SpongeBob SquarePants Turns Up in Child's X-Ray

PHOTO: This X-ray image from Radiopaedia.org shows a foreign body swallowed by a 16-month-old boy.PlayRadiopaedia.org
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A doctor in Saudi Arabia was astounded to find cartoon icon "SpongeBob SquarePants" in a child's x-ray.

Dr. Ghofran Ageely, a radiology resident at the King Abdulaziz University Hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, told ABC News he was surprised the cartoon character looked so clear in the x-ray. The item the child swallowed, which appears to be some kind of tiny pendant, looked like a "pin" when he first saw it.

"I thought it is just a pin," Ageely said in an email. "But when I opened the frontal view I was shocked to see SpongeBob looking at me with a big smile. Its angle and rotation are just perfect."

Ageely said the tiny SpongeBob was safely removed from the 16-month-old child through a scope.