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A 20-year-old British woman almost died from toxic shock syndrome (TSS) after leaving a tampon in for nine days due to forgetfulness during her final exams, according to the Daily Mail. "When I finally realized, I pulled it out," she's quoted as saying. "It was pure black. I wouldn't have known what it was apart from the string. It was horrible. I immediately chucked it in the loo, I felt sick."

Maybe freebleeders are onto something.
Maybe freebleeders are onto something.
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Sources: The Daily Mail