Steve Easton, 51, has had a piece of a dart stuck up his nose for over 40 years. That tiny piece of dart has caused ol’ Steve a cornucopia of health problems over the years, ranging from diagnoses of ‘the sniffles’ to ‘hay fever’. Finally after 40 years Steve Easton had a serious sneezing bout and the piece of dart living up his nostrils dislodged, and Steven can finally smell his own farts again.
I often ask myself: ‘What is a man if he cannot even smell his own farts?’ Well, Steve Easton can finally call himself a man.
A man who regularly suffered a blocked nose can finally breathe easy after he sneezed out the cause – part of a toy dart that had been stuck up a nostril for more than 40 years.
Steve Easton, 51, often had a case of the sniffles or a headache and put it down to hay fever. But his nasal passages are now clear for the first time since childhood after one big blow cleared the problem.
As he sat at his computer he sneezed and out flew the sucker tip of a toy dart, about the size of a penny coin. Easton told his mother Pat and was amazed to find that at the age of seven his parents had taken him to hospital after they thought he had inhaled the dart.
“I started a sneezing fit and it came out of my left nostril,” said Easton, of Camberley in Surrey. “I thought, ‘What’s this? Where the hell has this come from?’ and pulled out this rubber sucker.
I spoke to my mum and she said, ‘Oh yes, we took you to hospital when you were seven because we thought you had inhaled one.’”
His mother and father, Quentin, both 77, of Buckinghamshire, had found little Steve playing with his dart gun at their home in Camberley, and noticed one of the rubber tips was missing.
“I brought it up with my doctor and he was amazed like everybody else but said there had been no harm done. It’s just one of those things,” he said. “It had been there in my nasal cavity for 44 years. I was completely unaware that it was in my nose for that long. I feel no different now. I wonder if there’s anything else up there.”
Guys, I have to get this off my chest. I’m having trouble channeling the funny here because all I can think about is that scene from ‘Old School’ when Will Ferrell shot himself in the neck with a tranquilizer dart:
I’m also suffering ‘30 Rock‘ flashbacks to the ‘Nothing Left to Lose‘ episode when Tracy Jordan had a decoder ring removed from his nostril and was plagued by his newfound sense of smell. Suddenly Tracy Jordan associated Liz Lemon with the smell of his father, and would do anything his boss (Liz) would ask of him. They eventually put the decoder ring back up his nose and removed his sense of smell after everything became too stressful for all parties involved. Great episode. ’30 Rock’ truly was the greatest comedy of the 21st century.
As for Steve Easton finally being able to smell his own farts without that nagging dart stuck up his nose I say this: hopefully he hasn’t married someone with the world’s worst farts and is only now just discovering that, but good for him on being able to smell his own bran for the first time.