Schoolboy Michael Delaney hours from death after swallowing magnetic tongue studs

Schoolboy nearly died after swallowing magnetic tongue studs designed to look like a piercing Magnets are designed to sit on either side of the tongue to hold stud in place Michael Delaney needed surgery after accidentally swallowing them Magnets ripped through his intestines and acid damaged his bowelTeenager was four hours from death when he had life-saving surgery | UPDATED: 09:15 GMT, 11 December 2012 Michael Delaney was forced to undergo major surgery after swallowing his magnetic tongue studs A fashion craze almost cost a teenage boy his life after he swallowed the magnetic tongue studs he was wearing.

Little girl whose TONGUE wouldn"t stop growing – and nearly suffocated her – can smile again thanks to surgery

Remarkable story of little girl whose TONGUE wouldn't stop growing – but now she can smile thanks to surgeryOlivia, now two, was born with syndrome that caused accelerated growth of her tongue.

Does eating chocolate make you clever? New research suggests it may help you win a Nobel prize, at least…

Does eating chocolate make you clever New research suggests it may help you win a Nobel prize, at least…<br> US research suggests the higher a country's chocolate consumption, the more Nobel laureates it spawns The Swiss take the lead, with the Swedes and Danes following closely behind.

Bulldog Bella Mae had 500 quills in her face after porcupine attack

No, her name”s not Spike! Bulldog left with FIVE HUNDRED quills stuck in her face after run in with a porcupine | UPDATED: 19:08 GMT, 6 August 2012 Bella Mae, a three-year-old bulldog from Oklahoma, learned a lesson she probably won”t forget after she tangled with a porcupine and was left with 500 quills stuck in her face.

Down boy, down! The oversized dogs that tower over their owners like big cuddly bears

Down boy, down! Hilarious pictures of the giant dogs that tower over their owners. Who”s the master in this relationship then With some standing nearly 6ft tall, you might think its the pets who are taking the lead in these incredible pictures.

Anyone for a tongue scraper – or a light to stick up your nose? We look at popular products to see if they"re worth buying

Anyone for a tongue scraper – or a light to stick up your nose We look at popular products to see if they're worth buying By Lucy Elkins PUBLISHED: 23:06 GMT, 7 May 2012 | UPDATED: 23:07 GMT, 7 May 2012 Most of us are keen to preserve our health and when a new product comes on to the market that claims to do just that, the temptation can be great.

Is this the world’s cutest cat? Heart-meltingly adorable animal caught on camera playing on a chair

Is this the world”s cutest cat Heart-meltingly adorable animal caught on camera playing on a chair. Meet Ksenia, a Scottish Fold feline from Russia and what thousands of internet users are calling the world”s cutest cat.

A brain tumour left Whistles fashion guru Lucille Lewin unable to smile but a new facial massage gadget is offering hope

A brain tumour left Whistles fashion guru Lucille Lewin unable to smile but a new facial massage gadget is offering hope In November 2009, design guru Lucille Lewin, founder of the legendary fashion chain Whistles, experienced the odd sensation of a numb tongue.