This is more than a little gross. The Telegraph reports:
Doctors treating a teenage girl who had become unable to drink water without being sick were shocked to excavate a gigantic nine-pound hairball from inside her stomach.
Ayperi Alekseeva, 18, from Kyrgyzstan, suffered months of dehydration and malnourishment because she couldn’t eat or drink, and came close to death.
But when doctors in the capital city of Bishkek cut open her stomach, they found a giant mass formed from years of eating her own hair and hair picked up from the floor.
Ms Alekseeva will be go home with her parents at the end of the week, and has promised to stop chewing on her hair.
There's more at the link.
Ye Gods and little fishes . . .