Steve Easton, 51, sneezed out part of toy dart that he had inhaled after 40 years. His nose was regularly blocked since childhood, but he thought it was due to hay fever. He was shocked to see the sucker tip of a toy dart come off his nose, while he worked on his computer.
“I started a sneezing fit and it (rubber tip) came out of my left nostril,” he said. He said he immediately informed his mother, Pat, 77, who then told him he had been taken to the hospital at age seven due to a suspicion that he inhaled the dart.
“There was just one of these darts without a tip. I took him to the hospital and they spent a lot of time looking for it but in the end they said perhaps it was a mistake. I knew it wasn’t and it’s always worried me and now it has suddenly shot out. We are all shocked,” the mother explained.
All his life, Easton has suffered from the sniffles, but he claims it had never caused him any other medical issues.
“I brought it up with my doctor and he was amazed like everybody else but said there had been no harm done”. Easton said he came to know that the rubber sucker had been in his nasal cavity for 44 years.