In today's edition of bizarre news from around the world is a man who developed a fungal infection in his lungs after smelling his own socks every day after work. Metro reports that the unnamed man from China would sniff his own socks every day while changing clothes after work. As a result he caught an infection from a fungus that had developed in his footwear because of his sweaty feet. The infection spread to his lungs after he breathed in spores.
The man was admitted at a hospital in the city of Zhangzhou, where an x-ray confirmed the infection. A doctor told local reporters that the man's unusual sock-sniffing habit led to the infection.
According to Shanghaiist, the doctor also added that the man's immune system had been weakened by staying up too late while taking care of a baby, getting very little sleep and as other factors as well.
While this may well be the first time where stinky socks have created a health problem, it is definitely not the first time where socks have been blamed for creating a public nuisance. In December last year, a man on a bus to Delhi was arrested for creating a public nuisance with his smelly socks.
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