10 Shocking X Rays that are unbelievably real

X-rays are undoubtedly helpful when it comes to detecting serious medical issues. While X-rays can help us resolve critical medical problems, sometimes such incidents baffle doctors as to the nature of x rays and how certain objects got there.

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Sometimes, however x-rays have revealed shocking truths that could be construed as fake although they weren’t. Check out the 10 shocking x-rays that turned out very real.

10. Whats poking him in the face

Juacelo Nunes de Oliveira a 39 year old Brazilian Taxi driver was stabbed in the skull during a bar brawl. The knife blade ran behind his eye down to his jawbone. A centimeter more and he would have lost his sense of sight and smell. High on liquor and adrenaline, Oliveira did not even feel the knife there. It took surgeons 3 hours to remove the blade.

Head exray

9. Breaking Up is hard to do

It isn’t easy separating Siamese twins and the process may also endanger the life of the siblings as such procedures can give rise to complications. However, Siamese twins Allison and Amelia Tucker joined in the lower chest and abdomen also shared a liver and pericardium. Surgeons magically worked 7 hours nonstop on 7th Nov 2012 to separate the girls who are now leading healthy lives.

siblings conjoined

8. Gimme A High Six!

Many people are born with an extra finger and the condition is called postaxial polydactyl which affects 1 in 1,339 births. While some have a nub, others have six developed fingers. There isn’t a problem in having extra fingers although an extra thumb may cause problems of movement. Artist Jimmy Cliff had six fingers.

Hand exray

7. She swallowed what tasted good

8 year old Haley Lent of Indiana swallowed 30 foreign objects. 20 steel balls and 10 magnets form one of her Magnetix toy sets. Because of the magnetic nature, they stuck to one another tearing her intestines to bits. Haley was immediately rushed for an emergency surgery.

foreign objects in body

6. Crushed hands

The x-ray of a soldiers hands after being hit by an RPG shell in combat. The x-ray was taken to figure out if anything was salvageable or repairable by surgery. As per reports, one of the man’s hands was saved but with restricted mobility.

crushed hand exray

5. Her heart’s in the right place

An x ray of an obese woman who had undergone gastric bypass surgery to reduce her stomach. You can see the comparison as before and after x rays. Gastric bypass surgery can help you only if you remain committed to a lifestyle change.


human body exray

4. Novel places to hide a phone

Among shocking x rays, this is an x ray of a criminal serving time in Zacatecoluca prison in San Salvador. As a member of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha street gang, it was reposted that several members behind bars hid phones and sim cards up their butts or in their intestines as you can see from the x ray.

exray reveals cellphone inside body

3. The dog has your keys

Imagine searching for your keys throughout the house only to find your dog has it safe in her stomach. This is what this unlucky pet owner found out when searching for his keys. I’m sure the dog must have let out a beep which gave him away.

Keys in dogs stomach

2. Futuristic implants in the brain

In Clinical trials in Germany, 9 blind volunteers had a 3 by 3 mm device planted in their brains. It consisted of photodiodes that transmitted signals to the brain, such a device enabled the volunteers to enjoy vision in on varying levels. The resulting images were a type of pixilated version of the original and research on such devices carries on even today.

Futuristic implants in the brain

1. He nailed it

No one really knows how this guy ended up with a nail in his head but it could either be an accident or it could be due to some malicious intent. The weird thing about such a shocking x ray is that the nail can be seen lodged through the roof of his mouth and that is a mystery how it got there.

nail in the head exray


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