A woman in China went to see a Doctor because she had blood in her urine. The doctors conducted a routine X-Ray and discovered that the woman had 26 sewing needles embedded in her body. It is thought that these were inserted into the woman’s body when she was a baby – by her grandparents who were upset that she was not a boy. Since the grandparents have died before, this is only a theory however.

Some of the needles have penetrated the lungs, liver and kidneys; one has even pierced the woman’s brain.