After being plagued for 55 years with the torment of a pencil lodged in her head, a German woman has finally had it removed.
Margaret Wegner, now 59, was 4 years old when she fell while carrying the 3.15 inch-long pencil, which went through her cheek and into her brain.
“It bored right through the skin and disappeared into my head,” Wegner told Germany’s best-selling newspaper, Bild. “It hurt like crazy.”
At the time the technology did not exist to safely remove the pencil, so Wegner had to live with it â€” and the chronic headaches and nosebleeds that it brought â€” for the next five-and-a-half decades.