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Kicker: A lost bud


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A man discovered a lost item after thinking he might be going deaf


MARY REICHARD, HOST: A British man feared he was going deaf in one ear.

Wallace Lee chalked it up to years of working with helicopters.

He decided to buy an endoscope to see what was going on inside his ear. And lo and behold! It captured a video image that revealed a small white object lodged deep inside his ear canal.

It took a doctor to remove it. Any guesses?

BUTLER: A golf ball?

REICHARD: An earbud! Lee thinks it’s been there for five years, after he took a nap on a long flight…and that when he pulled the soft rubber bud out, it detached from the plastic insert.

So it’s out now and more good news is that Lee and his golf ball have an improved game now that his balance is back.

It’s The World and Everything in It.

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