A boy in New Zealand has been reunited with a piece of Lego nearly two years after it went missing, because he hid it where it should not be hid.
Sameer Anwar, 7, lost a Lego after inserting it into his nostril in 2018, New Zealand news site Stuff reported today, Aug. 17.
Sameer’s parents tried to recover it, even bringing him to a doctor who also failed to find it. They were told that their son would probably pass it through his digestive track.
For the last 18 months, Sameer has not complained about the Lego piece in his nasal passage, according to his dad Mudassir.
The family eventually forgot about it, that is until Sameer was eating a cupcake last Saturday, Aug. 15.
He felt pain in his nose and thought he sniffed some crumbs. The boy got anxious, even asking if he would die.
His mom got him to blow his nose and out came a black piece of Lego covered in fungus, The Guardian reported today. The piece appears to be a Lego arm.
“We never expected such thing. The Lego piece looks a bit gross but that’s how it is. Unbelievable,” Mudassir told the news outlet.
For now, the Lego piece is wrapped in tissue. Mudassir quipped that they should “donate it to a museum.”
He describes his son as “quite playful and a mischievous character” and says it is not the first time Sameer lodged something into his nose.
At 3, the boy put an imitation pearl up his nostril. Thankfully, his dad was able to get it back before causing any damage in the boy’s anatomy. JB