In a bit of funny news for the world this morning, an Australian scientist has been taken to hospital after getting magnets stuck up his nose.
The Melbourne astrophysicist was working on a invention to help stop the spread of coronavirus, which involved a magnetic necklace that would somehow be able to stop users from touching their face.
He’s told the BBC he was having a tough time trialling the product before having a break.
He was then just playing with the magnets themselves, sticking them to different parts of his face, before one of them became stuck in his nose.
“I started mindlessly placing the magnets on my face. First my ear lobes, then my nostrils – like a magnetic piercing,” he told the BBC.
“The problem was when I put magnets in my other nostril. They all pinched together, and the ones on my septum got stuck!”
“I started to get more and more stressed when I realised it wasn’t going to be trivial to remove them.
The man had to be taken to hospital to have the magnets removed.
To add to the hilarity, the man attended a hospital in Melbourne, where his partner works. A few of the doctors that know his partner were very entertained.
“They thought it was great, particularly the doctors that know my partner.
“They came past to have a laugh and ask ‘why were you putting magnets in your nose,” he told the BBC.
They were able to get the magnets out of his nose, and he’s all well and good now.
Overnight, he’s quickly become and internet sensation. He’s even shared a Guardian article of the incident on his own Facebook page just “in case you needed a laugh during these difficult times!”