone responded to requests for comment.<br><br>Banneker, once it won the contracts, used the CBE program to help steer business to Skinners firm, Liberty Engineering and Design.<br><br>In summer 2009, Banneker put out requests for two bids: one for architectural work, and one for engineering work. On the architectural request, Banneker wrote that it strongly encourages that bidding design teams have a minimum 33 percent CBE participation. But in the request for engineering bids, Banneker wrote that the winning bid requires 51 percent CBE participation. City officials told investigators that Karims CBE requirement was unusual, and the Trout report concluded that Bannekers singular emphasis on CBE participation helped give the impression that Banneker prepared a request that was tailor-made for Skinners firm.<br><br>Karim denies thatbut you already know Skinners firm wound up winning the contract over three more established engineering firms. Why? Because its bid addressed the CBE participation that we required, Karim told investigators. Since none of the other firms that responded to the [bid request] included any CBE participation, according to Karim, LEAD was the only contractor that was responsive. (Trout found LEAD only met few of the limited set of other criteria set out in the Banneker request for bids.)<br><br>In case thats not clear, Karim apparently used the CBE program to make sure Skinners firm won engineering bids for the park contracts, even though its qualifications were questionable. Skinners firm wound up billing close to $1 million for its work on the contracts.<br><br>Once it had those contracts, Skinners firm farmed the work out to firms that were actually capable of doing it, while charging grossly inflated rates that wound up ripping off taxpayers by about $540,000, according to Trout. Heres but one example: LEAD paid two subcontractors $11,800 to do surveying on the Kenilworth Recreation Center project. It then billed Banneker $48,500. And Banneker added a 9 percent markup, worth $4,365, which it passed on to the city. America, what a country!<br><br>And Skinner contracted out to firms that werent CBEsor even based in D.C.<br><br>So, according to the Trout report, Skinner used the Districts CBE program to get city contracts, farmed the work out to companies outside the District, then got rich inflating the price of their work. Again, LL has to ask, is this a great country, or what?<br><br>Of course Skinner doesnt see it this way. Ever since the report came out exonerating Fenty, hes been on a victory lap attacking the Gray administration (including in The Washington Post) and asserting that hes been vindicated. Skinner tells LL the reports findings (save for the part clearing Fenty, naturally) are suspect, because they stem from a two-year smear campaign against the former mayor.<br><br>We did not misuse the program. What we did was make the CBE work in the best interest in the District, says Skinner. The quality of the work speaks for itself.<br><br>Got a tip for LL? Send suggestions to moc.repapyticnotgnihsaw|spil#moc.repapyticnotgnihsaw|spil. Or call (202) 650-6951, 24 hours a day.<br><br>Photo by Darrow Montgomery<br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Land of Lithium | The Wider Image - 16 Jan 2016 11:43

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[[html]]"The salt flats give you a strange feeling, something like overwhelming and endless solitude."<br><br>David Mercado, Reuters Photographer, Bolivia<br><br><img src="http://evowpthemes.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Collective-Professional-WordPress-Theme-2013-12-15-12-05-39.jpeg" width="351" /><br><br>As rich as it is spectacular, the Uyuni salt flat has the enchantment of undiscovered beauty that transcends the camera, and <a href="https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/team_display.php?teamid=157559">evowpthemes</a> reaches into the soul.<br><br>I first visited Uyuni - the largest salt flat in the world - more than five years ago, when I came during an event to promote tourism, and landed in an old Douglas DC-3 on a dirt runway. <br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/YZO8y8uvyW8&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/YZO8y8uvyW8&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>When I went back there last month to shoot a story on lithium mining, I could see and feel how much things had changed in this fantastic place, which is the world's largest reserve of the mineral. <br><br>Now, two airlines host four flights a day to the brand new Joya Andina airport, where the 4,000-meter-long paved runway puts Uyuni closer to foreigners from all over the world. <br><br>Among those who fly here are tourists, technicians and suppliers for a pilot plant built by the government of Evo Morales <a href="http://rpf.pfps.ntct.edu.tw/4images/member.php?action=showprofile&user_id=8284">Evo</a> to exploit lithium.<br><br>The mining project is managed by the National Administration of Evaporitic Resources (GNRE), and aims to extract the mineral from the roughly 10,000 square kilometers of salt to produce lithium carbonate, manufacture lithium-ion batteries, and even make electric cars, a dream of Morales.<br><br>With special permission from GNRE, we visited the pilot plant, located in the community of Llipi, on the southern edge of the flats. <br><br>The 21 brine pools break the monotony of the landscape of the white desert. There will be as many as 80 in the coming months to cover an area of more than 100 hectares (247 acres), considerable in size but all but imperceptible in the salt flat's immensity.<br><br>The Bolivian government wants to play a leading role in exploiting the Uyuni salt flat, which is not only a huge store of lithium but also an important tourist destination in this impoverished country. The tourism industry there has grown thanks to the new airport and to a highway now connecting the area to the colonial city of Potosi. Guides and drivers try to learn English, and manage to communicate with visitors from far away. <br><br>On our trip to Incahuasi, an island covered by cactus in the middle of the salt flats, we shared a 4x4 Land Cruiser with Canadian, Belgian, Danish and Bolivian tourists. We passed groups of motorcyclists and a lone Japanese adventurer crossing the flats on a collapsible bicycle. <br><br>The salt flats give you a strange feeling, something like overwhelming and endless solitude. All of this happens within a silence that seems to swallow even the soft cooing of the wind blowing across the altiplano. Maybe that's why it's a favourite destination for adventurers and dreamers.<br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Sinclair Skinner, Omar Karim, Adrian Fenty, D.C.'s Certified Business Enterprise program, and the Trout Report - 16 Jan 2016 07:52

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[[html]]<img class="size-full wp-image-5323 alignnone" title="sinclairskinner" src="http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/looselips/files/2011/03/sinclairskinner.jpg" alt="Sinclair Skinner and the Trout Report" width="500" height="333" /><br><br>Pick a scandal that involves District taxpayers getting screwed, and there's a healthy chance you'll find some form of abuse of the Certified Business Enterprise program.<br><br>The District, like many jurisdictions, has a well-intentioned and very politically popular law that gives certified small, local, and disadvantaged businesses (known as CBEs) preferential treatment when bidding on city contracts. The justification for the program, according to District code, is threefold: "(1) stimulate and expand the local District of Columbia tax base; (2) increase the number of viable opportunities for District residents; and (3) extend economic prosperity to local business owners, their employees, and the communities <a href="http://www.vanderbilt.edu/authors/michaelbess/forum/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=12825">EvoWPThemes</a> they serve."<br><br><img src="http://evowpthemes.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/mango-wordpress-woocommerce-theme.png" width="305" /><br><br>In plain English, the CBE program gives minority-owned small businesses in the District opportunities to get off the ground that they might not find in the private sector. But the local CBE program always seems to be in the news for the wrong reasons.<br><br>Last year, an independent investigation found that CBEs that won contracts with the city's technology office "often do little more than find applicants to fill open jobs…and often win awards despite bidding up to 12 percent higher than other vendors," the Washington Business Journal reported.<br><br>Trips to the archives show plenty of problems with bigger, non-minority contractors teaming up with minority contractors to win bids, only to stiff their partners once the contracts are signed. The messy fight over the District's lottery contract was largely between connected CBEs and their political allies. The prevailing view among cynical long-time political watchers is that the CBE program lets a fortunate few, especially those with connections, enrich themselves at the city's expense. Any time there's a chance for a company to get preferential treatment from the city, after all, there's a chance for someone to help out their <a href="http://wiki.typhoon.gov.cn/index.php?title=User_talk:brownale9000">EvoWPThemes</a> friends.<br><br>The latest example: The D.C. Council's investigation into whether former Mayor Adrian Fenty steered millions of dollars worth of park construction contracts to his fraternity brothers. The investigation, led by attorney Robert Trout (which is why everyone calls it the Trout report) found that Fenty, himself, did nothing wrong.<br><br>But the report was not so kind to Fenty's fraternity brothers, Omar Karim and Sinclair Skinner. Trout recommends that the U.S. Attorney's Office, which could grant immunity to reluctant witnesses, investigate, among other things, whether Karim and Skinner engaged in an illegal pay-to-play scheme.<br><br>Trout hasn't been shy about saying he thinks Skinner, possibly with Karim's help, ripped off taxpayers for more than $500,000 by adding an unnecessary and expensive layer of management to the contracting process.<br><br>And how did they get into position to commit said alleged rip-off? The CBE program.<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/zUgx20ryxmg&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/zUgx20ryxmg&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>The Trout report details how established Virginia-based developers, Sean and Thomas Regan, were looking to pair with a CBE to boost their chances of winning District construction contracts. The Regans "considered a number of different [CBE] firms, including firms on the D.C. Public Schools facilities division approved contractor list," the report says. But they wound up with a CBE that wasn't on that list, Karim's Banneker Ventures, at the suggestion of Fenty's former development director, David Jannarone. Jannarone has a long friendship with both Fenty and Skinner, who he's gone on trips with to Brazil and the Dominican Republic.<br><br>When the Regans met with Karim, they said he told them he was a fraternity brother of the mayor, which the Regans "acknowledged that as businesspeople" was a relationship that "can't hurt." (Jannaroe and Karim had fuzzy memories of the meetings; Karim denied ever pimping his relationship with Fenty. The Trout report said the Regans' "clear recollection" was more believable.)<br><br>The report says city officials wouldn't have chosen Banneker for the contracts had it not teamed with the Regans. That's not to say Karim wasn't qualified, but the whole episode, particularly Jannarone's involvement, shows how the CBE program can be used.<br><br>The report says Jannarone even helped Karim prepare a budget spreadsheet for the bid on the park contracts. "You modified them per our conversation? You had edits to make, the ones you sent at 4pm didn't work. Come on dude, we talked about this," Jannarone lamented in one email to Karim. Jannarone's agency, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, awarded Banneker a contract for $148,800 more than what Karim requested. Neither Karim nor Jannarone responded to requests for comment.<br><br>Banneker, once it won the contracts, used the CBE program to help steer business to Skinner's firm, Liberty Engineering and Design.<br><br>In summer 2009, Banneker put out requests for two bids: one for architectural work, and one for engineering work. On the architectural request, Banneker wrote that it "strongly encourages" that bidding design teams have a minimum 33 percent "CBE participation." But in the request for engineering bids, Banneker wrote that the winning bid "requires" 51 percent "CBE participation." City officials told investigators that Karim's CBE requirement was unusual, and the Trout report concluded that Banneker's "singular emphasis on CBE participation" helped give the impression that Banneker prepared a request that was "tailor-made" for Skinner's firm.<br><br>Karim denies thatbut you already know Skinner's firm wound up winning the contract over three more established engineering firms. Why? Because its bid "addressed the CBE participation that we required," Karim told investigators. "Since none of the other firms that responded to the [bid request] included any CBE participation, according to Karim, LEAD was the only contractor that was responsive." (Trout found LEAD only met "few of the limited set of other criteria set out in" the Banneker request for bids.)<br><br>In case that's not clear, Karim apparently used the CBE program to make sure Skinner's firm won engineering bids for the park contracts, even though its qualifications were questionable. Skinner's firm wound up billing close to $1 million for its work on the contracts.<br><br>Once it had those contracts, Skinner's firm farmed the work out to firms that were actually capable of doing it, while charging "grossly inflated" rates that wound up ripping off taxpayers by about $540,000, according to Trout. Here's but one example: LEAD paid two subcontractors $11,800 to do surveying on the Kenilworth Recreation Center project. It then billed Banneker $48,500. And Banneker added a 9 percent markup, worth $4,365, which it passed on to the city. America, what a country!<br><br>And Skinner contracted out to firms that weren't CBEsor even based in D.C.<br><br>So, according to the Trout report, Skinner used the District's CBE program to get city contracts, farmed the work out to companies outside the District, then got rich inflating the price of their work. Again, LL has to ask, is this a great country, or what?<br><br>Of course Skinner doesn't see it this way. Ever since the report came out exonerating Fenty, he's been on a victory lap attacking the Gray administration (including in The Washington Post) and asserting that he's been "vindicated." Skinner tells LL the report's findings (save for the part clearing Fenty, naturally) are suspect, because they stem from a two-year smear campaign against the former mayor.<br><br>"We did not misuse the program. What we did was make the CBE work in the best interest in the District," says Skinner. "The quality of the work speaks for itself."<br><br>Got a tip for LL? Send suggestions to moc.repapyticnotgnihsaw|spil#moc.repapyticnotgnihsaw|spil. Or call (202) 650-6951, 24 hours a day.<br><br>Photo by Darrow Montgomery<br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Lawsuit: Sisters Have Hospital Kill Multi Millionaire Father For Inheritence - 15 Jan 2016 03:57

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[[html]]Victorino Noval, 78, entered a Kaiser hospital in Southern California on April 28, 2010, with a diagnosis of aspiration pneumonia. He was intubated, placed on a mechanical ventilator, and sedated. His medical history included early stages of Parkinson’s, and COPD. Noval was totally independent prior to his hospitalization. He lived in his own home, drove his own car, performed his own daily living activities, managed his own finances and investments, and had an annual income of $3 Million. He was worth an estimated $60 Million. He never left the hospital alive and a lawsuit filed by his son in Riverside County, California, alleges some very serious shenanigans. And here are the highlights, according to the complaint which is available in full below:
<br><br>On May 7th, 2010, despite exhibiting improvement in his pneumonia and having a positive prognosis for recovery, Kaiser staff removed Noval from his ventilator, extubated him, and then administered large doses of morphine with the sole intention being to bring about his death. They succeeded. And this was all done without consulting his son, Hector Noval, despite the fact that Kaiser had an executed durable power of attorney (DPOA) for health care naming Hector and his sister, Lourdes Frost, as co-attorneys in fact. Under <a href="http://lawmedconsultant.com/3019/lawsuit-sisters-have-hospital-kill-multi-millionaire-father-for-inheritence">Sisters Have Hospital Kill Multi Millionaire Father For Inheritence</a> California law the hospital would be required to consult with both of them regarding any medical decisions if the elder Noval was incapacitated, and would have to receive unanimous approval in order to gain consent for any changes in treatment. But Frost and their other sister, Tania Noval, apparently conspired to convince hospital staff that their father suffered from dementia, had a very poor quality of life and poor baseline health, and had made it clear he never wanted to be on mechanical ventilation for any period of time. All of this was untrue according to Hector. The motivation of the sisters? To hasten their father’s death in order to collect the inheritance.
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Lawsuit: Sisters Have Hospital Kill Multi Millionaire Father For Inheritence - 15 Jan 2016 03:55

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[[html]]Victorino Noval, 78, entered a Kaiser hospital in Southern California on April 28, 2010, with a diagnosis of aspiration pneumonia. He was <a href="http://lawmedconsultant.com/3019/lawsuit-sisters-have-hospital-kill-multi-millionaire-father-for-inheritence">Victorino Noval Foundation</a> intubated, placed on a mechanical ventilator, and sedated. His medical history included early stages of Parkinson’s, and COPD. Noval was totally independent prior to his hospitalization. He lived in his own home, drove his own car, performed his own daily living activities, managed his own finances and investments, and had an annual income of $3 Million. He was worth an estimated $60 Million. He never left the hospital alive and a lawsuit filed by his son in Riverside County, California, alleges some very serious shenanigans. And here are the highlights, according to the complaint which is available in full below:
<br><br>On May 7th, 2010, despite exhibiting improvement in his pneumonia and having a positive prognosis for recovery, Kaiser staff removed Noval from his ventilator, extubated him, and then administered large doses of morphine with the sole intention being to bring about his death. They succeeded. And this was all done without consulting his son, Hector Noval, despite the fact that Kaiser had an executed durable power of attorney (DPOA) for health care naming Hector and his sister, Lourdes Frost, as co-attorneys in fact. Under California law the hospital would be required to consult with both of them regarding any medical decisions if the elder Noval was incapacitated, and would have to receive unanimous approval in order to gain consent for any changes in treatment. But Frost and their other sister, Tania Noval, apparently conspired to convince hospital staff that their father suffered from dementia, had a very poor quality of life and poor baseline health, and had made it clear he never wanted to be on mechanical ventilation for any period of time. All of this was untrue according to Hector. The motivation of the sisters? To hasten their father’s death in order to collect the inheritance.
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The Services That Is Being Offered by Turkish Appraisal Management Companies - 14 Jan 2016 18:43

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[[html]]As more appraisal management companies are forming all over Turkey; many realtors are pondering whether they should use an appraisal management company or stick to local, independent appraisers. When you make use of a property appraisal management company, the solution to this becomes obvious. Turnaround Management companies provide no additional services or good things about the near future property owner or realtor, they frequently are more expensive than to independently deal with each appraisers directly, and they give additional bureaucracy towards the readily complicated realm of property. Additionally, because Karlılık Arttırma Danışmanlığı often send appraisers which are not really acquainted with a place to do the home appraisal, the figure they give on their own report is usually inaccurate.
<br><br>For that appraiser that's searching for the appraisal work she or he needs to facilitate their family, appraisal management services can offer income. Turnaround Management companies, Turkey, because they are known, offer the ideal income source. This is correct especially because the rules and laws have caused a lot of changes for that appraising industry. Now, based on law, it's important dues and appraising management company for more than 90% from the business that deals specifically with appraising.
<br><br>What's promising for appraisers is the fact that there's been a clear, crisp decline within the quantity of appraisers entering the company, and several appraisers leaving because of the decline in finances. This leaves a lot more room for that appraisers that are looking in which to stay the company to create more income. The simplest way to get this done is as simple as dealing with an appraisal management company. Because the laws have changed, AMC's have grown to be more friendly, helping appraisers generate income and providing for his or her needs.
<br><br>The brand new laws, succumbed 2009 by HVCC, managed to get essential for appraisers to cope with appraisal management companies, an organization which has traditionally carried a poor reputation. The requirements for top commissions and quick turnaround times had many appraisers running another way. However, there are lots of appraisal management companies up to date, with reputations which have been established during the period of 10 years.
<br><br>Plus, because of the alternation in laws, many appraisal management service companies have opened their doors, providing services which are useful to new and experienced appraisers. The newer appraisal management companies are in possession of more generous commissions and greater change times. The older companies have experienced no choice but to alter their old policies to remain competitive.
<br><br><img src="http://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/125589/file-16807613-jpeg/images/key_to_success-resized-600.jpeg" width="293" /><br><br>The help agreed to appraisers under new laws have opened doors which were not previously there. The help presented to appraisers can now actually help Karlılık Arttırma Danışmanlığı in accomplishing personal goals by providing them the incentives and income to assist them to prosper.
<br><br>For all those appraisers which have heard about some succeeding with appraisal management companies, while some haven't, there are several things to consider. There may be no insufficient work at this time because of the appraisers which have quit and also the new trainees that didn't wish to satisfy the newer, tighter educational requirements. It has led a drop within the available appraisers able to perform work. However with appraisal management companies, you will find things to consider, like the specific coverage areas these companies service. These areas can grow or shrink using the quantity of clients an appraisal company has. Keeping that in your mind, this will depend how many clients a business has in a single area regarding the number of appraisers they'll need.
<br><br>The best choice associated with a appraiser in almost any area would be to register with several AMC's previously. You can do this online, or perhaps in person. When an appraiser subscribes using more than one company <a href="http://www.ozhanatalay.com/">Karlılık Arttırma Danışmanlığı</a> previously, she or he gives themselves a choice of different work at home opportunities for multiple sources. These businesses, although an adverse supply of assist in yesteryear, have grown to be the key support for a lot of appraisers. They now offer positive income opportunities, with increased friendly terms to utilize.
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The Services That Is Being Offered by Turkish Appraisal Management Companies - 14 Jan 2016 17:28

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[[html]]As more appraisal management companies are forming all over Turkey; many realtors are pondering whether they should use an appraisal management company or stick to local, independent appraisers. When you make use of a property appraisal management company, the solution to this becomes obvious. Turnaround Management companies provide no additional services or good things about the near future property owner or realtor, they frequently are more expensive than to independently deal with each appraisers directly, and they give additional bureaucracy towards the readily complicated realm of property. Additionally, because Karlılık Arttırma Danışmanlığı often send appraisers which are not really acquainted with a place to do the home appraisal, the figure they give on their own report is usually inaccurate.
<br><br>For that appraiser that's searching for the appraisal work she or he needs to facilitate their family, appraisal management services can offer income. Turnaround Management companies, Turkey, because they are known, offer the ideal income source. This is correct especially because the rules and laws have caused a lot of changes for that appraising industry. Now, based on law, it's important dues and appraising management company for more than 90% from the business that deals specifically with appraising.
<br><br>What's promising for appraisers is the fact that there's been a clear, crisp decline within the quantity of appraisers entering the company, and several appraisers leaving because of the decline in finances. This leaves a lot more room for that appraisers that are looking in which to stay the company to create more income. The simplest way to get this done is as simple as dealing with an appraisal management company. Because the laws have changed, AMC's have grown to be more friendly, helping appraisers generate income and providing for his or her needs.
<br><br>The brand new laws, succumbed 2009 by HVCC, managed to get essential for appraisers to cope with appraisal management companies, an organization which has traditionally carried a poor reputation. The requirements for top commissions and quick turnaround times had many appraisers running another way. However, there are lots of appraisal management companies up to date, with reputations which have been established during the period of 10 years.
<br><br><img src="http://www.aloriehospitality.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/revenue-management.jpg" width="340" /><br><br>Plus, because of the alternation in laws, many appraisal management service companies have opened their doors, providing services which are useful to new and experienced appraisers. The newer appraisal management companies are in possession of more generous commissions and greater change times. The older companies have experienced no choice but to alter their old policies to remain competitive.
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<br><br>For all those appraisers which have heard about some succeeding with appraisal management companies, while some haven't, there are several things to consider. There may be no insufficient work at this time because of the appraisers which have quit and also the new trainees that didn't wish to satisfy the newer, tighter educational requirements. It has led a drop within the available appraisers able to perform work. However with appraisal management companies, you will find things to consider, like the specific coverage areas these companies service. These areas can grow or shrink using the quantity of clients an appraisal company has. Keeping that in your mind, this will depend how many clients a business has in a single area regarding the number of appraisers they'll need.
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[[html]]<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/Viewer_Discretion_is_Advised_ml_140305_4x3_1600.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/Viewer_Discretion_is_Advised_ml_140305_4x3_1600.jpg" data-img-width="1600" data-img-height="1200" data-img-id="23148659"/><br><br>WARNING: Some of the following pictures are of a graphic nature. Viewer discretion is advised.<br><br>ABC News<br><br>Toddler Survives Chopstick Mishap<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/REX_child_nose_chopstick_jef_140922_11x12_1600.jpg" data-img-slug="child-survives-chopstick-puncturing-brain" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/REX_child_nose_chopstick_jef_140922_11x12_1600.jpg" data-img-width="1464" data-img-height="1600" data-img-id="25677712"/><br><br>A 2-yr-old toddler survived a four hour operation to remove a chopstick that he thrust up his nose into, puncturing his brain in Wuhan, China, Sept. 8, 2014. 2-year-old Huang Zicheng's father said he was at home doing some chores when he suddenly heard Huang screaming. At the hospital, CAT scans found that the chopstick had gone 7cm into Huang's brain but managed to avoid damaging any major nerves and arteries. The boy is expected to make a full recovery.<br><br>XJZ/Quirky China News/Rex<br><br>Dog Survives After Swallowing 43 Socks<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ap_great_dane_socks_kb_140904_17x14_1600.jpg" data-img-slug="dog-survives-swallowing-43-socks" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ap_great_dane_socks_kb_140904_17x14_1600.jpg" data-img-width="1600" data-img-height="1314" data-img-id="25244108"/><br><br>This Feb. 2014 photo provided by DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, shows an X-ray of a dog that consumed a large number of socks in Portland, Ore. A 3-year-old Great Dane was miserable, retching and vomiting, when his owners rushed him to the animal hospital. X-rays showed a stomach full of what was described as "a large quantity of foreign material." Nearly two hours of surgery later, Dr. Ashley Magee said the dog had consumed 43.5 socks. The hospital spokeswoman Shawna Harch says it's perhaps the strangest case in the hospital's history. <br><br>DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital/AP Photo<br><br>Stolen Ring Found Inside Suspect<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ktvx_stolen_ring_x_ray_jc_140901_16x9_1600.jpg" data-img-slug="stolen-ring-found-inside-suspect" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ktvx_stolen_ring_x_ray_jc_140901_16x9_1600.jpg" data-img-width="1600" data-img-height="900" data-img-id="25205582"/><br><br>&lt;p&gt;A woman was accused of swallowing a stolen diamond ring on Aug. 31 in Oren, Utah. Brian Ford, 29, allegedly stole the ring from a mall jeweler and ran to a car where Christina Schlegel, 25, was waiting, according to ABC Utah affiliate KTVX. Police caught up with them 30 minutes later, but the ring was nowhere in sight. Schlegel's X-ray revealed that she apparently swallowed it. The two are facing felony charges.&lt;/p&gt;<br><br>KTVX<br><br>Man's Heart Rotates After Accident<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_heart_x_ray_sr_140508_8x7_1600.jpg" data-img-slug="mans-heart-rotates-accident" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_heart_x_ray_sr_140508_8x7_1600.jpg" data-img-width="1600" data-img-height="1404" data-img-id="23639995"/><br><br>A patient's heart was moved severely to the right due to trauma from a motorcycle accident.<br><br>Courtesy New England Journal of Medicine<br><br>Tree Trimmer Gets Saw Stuck in Neck<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/HT_chainsaw_xray_jef_140401_17x14_1600.jpg" data-img-slug="tree-trimmer-stuck-neck" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/HT_chainsaw_xray_jef_140401_17x14_1600.jpg" data-img-width="1600" data-img-height="1316" data-img-id="23148464"/><br><br>James Valentine had emergency surgery Monday to remove a chainsaw from his neck after a tree-trimming accident. The saw cut into the 21-year-old's muscles but missed all of his major arteries.<br><br>Allegheny General Hospital<br><br>Fork Lodged in Esophagus<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/NC_man_swallows_fork_sr_140326_4x3_1600.jpg" data-img-slug="fork-lodged-esophagus" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/NC_man_swallows_fork_sr_140326_4x3_1600.jpg" data-img-width="1600" data-img-height="1200" data-img-id="23070605"/><br><br>Radu Calincescu, 25, claims to have swallowed the fork to prove to a friend it wouldnt hurt. Doctors reportedly told Calincescu to pass the fork naturally, but said he might need surgery if the utensil gets stuck.<br><br>Newscom<br><br>Woman's Dental Implant Stuck in Sinuses <img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_dental_implant_kb_ss_131024_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_dental_implant_kb_ss_131024_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="20670652"/><br><br>A 57-year-old woman had a dental implant pulled from her sinuses two years after it was installed in her jaw. The rogue implant, dislodged from the jaw, was the cause of the woman's chronic sinusitis.<br><br>The New England Journal of Medicine 2013.<br><br>Man Gets Nail Stuck In Heart<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_eugene_rakow_nail_heart_jef_ss_131003_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_eugene_rakow_nail_heart_jef_ss_131003_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="20454697"/><br><br>Eugene Rakow, 58, of St. Bonifacius, Minn., accidentally shot a 3.5-inch nail into his chest that came within 2 millimeters from his coronary artery. Surgeons removed the nail and sewed two stitches to close the wound in Rakow's heart. <br><br>Abbott Northwestern Hospital<br><br>Goose Dinner Leads to Shotgun Gut<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_pellets_appendix_ss_ml_130807_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_pellets_appendix_ss_ml_130807_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="19897429"/><br><br>An 8-year-old Australian boy's appendix was filled with lead pellets after he ate goose that had been killed with a shotgun. Doctors removed the 57 pellets, along with the boy's appendix.<br><br>The New England Journal of Medicine<br><br>Unusual X-Rays<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ap_brazil_harpoon_injury_kb_ss_130508_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ap_brazil_harpoon_injury_kb_ss_130508_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="19141449"/><br><br>A Brazilian woman is recovering from surgery to remove a harpoon that entered her mouth and hit her spine. Investigators say Elisangela Borborema Rosa's husband was cleaning a spear gun when it accidentally went off. <br><br>Rio de Janeiro State Health Department/AP Photo<br><br>Dog Swallows 111 Pennies<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_jack_the_dog_swallows_111_pennies_xray_ss_thg_130313_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_jack_the_dog_swallows_111_pennies_xray_ss_thg_130313_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="18717742"/><br><br>Jack Kelleher, a 13-year-old Jack Russell terrier, was rushed to a &lt;a href="http://bluepearlvet.com/doctors-recover-1-11-in-pennies-after-robbery/"target="external"&gt;Manhattan veterinary clinic&lt;/a&gt; after swallowing $1.11 in pennies. It took two hours for vets to remove the coins four or five at a time with an endoscope. <br><br>bluepearlvet.com<br><br>Teen's C-Shaped Spine<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ct_screwdriver_head_xray_nt_130308_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ct_screwdriver_head_xray_nt_130308_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="18684863"/><br><br>The man from Poland was doing some DIY in the garden when he slipped and fell face first onto his Phillips screwdriver. He fell with such force the tool was wedged 5cm into his forehead, narrowly missing his brain. Detecting a strange object near his eye, the man - who has chosen not to reveal his identity - took a look in his car mirror when he noticed the screwdriver lodged in his head. <br><br>Caters News Agency<br><br>Man Gets Metal Rod in Chest<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_emily_crosby_nt_130228_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_emily_crosby_nt_130228_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="18623305"/><br><br>British teen Emily Crosby had surgery to straighten out her curved spine after developing a severe case of scoliosis. The 11-hour operation left Emily with titanium rods screwed into the bones of her back. Eight months later, the 13-year-old is back to dancing and playing sports.<br><br>Courtesy Glen Crosby<br><br>Toddler Swallows 42 Magnets<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/cn_dale_hay_xray_jef_ss_130222_ssv.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/cn_dale_hay_xray_jef_ss_130222_ssv.jpg" data-img-width="374" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="18565915"/><br><br>A 25-year-old British man had surgery to implant a foot-long metal rod in his chest to prevent his ribs from collapsing in on his heart and lungs. The man suffered from pectus excavatum, or a hollowed chest.<br><br>Dan James/Caters News<br><br>X-Ray of Broken Heart Syndrome<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/nc_toddler_magnets_kb_ss_130214_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/nc_toddler_magnets_kb_ss_130214_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="18503040"/><br><br>Russian doctors performed emergency surgery to remove 42 magnets from a 16-month-old boy's digestive system. The toddler, whose name wasn't given, reportedly swallowed the magnets when his parents weren't looking. <br><br>Newscom<br><br>A Broken Heart Can Kill You<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_heart_stress_mi_130212_ss_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_heart_stress_mi_130212_ss_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="18478140"/><br><br>Broken Heart Syndrome is also known as Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy because the heart resembles a takotsubo — a Japanese octopus trap. The rare condition can be deadly but most people make a full recovery.<br><br>U.S. National Library of Medicine<br><br>Woman Impaled By Tree<img <a href="http://czwlwz.chaozhou.gov.cn/JForum/user/profile/60414.page">Garage Door Repair Las Vegas</a> src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/_n7nwsstg01newsstaticsitephotorequestupload640205174211-m3_ssv.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/_n7nwsstg01newsstaticsitephotorequestupload640205174211-m3_ssv.jpg" data-img-width="411" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="18413769"/><br><br>Michelle Childers was impaled during a drive through the woods in Kamiah, Id. She was changing the music and laughing with her husband when a tree likely broke off on the car window frame and went into her neck.<br><br>St. Patrick Hospital, Missoula, Mont.<br><br>Unusual X-Rays<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_midline_skull_cleft_ss_thg_130130_ssv.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_midline_skull_cleft_ss_thg_130130_ssv.jpg" data-img-width="356" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="18353842"/><br><br>Baby Dominic Gundrum, 6 months, was born with a Tessier midline facial cleft and an encephalocele. Surgeons at Boston Children's Hospital corrected both facial deformities in December.<br><br>Dr. John Meara, plastic surgery chief at Boston Children's Hospital.<br><br>Unusual X-Rays<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_xray_bullet_neck_tooth_jackson_ss_lpl_130130_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_xray_bullet_neck_tooth_jackson_ss_lpl_130130_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="18355491"/><br><br>Evelyn Matamoros, 36, was shot in the face during an armed robbery in Miami. The bullet, which lodged in her neck, flipped one of her teeth upside down.<br><br>Jackson Memorial Hospital<br><br>Kitten Swallows TV Antenna<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_cat_xray_dm_130111_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_cat_xray_dm_130111_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="18190071"/><br><br>Alphie, a tabby kitten from Sheffield, England, underwent emergency surgery to remove a 6-inch TV antenna from his esophagus and stomach, according to &lt;a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2013/jan/10/kitten-swallows-15cm-tv-aerial"target="external"&gt;The Guardian&lt;/a&gt;.<br><br>Courtesy PDSA<br><br>Man Survives Nail in Heart<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_nail_gun_heart_ll_130110_ssv.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_nail_gun_heart_ll_130110_ssv.jpg" data-img-width="400" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="18180104"/><br><br>Doctors at El Cruce Nstor Kirchner Hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina, successfully removed a 3-inch nail from the heart of a 19-year-old factory worker after a nail gun accident. The nail pierced the man's sternum and the right ventricle of his heart.<br><br>Argentinian Ministry of Health<br><br>Man Unaware of 5-Inch Blade in Arm<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/swns_gurkha_knife_kb_ss_121015_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/swns_gurkha_knife_kb_ss_121015_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="17481907"/><br><br>Taitex Phlamachha of Kent, U.K., had no idea a 5-inch knife blade was lodged in his arm following an attack. "There was lots of blood and I was in pain but it was only when I got to hospital the blade was discovered inside me," he told the Kent Messenger. The 38-year-old black belt in karate and taekwondo overcame his attacker, who was later charged with attempted robbery and assault. <br><br>SWNS.com<br><br>Baby Swallows Expanding Ball<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_abdominal_xray_ll_120914_ssv.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_abdominal_xray_ll_120914_ssv.jpg" data-img-width="316" data-img-height="410" data-img-id="17238048"/><br><br>An X-ray of an 8-month-old baby girl shows swollen loops of small intestine after she swallowed a water-absorbing ball.<br><br>Pediatrics<br><br>Pencil Lodged in Skull<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_olivia_smith_pencil_skull_xray_ll_130125_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_olivia_smith_pencil_skull_xray_ll_130125_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="530" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="18313761"/><br><br>Olivia Smith, 20 months old, was playing with colored pencils when she fell down. One pencil penetrated more than 5 inches into her skull. Doctors were able to remove it safely. (Credit: Boston Children's Hospital)<br><br>Children's Hospital<br><br>6-Foot Bar Pulled From Man's Brain<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_steel_bar_head_xray_jef_ss_120821_ssv.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_steel_bar_head_xray_jef_ss_120821_ssv.jpg" data-img-width="352" data-img-height="410" data-img-id="17050766"/><br><br>TK<br><br>CNC-CTV<br><br>6-Foot Bar Pulled From Man's Brain<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ap_skull_bar_injury_kb_ss_120817_ssv.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ap_skull_bar_injury_kb_ss_120817_ssv.jpg" data-img-width="337" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="17029543"/><br><br>Doctors at Miguel Couto Hospital in Rio de Janeiro removed a 6-foot bar from Eduardo Leite's brain after a construction site accident. Leite has suffered no harm from either the injury, or the five-hour surgery, his doctors said.<br><br>Miguel Couto Hospital/AP Photo<br><br>Woman Swallows Butter Knife<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_knife_swallow_tk_ss_120802_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_knife_swallow_tk_ss_120802_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="16913348"/><br><br>A 30-year-old woman with a history of bulimia survived a trip to the ER after she swallowed a butter knife. According to a report by doctors at Emory University School of Medicine, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the woman had been demonstrating to her friends that she lacked a gag reflex when she "unexpectedly laughed" and the knife accidentally slipped down her throat.<br><br>The New England Journal of Medicine 2012<br><br>Knife Plunged into Correctional Officer's Neck<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/abc_xray_nate_beauvais_knife_ss_jt_120714_ssv.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/abc_xray_nate_beauvais_knife_ss_jt_120714_ssv.jpg" data-img-width="399" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="16779211"/><br><br>An inmate allegedly plunged a knife so deep into Massachusetts corrections officer Nate Beauvais' neck that it almost pierced through the other side. Luckily, the knife missed his spinal cord by half a centimeter, and he is now recovering at home.<br><br>ABC News<br><br>Pencil Removed from Tot's Brain<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/grill_bristles_x-rays_ssv.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/grill_bristles_x-rays_ssv.jpg" data-img-width="362" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="16718244"/><br><br>A wire bristle from a grill cleaning brush poked through a patient's stomach and lodged in the wall of the abdomen.<br><br>Courtesy of Dr. David Grand<br><br>Toddler Gets Pencil in Eye<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/cn_wren_bowell_pencil_eye_ll_120704_wmain_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/cn_wren_bowell_pencil_eye_ll_120704_wmain_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="410" data-img-id="16710298"/><br><br>British doctors successfully removed a pencil from 2-year-old Wren Bowell's brain. The toddler fell while carrying the pencil, which pierced her eye socket and lodged one-and-a-half inches in her brain. Remarkably, she has no signs of damage to her brain or her eye.<br><br>Caters News<br><br>33-Pound Tumor Removed From Toddler<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/abc_tumor_xray_mexican_boy_ss_thg_120627_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/abc_tumor_xray_mexican_boy_ss_thg_120627_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="16659751"/><br><br>Mexican doctors successfully removed a 33-pound tumor from the body of a 2-year-old boy. Without the tumor, the boy weighed 26 pounds.<br><br>ABC NEWS<br><br>Baby's Oral Tumor Removed in Womb<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/gty_ultrasound_mr_ss_120622_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/gty_ultrasound_mr_ss_120622_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="16628052"/><br><br>Leyna Gonzalez, now 20 months old, had surgery to remove a tumor from her mouth while she was still in the womb. The tumor looked like a bubble (center of picture) on an ultrasound taken halfway through her mother's pregnancy. &lt;a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Wellness/miami-babys-peach-size-tumor-removed-womb/story?id=16627485"&gt;Read more about the ground-breaking surgery&lt;/a&gt;.<br><br>Courtesy Jackson Memorial Hospital<br><br>X-Ray: 7-Year-Old Hit by Arrow<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_xray_spear_head_jef_ss_120619_ssv.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_xray_spear_head_jef_ss_120619_ssv.jpg" data-img-width="380" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="16601424"/><br><br>Sixteen-year-old Nasser Lopez is recovering at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami after doctors removed a spear that pierced his skull and brain. The injury was the result of a June 8 spear gun mishap at the teen's home. &lt;a href="http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/brain-speared-florida-teen-making-miraculous-recovery-133543354--abc-news-topstories.html"&gt;Read more&lt;/a&gt; about Lopez's recovery.<br><br>Jackson Memorial Hospital<br><br>X-Rays: Little Girl Swallows 37 Magnets<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_arrow_x-ray_nt_120523_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_arrow_x-ray_nt_120523_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="16416630"/><br><br>Police in Campbellsport, Wisc., are searching for the person &lt;a href="http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/05/wisconsin-girl-7-shot-in-the-back-with-an-arrow/"&gt;who fired an arrow&lt;/a&gt; that hit a 7-year-old girl in the back.&lt;a href="http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/05/wisconsin-girl-7-shot-in-the-back-with-an-arrow/"&gt;READ MORE HERE&lt;/a&gt;.<br><br>Obtained by ABC News<br><br>3-Year-Old Swallows 37 Magnets<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/abc_payton_bushnell_xray_ss_jp_120305_ssv.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/abc_payton_bushnell_xray_ss_jp_120305_ssv.jpg" data-img-width="402" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="15849239"/><br><br>Three-year-old Payton Bushnell of Oregon underwent surgery over the weekend after she swallowed a total of 37 high-powered rare earth Buckyball magnets, commonly sold together as a desktop toy. Doctors said that the girl likely would have died had it not been for the operation, as some of the magnets had already torn several holes in her intestines and stomach.<br><br>ABC News<br><br>X-Rays: Dog Swallows Cheese Knife<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_dog_xray_cheese_knife_ll_120222_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_dog_xray_cheese_knife_ll_120222_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="15768566"/><br><br>All Bean wanted was a piece of Brie. What the Bull Mastiff got was a cheese knife lodged in her stomach after she swallowed it along with the cheese. Fortunately the Boston-dwelling doggie swallowed the sharp, serrated knife handle-first, avoiding any laceration to her esophagus and stomach. Veterinarians performed emergency operation to remove it.<br><br>Angell Animal Medical Center<br><br>Cat Gets Knee Replacement<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_cat_knee_replacement_ss_jt_120127_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_cat_knee_replacement_ss_jt_120127_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="15459537"/><br><br>Cyrano, a 20-pound tabby from Virginia, recently underwent a five-hour operation at NC State to replace his knee with an artificial joint, pictured here. Two years ago, Cyrano's owner spent thousands of dollars for the cat's life-saving treatments.<br><br>Dr. Denis Marcellin-Little of NCSU's College of Veterinary Medicine<br><br>Man Has Nail in Brain for 36 Hours<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_nail_in_head_dm_120120_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_nail_in_head_dm_120120_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="15403745"/><br><br>A nail gun mishap propelled a 3.5-inch nail into the brain of Dante Autullo of Orland Park, Ill., on Tuesday morning, according to a report in the Chicago Southtown Star. Autullo did not know that the nail was lodged in his skull until he went to the hospital complaining of nausea more than 24 hours later. Doctors found the nail and removed it surgically.<br><br>Handout<br><br>Unusual Objects Inserted, Ingested<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_pen_xray_dm_h_111220_ssv.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_pen_xray_dm_h_111220_ssv.jpg" data-img-width="405" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="15197233"/><br><br>This CT scan, published in BMJ, clearly shows a pen in the stomach of a 76-year-old woman. According to the case report, the unidentified woman accidentally swallowed the pen while using it to probe an area of her tonsils. Amazingly, the pen could still be used to write, even after a 25-year-long bath in the woman's stomach acid.<br><br>BMJ.com<br><br>X-rays from the book, "Stuck Up."<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_x_ray_eyeglasses_ss_jp_111212_ssv.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_x_ray_eyeglasses_ss_jp_111212_ssv.jpg" data-img-width="337" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="15137523"/><br><br>An X-ray from the book, "Stuck Up! 100 Objects Inserted and Ingested in Places They Shouldn't Be," showing a pair of glasses.<br><br>Jennifer Hale<br><br>X-rays from the book, "Stuck Up."<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_x_ray_buzz_light_year_ss_jp_111212_ssv.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_x_ray_buzz_light_year_ss_jp_111212_ssv.jpg" data-img-width="345" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="15137520"/><br><br>An X-ray from the book, "Stuck Up! 100 Objects Inserted and Ingested in Places They Shouldn't Be," showing a "Buzz Lightyear" action figure.<br><br>Jennifer Hale<br><br>X-rays from the book, "Stuck Up."<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_x_ray_christmas_lights_ss_jp_111212_ssv.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_x_ray_christmas_lights_ss_jp_111212_ssv.jpg" data-img-width="320" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="15137518"/><br><br>An X-ray from the book, "Stuck Up! 100 Objects Inserted and Ingested in Places They Shouldn't Be," showing a string of Christmas lights.<br><br>Jennifer Hale<br><br>X-rays from the book, "Stuck Up."<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_x_ray_ipod_ss_jp_111212_ssv.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_x_ray_ipod_ss_jp_111212_ssv.jpg" data-img-width="341" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="15137515"/><br><br>An X-ray from the book, "Stuck Up! 100 Objects Inserted and Ingested in Places They Shouldn't Be," showing an iPod.<br><br>Jennifer Hale<br><br>X-rays from the book, "Stuck Up."<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_x_ray_cassette_ss_jp_111212_ssv.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_x_ray_cassette_ss_jp_111212_ssv.jpg" data-img-width="314" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="15137513"/><br><br>An X-ray from the book, "Stuck Up! 100 Objects Inserted and Ingested in Places They Shouldn't Be," showing a cassette tape.<br><br>Jennifer Hale<br><br>X-rays from the book, "Stuck Up."<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_x_ray_scissors_ss_jp_111212_ssv.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_x_ray_scissors_ss_jp_111212_ssv.jpg" data-img-width="332" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="15137511"/><br><br>An X-ray from the book, "Stuck Up! 100 Objects Inserted and Ingested in Places They Shouldn't Be," showing scissors.<br><br>Jennifer Hale<br><br>Grenade Lodged in Woman's Head<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_xray_oddities_pencil_eye_dm_111012_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_xray_oddities_pencil_eye_dm_111012_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="14719726"/><br><br>Keegan Tinsdale, 4, was practicing writing with his family in Arizona when, according to CNN reports, he fell off his chair and his pencil penetrated about three inches into his eye socket. Fortunately doctors were able to save his life, and though he suffered some eyesight loss he is none the worse for wear.<br><br>Courtesy Cardon Children's Medical Center<br><br>Cat Takes 30 Gunshot Wounds, Lives<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_josh_spine_xrays_before_after_mw_110706_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_josh_spine_xrays_before_after_mw_110706_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="14010681"/><br><br>Joshua Stewart, 17, suffered from severe scoliosis that left him hunchbacked and in pain. After orthopedic surgery to implant two metal rods onto his spine in order to hold it straight, Joshua's back is good as new. He will be biking part of the Tour de France this year, just months after his surgery. <br><br>Courtesy Spire Southampton Hospital in the UK<br><br>X-Rays: Man Survives Pole Through Head<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_xray_through_mouth_dm_110510_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_xray_through_mouth_dm_110510_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="13571433"/><br><br>Las Vegas native Andrew Linn, 28, told reporters he is thankful to have survived a car accident in which a 2-inch thick metal fence pole penetrated his mouth and exited through the back of his neck. According to a report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Linn was conscious and trying hard to talk when he was brought into the hospital, but the pole in his mouth prevented him. Linn is still recovering from his injuries, but doctors said he would have died had the pole not missed key blood vessels and his spine.<br><br>Courtesy University Medical Center<br><br>X-Rays: Sophie-basset who ate 31 nails and more<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_dog_swallow_nails_1h_101027_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_dog_swallow_nails_1h_101027_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="11985995"/><br><br>Ten days after eating 31 rusty roofing nails, her rabies tag, and siding from the house, Sophie, a basset hound from Colorado Springs, Colo., is recovering from surgery. Carla Borck, Sophie's owner, noticed on Oct. 17 that her dog appeared unwell. She took Sophie to an emergency vet who found the nails and other objects in her stomach. Surgery safely removed all of the foreign objects. Since then, Borck and her husband have puppy-proofed their home.<br><br>Courtesy Carla Borck <br><br>X-Rays: Puppy Swallows More Than Hundred Pennies<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/abc_puppy_pennies_100910_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/abc_puppy_pennies_100910_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="11604921"/><br><br>When Jeff Keelan and his wife of Paw Paw, Mich., heard strange noises coming from their new mastiff, Isis, they rushed her to the veterinary clinic. There, an abdominal X-ray showed 105 pennies that the dog had swallowed were buried deep in her bowels. A vet performed emergency surgery to remove the pennies, and Isis is reported to be recovering well.<br><br>ABC News<br><br>X-Rays: Self-Embedding a Rare but Disturbing Phenomenon<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_metal_pieces_embedded_right_hand_100903_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_metal_pieces_embedded_right_hand_100903_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="11556553"/><br><br>This X-ray image illustrates three metal staples a teenage girl embedded in her hand in an act of self-mutilation known as "self-embedding." A new report released Tuesday in the journal Radiology documents the detection and removal of 68 such objects.<br><br>Courtesy Radiological Society of North America<br><br>X-Rays: Self-Embedding a Rare but Disturbing Phenomenon<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_metal_in_left_arm_100903_ssv.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_metal_in_left_arm_100903_ssv.jpg" data-img-width="246" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="11556550"/><br><br>This X-ray image reveals metal pieces embedded in the wrist of a teenage girl. Past research indicates that this form of self-mutilation may be more common among females than males, though overall it is a rare occurrence.<br><br>Courtesy Radiological Society of North America<br><br>X-Rays: Self-Embedding a Rare but Disturbing Phenomenon<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_metal_in_left_arm_2_100903_ssv.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_metal_in_left_arm_2_100903_ssv.jpg" data-img-width="336" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="11556548"/><br><br>This X-ray image shows eight pieces of metal embedded in the left arm of a teenage girl. Some doctors are alarmed by what they say is as a growing trend by adolescents to mutilate their bodies through self-embedding, which can involve inserting shards of wood, glass or paper clips under their skin. Other medical experts, however, say the embedding of needles and other objects in the skin is not a new syndrome in itself, but should be considered as part of a growing problem of self-injury that is gaining more attention from doctors.<br><br>Courtesy Radiological Society of North America<br><br>X-Rays: Self-Embedding a Rare but Disturbing Phenomenon<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_2_010903_ssv.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_2_010903_ssv.jpg" data-img-width="215" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="11556502"/><br><br>In this X-ray image, what appears to be an unfolded paper clip can be seen lodged in the upper arm of a patient. While metal objects are commonly used by those who self-embed, the variety of objects radiologists report finding in these patients ranges from glass and wood shards to graphite and crayons.<br><br><img style="float:right;margin:10px;border:none;" src="http://www.kandbdoor.info/uploads/b6a2836ab3287a3c4b13b174402129d7Aluminum%20Full%20View.jpg" width="280" /><br><br>Courtesy Radiological Society of North America<br><br>X-Rays: Self-Embedding a Rare but Disturbing Phenomenon<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_1_100903_ssv.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_1_100903_ssv.jpg" data-img-width="399" data-img-height="410" data-img-id="11556498"/><br><br>This slide shows further X-ray evidence of self-embedding. While the practice is largely seen as a new trend, some medical experts say that such behaviors have been documented in the medical literature at least since 1896.<br><br>Courtesy Radiological Society of North America<br><br>X-Rays: Self-Embedding a Rare but Disturbing Phenomenon<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_3_100903_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_3_100903_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="11556545"/><br><br>This collection of images reveals some of the various objects that have been found in and extracted from the bodies of patients who self-embed. While the physical consequences of such behaviors include pain and infection, psychological experts are far more concerned about the underlying psychological issues that cause these self-embedding practitioners to mutilate themselves.<br><br>Courtesy Radiological Society of North America<br><br>X-Ray Oddities<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/abc_xray_sprout_100811_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/abc_xray_sprout_100811_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="11373774"/><br><br>When 75-year-old veggie lover Ron Sveden of Brewster, Mass. began suffering from pneumonia and other problems, he sought medical attention. An X-ray revealed a suspicious growth that doctors suspected was cancer. But samples of the mass revealed that it was actually a pea plant that had sprouted in his windpipe. Sveden recovered after doctors removed the plant.<br><br>WHDH<br><br>X-Rays: Toddler Survives Hook in Brain<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_skull_100726_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_skull_100726_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="11254212"/><br><br>Seventeen-month-old Jessiah Jackson fell into a pressure washer when a chair in which he was sitting tipped over. A metal hook that was part of the appliance became lodged two to three inches into the toddler's brain near a large blood vessel. Despite the risky nature of the procedure involved, surgeons at North Carolina Children's Hospital, Chapel Hill, were able to remove the hook safely from Jackson's skull.<br><br>UNC Hospitals<br><br>X-oddities <img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_bagram_device_in_head_100409_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_bagram_device_in_head_100409_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="10330900"/><br><br>This CT scan image shows the placement of a 14.5 mm highly explosive incendiary round that was removed from the scalp of an Afghan National Army soldier March 18, 2010, at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The injury was sustained during an improvised explosive device attack. Doctors, who donned body armor before performing surgery, removed the round without explosion. <br><br>Courtesy U.S. Air Force<br><br>X-Ray Oddities<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_bargram_device_side_100409_ssv.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_bargram_device_side_100409_ssv.jpg" data-img-width="329" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="10331337"/><br><br>Shown here in a frontal CT scan, the unexploded incendiary device is lodged in a soldier's scalp. The soldier was brought to the Craig Joint Theater Hospital, where doctors and an explosives ordnance disposal team were able to remove the device without detonating it. <br><br>Courtesy U.S. Air Force<br><br>X-Ray Oddities<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_bargram_device_top_100409_ssv.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_bargram_device_top_100409_ssv.jpg" data-img-width="411" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="10331341"/><br><br>The incendiary device lodged itself near the right frontal lobe of the Afghan soldier. Fortunately for the patient, the shell did not penetrate his skull. However, doctors said the man still sustained a traumatic brain injury from the attack.<br><br>Courtesy U.S. Air Force<br><br>X-Ray Oddities<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_bargram_device_measure_100409_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_bargram_device_measure_100409_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="10331335"/><br><br>This image shows the incendiary round after doctors removed it from the patent's head. The device, originally mistaken for a piece of scrap metal, contained 5 grams of live explosives.<br><br>Courtesy U.S. Air Force<br><br>X-Rays: Man With Nail Lodged in Heart<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/abc_100406_ann_impaled_child_2_100406_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/abc_100406_ann_impaled_child_2_100406_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="10298345"/><br><br>Nine-year-old Damaris Villanueva of Phoenix, Ariz., required medical attention after she fell on a wrought iron fence Saturday — and the posts of the fence penetrated her leg. Villanueva is expected to make a full recovery. The girl was standing on the cement part of the block and wrought iron fence to get a ball out of a tree when she fell, Phoenix Fire spokesman Alex Rangel told ABC News affiliate KNXV-TV.&lt;p&gt;"My left foot got stuck, then I saw [my impaled leg] then I yelled to my mom I was sorry," Villanueva told reporters in her hospital room at Maricopa Medical Center.<br><br>ABC News<br><br>X-Rays: Man With Nail Lodged in Heart<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/abc_poland_nail_in_heart_100401_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/abc_poland_nail_in_heart_100401_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="10263768"/><br><br>Doctors in Poland this week removed a 5-centimeter (2-inch) nail from a man's heart. According to news reports, the injury occurred during an accident with a nail gun at a construction site in the town of Swietochlowice. Despite the serious nature of the injury, the man was reported to be in stable condition following an operation to remove the nail.<br><br>ABC News<br><br>X-Rays:Saints Fan Swallows Logo <img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/abc_xray_100209_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/abc_xray_100209_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="9784529"/><br><br>New Orleans resident and Saints fan Florellen Rickard told reporters that she accidentally swallowed her Saints logo earring last week after she mistook it for a vitamin pill on her bedside table. "I swallowed, and something really hurt. Then I looked down and saw one fleur de lis, " Rickard told the New York Post Monday. "I thought, 'Uh-oh.' " Doctors fortunately could remove the piece of jewelry after maneuvering it into her throat and pumping her stomach. She recovered in time enjoy the Super Bowl with her friends.<br><br>ABC News<br><br>X-ray Oddities: Boy with chopstick up his nose<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/wabc_chopstick_ax3_100105_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/wabc_chopstick_ax3_100105_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="9483705"/><br><br>Li Jingchao, a 14-month-old boy in China, fell while running with chopsticks and one of the sticks pierced his nose, according to media reports. Dr. Sun Wei, the attending doctor at a Beijing hospital, told CNN that the stick penetrated more than two inches into the boy's skull. Doctors were surprised to find that they were able to remove the chopstick easily without surgery and with no serious consequences for the child.<br><br>WABC<br><br>xray <img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/abc_xray_oddities_duck_091015_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/abc_xray_oddities_duck_091015_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="8836759"/><br><br>Veterinarians in San Diego Wednesday treated a duck they suspected was the bull's eye of a cruel round of target practice by someone with a bow and arrow. When a park maintenance worker found the wounded animal, five arrows had impaled it. Surprisingly, after doctors removed the arrows, the duck was expected to make a full recovery.<br><br>ABC<br><br>X-Ray Oddities: Lodged in Lung<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_lodged_in_lung_1_090917_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_lodged_in_lung_1_090917_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="8606275"/><br><br>Doctors say 50-year-old John Manley should be OK now that they have removed the 1-inch piece of plastic that he sucked into his lung. The fragment of an eating utensil had rested there since Manley apparently inhaled it nearly two years ago while swallowing a soft drink at a Wendy's restaurant. Doctors at Duke University Medical Center say the foreign object was likely to blame for the coughing, fatigue and pneumonia that plagued Manley for almost two years. When they pulled it from Manley's left lung, they could still read the Wendy's logo and part of the word "hamburgers." Dr. Momen Wahidi at Duke called it "one of the weirdest things I've removed in my career."<br><br>Courtesy Duke University Hospital<br><br>X-Ray Oddities<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/abc_nail_hand_090821_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/abc_nail_hand_090821_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="8381218"/><br><br>Do-it-yourselfer Matt Taylor was using a nail gun to frame a door in his basement <a href="http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/projects/oufinopo/myomeka/posters/show/11385">Garage Door Repair Las Vegas</a> when a slip resulted in a 3.5-inch nail penetrating his wrist.&lt;p&gt;"I really should have just had two hands on the nail gun, and this would have never happened," Taylor said on "Good Morning America" on Aug. 21, 2009.&lt;p&gt;Fortunately, doctors were able to safely remove the nail, allowing Taylor to escape his D.I.Y. disaster with no permanent damage.<br><br>ABC<br><br>X-Ray Oddities<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/abc_ann_dog_fork_090713_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/abc_ann_dog_fork_090713_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="8070995"/><br><br>A 12-week-old Chihuahua puppy in Manchester, Ky., named Smokey survived three days in the woods with part of a large barbecue fork lodged in his brain. According to local news reports, the puppy ran away after the fork, which his owner was using to scoop out food for the dog, broke off and lodged in his skull. His owners found him July 8, 2009 and took him to the veterinarian to have the fork removed in a procedure that took about 30 seconds. Smokey is expected to make a full recovery.<br><br>ABC<br><br>X-Ray Oddities<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/abc_ann_dog_fork3_090713_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/abc_ann_dog_fork3_090713_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="8070997"/><br><br>null<br><br>ABC <br><br>X-Ray Oddities Stabbed Soldier<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_stabbed_soldier_090630_ssv.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_stabbed_soldier_090630_ssv.jpg" data-img-width="411" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="7964182"/><br><br>On July 3, 2007, a teenage Iraqi insurgent attacked Sgt. Dan Powers on the streets of Baghdad, plunging a 9-inch knife deep into his skull. Powers later recalled that he believed he had been punched, not stabbed — and only when one of his comrades told him he had a knife in his head did he realize the extent of his injury.<br><br>null<br><br>X-Ray Oddities Stabbed Soldier<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_stabbed_soldier_02_090630_ssv.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_stabbed_soldier_02_090630_ssv.jpg" data-img-width="512" data-img-height="512" data-img-id="7964184"/><br><br>Despite the severity of his injury, Powers remained alert as he was rushed to a combat hospital, where surgeons removed the knife, seen here in an X-ray image. He was then airlifted to the United States and taken to Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The injury left him barely able to walk, but after a grueling rehabilitation, Powers has rejoined his fellow paratroopers of the 118th MP Company out of Fort Bragg, N.C. Next month, Powers — a fully qualified paratrooper once again — will be boarding another military plane, this one bound for Afghanistan.<br><br>null<br><br>xray oddities<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_leg_xray_1_090601_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_leg_xray_1_090601_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="7727162"/><br><br>An alternate X-ray view of the pitchfork tine embedded in 10-year-old Darian Barton's leg. The girl was reportedly in good spirits following the incident, which left her with both a staph infection and salmonella poisoning, according to reports from KMBC-TV. Doctors are treating her with antibiotics and she is expected to make a full recovery.<br><br>Courtesy KMBC-TV<br><br>Xray oddities<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_leg_xray_2_090601_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_leg_xray_2_090601_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="7727188"/><br><br>While performing chores in her family's barn, 10-year-old Darian Barton of Maysville, Mo., reportedly slipped and fell, impaling her leg on a pitchfork. According to &lt;a href="http://www.kmbc.com/news/19605157/detail.html"target="external"&gt;reports by ABC affiliate KMBC-TV in Kansas City&lt;/a&gt;, the girl's father sawed the tine that was embedded in her leg off of the pitchfork before Darian was transported by helicopter to a hospital.<br><br>Courtesy KMBC-TV<br><br>X-Ray Oddities<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/abc_scissors_swallowed_090402_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/abc_scissors_swallowed_090402_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="7236773"/><br><br>When a friend told 27-year-old Kong Lin of eastern China heard a joke, Lin laughed so forcefully that he swallowed a 4-inch long pair of scissors he was using as a toothpick, reported the U.K.'s Daily Mail. The scissors, which became lodged in Lin's throat, required surgical removal. Fortunately, according to the story, Lin emerged from the experience relatively unscathed.<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/vr28aWsmgFM&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/vr28aWsmgFM&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>ABC<br><br>Xray Oddities <img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/abc_harpoon1_090331_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/abc_harpoon1_090331_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="7217079"/><br><br>In what Abreu's father, Edilson, described to the Brazilian press as a "miracle," the fishing spear entered just above Abreu's left eye and missed the most critical areas of his brain. Doctors say he is unlikely to suffer major, lasting damage from the accident.<br><br>ABC<br><br>Xray Oddities <img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/abc_harpoon3_090331_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/abc_harpoon3_090331_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="7217075"/><br><br>Emerson de Oliveira Abreu required five hours of high-risk surgery after a fishing spear, which he apparently fired himself, ricocheted off rocks and penetrated his head and brain, The Associated Press reports. Abreu was injured while diving off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. The six-inch blade penetrated so deeply into his head that only the tip was visible, according to family members and authorities.<br><br>ABC<br><br>xray oddities <img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/cen_fetus_stomach_1_090119_ssv.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/cen_fetus_stomach_1_090119_ssv.jpg" data-img-width="297" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="6681329"/><br><br>Doctors were stunned when a 92-year-old woman, complaining of a stomachache, was found to have been carrying her unborn baby in her womb for the past 60 years, according to a report from the Central European News Agency. Huang Yijun of Huangjiaotan, China, had been told in 1948 that her child had died in the womb, but the procedure to remove it was too expensive for her at the time, according to the report. <br><br>CEN <br><br>xray oddities <img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/cen_fetus_stomach_2_090119_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/cen_fetus_stomach_2_090119_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="6681332"/><br><br>Here is an X-ray of Huang's abdomen that shows the unborn fetus. "I couldn't believe my eyes when I discovered she had a baby in her belly," Dr. Liu Anbin at Qingshen hospital told the Central European News Agency. "I've been a doctor for more than 40 years, and it's the first time I have seen something like this."&lt;p&gt;According to the news report, doctors are doing further tests to determine if the fetus has to be removed or if the elderly woman can be spared surgery.<br><br>CEN<br><br>medical oddities<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_oddities_081222_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_oddities_081222_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="6511081"/><br><br>On the left is an X-ray of a typical skull, while on the right is an X-ray of 9-year-old Jordan Taylor's skull following an accident in which a truck hit a car he was riding in.. The force of the impact shifted the boy's head about an inch forward, effectively separating his skull from his spine.<br><br>Courtesy Cook Children's Medical Center<br><br>X-Ray Oddities arrow in head<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/CEN_ArrowInHead_02_081216_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/CEN_ArrowInHead_02_081216_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="6472087"/><br><br>Eleven-year-old Chinese schoolboy Liu Cheong had a brush with death when his friend shot him in the head with a 16-inch arrow, according to numerous international media reports. The arrow entered his skull through the eye socket and lodged in the back of his head. Somehow, the boy was spared a fatal brain injury.<br><br>CEN Online<br><br>X-Ray Oddities<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/abc_keys_eye_081126_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/abc_keys_eye_081126_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="6338512"/><br><br>This X-ray view, from the front of Holderman's head, shows the path that the car key took as it lodged into the boy's eye socket. Fortunately, the angle at which the key penetrated the boy's skull prevented it from causing irreparable damage to his eye, doctors said.<br><br>ABC<br><br>X-Ray Oddities<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/abc_keys_eye_02_081126_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/abc_keys_eye_02_081126_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="6338515"/><br><br>This X-ray shows how, during a fall, a car key penetrated the eyelid of 17-month-old Nicholas Holderman of Kentucky, reaching his brain. While doctors initially believed that the object had ruptured Nicholas' eyeball, another team of specialists later confirmed that the boy had sustained no permanent damage.<br><br>ABC<br><br>animal oddities <img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/abc_dog_fork_080818_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/abc_dog_fork_080818_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="5605094"/><br><br>A 10-year-old Husky named Apachee experienced a close call after a fork he swallowed punctured a hole in his stomach and entered his abdomen. Despite injuries the North Carolina dog sustained to his lung and pulmonary artery, as well as a brief period of cardiac arrest, a team of six surgeons was able to save him.<br><br>ABC<br><br>X-Ray Oddities<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/abc_wnn_pin_head_080709_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/abc_wnn_pin_head_080709_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="5339181"/><br><br>According to local reports, 19-year-old Chris Clear was moving a roto-tiller on April 22 when a pin from the machine was thrown loose. It entered his nose and lodged in his brain, where it was eventually found by doctors during an X-ray. While Clear's initial prognosis was grim, surgeons were able to remove the pin in a marathon nine-hour surgery. Clear has reportedly lost some of his peripheral vision from the accident.<br><br>ABC<br><br>Nail head<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/abc_nail_head_080611_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/abc_nail_head_080611_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="5045170"/><br><br>George Chandler of Shawnee, Kan., was installing latticework at his home with a friend when his nail gun fired unexpectedly, driving a 2.5-inch nail into the top of his head. According to local reports, Chandler arrived at the hospital via ambulance, his hat nailed to his head. Doctors used a claw hammer to remove the nail, and Chandler says he is none the worse for wear after the incident.<br><br>ABC<br><br>X Ray Oddities <img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/abc_magnets_080602_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/abc_magnets_080602_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="4981947"/><br><br>Last month, 8-year-old Haley Lents of Indiana swallowed 10 magnets and 20 steel balls from a Magnetix toy set. The magnets and balls attracted one another within her digestive tract, ripping a total of eight holes in her intestines and forcing her parents to rush her to the hospital for emergency surgery. Lents later told reporters that the magnets and steel balls "looked like candy."<br><br>ABC<br><br>x-ray oddities<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_chapman1_080318_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_chapman1_080318_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="4471971"/><br><br>The white spot in the middle of this X-ray image is an air-gun pellet, lodged in the brain of 4-year-old British girl Somma Chapman. Doctors say Chapman is making an unlikely recovery after she was accidentally shot in the head by one of her playmates. The projectile caused a stroke, but fortunately it did not rupture any major blood vessels, the U.K. newspaper The Sun reported.<br><br>Caters News<br><br>X-Ray Oddities<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_Xray02_080311_ssv.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_Xray02_080311_ssv.jpg" data-img-width="327" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="4428473"/><br><br>British military medics in Afghanistan were stunned when faced with a young patient who had a knife embedded in his head. Upon his arrival at the field hospital with his father, the boy was still conscious and able to walk. The boy reportedly received the injury when a man tried to attack his father.<br><br>UK Ministry of Defence <br><br>Magnet<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_xray_magnet1_080204_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_xray_magnet1_080204_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="4239729"/><br><br>These X-ray images show a pair of magnets in the small intestine of a 4-year-old boy. The magnets, which the boy swallowed, pinched his intestinal tissues, creating a potentially deadly situation.&lt;br/&gt; &lt;br/&gt;&lt;b&gt;Watch "Good Morning America" Tuesday, Feb. 5, to see more about this story. &lt;/b&gt;<br><br>Archives of Pediatrics &amp; Adolescent Medicine<br><br>Magnet<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_magnets_080204_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_magnets_080204_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="4239733"/><br><br>To remove the magnets, doctors had to perform emergency surgery. Luckily, the magnets were easy to grab — they attached themselves readily to the surgeons' steel instruments.<br><br>Archives of Pediatrics &amp; Adolescent Medicine<br><br>screwdriver<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/gma_screwdriver_071227_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/gma_screwdriver_071227_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="4056365"/><br><br>A 2-year-old from Minnesota was treated at the Mayo Clinic in December after she tripped and fell on a screwdriver. The tool entered her head above her left eye. Fortunately, doctors were able to remove the screwdriver without surgery, and the girl escaped without major injury, according to media reports.<br><br>ABC News<br><br>X-ray<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_tiny_brain_071126_ssh.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_tiny_brain_071126_ssh.jpg" data-img-width="531" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="3914670"/><br><br>This brain scan of a 44-year-old French civil servant, published in the journal Lancet, reveals his brain to be much smaller than normal. The dark area on the scan shows the swollen, fluid-filled space that has crowded his skull, leaving little room for his brain. Oddly, the man's cognitive abilities did not seem to be profoundly affected by his unusually small brain, as he was deemed to possess only moderately below-normal intelligence.<br><br>Handout<br><br>Tiger<img src="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/photos/photos-xray-medical-scans-2033647" alt="" data-img-location="/images/Health/ht_tiger_xrays_051110_ssv.jpg" data-img-slug="" data-img-src="http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Health/ht_tiger_xrays_051110_ssv.jpg" data-img-width="405" data-img-height="411" data-img-id="3034230"/><br><br>Tiger was just a 3-month-old kitten about 8 inches long when she ripped off and swallowed a 3-inch antenna from a TV remote control. Veterinarians at the Mesa Animal Hospital in Arizona removed the antenna, but the image will likely remain engraved in minds for years to come. Bad, bad, bad kitty.<br><br>Dan Hadley<br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

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