Local man, Walter Jeffworth, is recovering in the hospital after having a life threatening booger removed in a surgery doctors can only describe as 'intense'. The booger was a result of cold, dry weather that resulted in an enormous amount of mucous that, over time, collected in his right nostril. These conditions along with a lack of picking hit a critical point when the booger fused to his skin and eventually obstructed his breathing.
It eventually got so bad he passed out while playing Mortal Kombat X. His wife found him on the floor and had to rush him to the emergency room. The ER staff was shocked when they looked inside his nose and found the booger was the size of a ping pong ball. They decided they needed to life flight him to booger surgeon Dr. Johan Van Nosenburg in New York City.
After evaluating the seriousness of the hardened mucous ball, Van Nosenburg wiped his schedule clean and went directly into emergency surgery. "I've never seen a booger so great, it is both a work of art and an abomination!" exclaimed Nosenburg. Basically we couldn't just pluck it out with tongs. It was so infused to his nostril that we had to drill a hole in the center of the booger and lube it up with nasal spray then I personally had to pick it out of his nose with my finger.
In the end it took three of the nations most prominent nasal surgeons and a team of 30 doctors to remove the life threatening booger from Jeffworth's nose. On top of that doctors went through 30 lbs of Kleenex and 20 bottles of Afrin nasal spray. The booger is being put on display at the Smithsonian museum. Jeffworth is still recovering in the hospital. Upon release he is being told to pick his nose more often so it doesn't happen again.