Recently, a mom found a dandelion growing out of her toddler's ear. And let's get real: That's crazy. But since the dawn of time, parents have been finding weird crap stuck inside their small children's ears, because, well, kids are idiots. Just kidding.
I conducted a little poll of my own to find out the strange objects moms and dads have pulled from their children's ears, and while the dandelion growth is hard to top, let's just say this: A live, fluttering moth is a close second.
Here are 9 crazy things parents have found in their children's ears.
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"Friends of mine had a preschooler who had a tumor in his ear near his brain -- they were told it might be a dangerous form of fast-growing cancer that could have spread to his brain. Surgeons discovered that it was actually a pink Barbie shoe! He had stuck it in his ear much earlier and tissue had grown around it over time. Thankfully, he was fine! It wasn't brain cancer, just a Barbie shoe!"