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Man Finds the Turn Signal Lever of His Old Car inside His Arm

(Photo: Jesse Bogan/St. Louis Post Dispatch)

In 1963, Arthur Lampitt of Granite City, Illinois crashed his Ford Thunderbird. The car was totally destroyed and Lampitt badly injured. Among other problems, he had a broken hip. But Lampitt recovered, married his girlfriend Betty, and raised their 4 sons together. He's now 75 and retired from a career in insurance and appraisals.

About 10 or 15 years ago, doctors found a foreign object inside one of his arms. X-ray images indicated that it was a slender rod about 7 inches long. It didn't appear to pose a problem, so they left it alone.

Recently, though, it began to hurt Lampitt. So doctors operated on him to remove the object, whatever it was.


(Photo: Jesse Bogan/St. Louis Post Dispatch)

The object was the turn signal lever from his old Thunderbird. During his accident more than 50 years ago, it must have become embedded in his arm, which healed over, leaving the rod encased in flesh.

-via BuzzFeed


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There is no such thing as a Pontiac Thunderbird... especially in 1963. There *was* a Ford Thunderbird in 1963... the first Pontiac Firebird was released in 1967.
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