When X-rays were discovered in the 19th century, it was labeled a “medical miracle,” according to History.com. The FDA calls the X-ray “one of medicine's most remarkable achievements.” To see inside the human body without breaking the skin? It is truly a bona fide superpower.
But the advent of newer imaging technologies made the shadowy imprint of an X-ray image seem a little bit dull. It just doesn’t impress in the same way--until it shows us something that shouldn’t be there.
Images of foreign objects accidentally (or purposely) inserted in the human body are all over the internet. There doesn’t seem to be a single household item that hasn’t been implicated in a terrifying (or mortifying) X-ray.
And when real images of medical nightmares get old, enter Photoshop. Now our imaginations are the only limit to what we can see on a screen.
Note: Foreign objects in the body are no joke and require immediate medical treatment.