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Monday, September 24, 2007

Lusher lungs?

Want something else to worry about? Apparently the story of a baby with grass growing in her lungs is more than urban myth. I first heard about it from a reader who came across it in the blogosphere, but the international press is reporting it as fact here, in Australia's Herald Sun. This is the time of year when many of us are re-seeding in the hopes of a lusher lawn come next spring, so I suppose a baby who's crawling around on a newly seeded lawn could just possibly inhale a grass seed that could just possible take root... Oh my.

Posted by Barbara Meltz at 03:57 PM
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