Lego piece finally falls out of boy’s nose — two years later

After two years stuck inside a little boy’s nose, this Lego piece has finally fallen free.

New Zealander Sameer Anwar, 7, inserted a small Lego block up his shnoz in 2018 — a fact he informed his parents about at the time.

“One day he just told us he had slipped in a tiny piece of Lego and then we tried our best to bring it out but nothing came out,” Anwar’s father, Mudassir Anwar, told the New Zealand Herald.

“I did it by purpose,” Anwar told local TV hosts, while admitting he didn’t anticipate it would stay up there as long as it did. “I was frightened and surprised.”

Anwar’s father and his wife had a local doctor look up Sameer’s nose afterward, but the medical professional was unable to spot the small black plastic piece. The Lego may have already passed into Sameer’s digestive system, where it would be naturally processed, the doctor suggested — or, possibly, it may never have gotten lodged in his nose at all.

The Kiwi boy, who hails from Dunedin in the south of the country, has contentedly continued his life since then, despite having a small toy lodged in his skull for a large part of his childhood.

“Since then he’s never complained or anything,” Anwar said, adding that the family had not only moved on but mostly forgotten about the incident in the intervening years.

Then, this month, while sniffing a cupcake, Sameer experienced a sudden pain in his nose. He assumed he had inhaled some of the treat’s crumbs — but, in fact, it was the Lego piece.

“So his mother then helped him blow his nose and then this thing came out that was missing for the last two years,” said Anwar.

Being in the boy’s face all that time, it had developed a new veneer.

“It was shock, y’know? And it had a bit of fungus on it,” Anwar said.

The hardiness of Legos is so extreme as to be a focus of scientific studies, including one which found that the toys can last in the ocean for up to 1,300 years and another where researchers ate Lego heads to see how long it’d take to poop them out.

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