In Russia, a 59-year-old man lived most of his life with serious nose breathing difficulties all because of a coin he had shoved up his nose as a child and forgot about over the years. Doctors at the Konchalovsky City Clinical Hospital in Zelenograd recently reported the strange case of a patient who said he had been completely unable to breathe through his right nostril for several months. A CT scan showed that the right nasal passage was completely blocked by a foreign body. It was only after seeing the CT scan and the mysterious round object that the unnamed man recalled playing with a small, one-kopeck coin, and shoving it into his nose when he was about six years old. Because his mother was very strict, he was too afraid to tell her that the coin had gotten stuck in his right nostril, so he just left it there, and as time went by, he forgot all about it. Doctors were skeptical about his story at first, but after removing the coin, during an endoscopic operation which lasted 1.5 hours, it became quite evident he was telling the truth.