Thursday, January 24, 2008


Transplant eyeball sent to pub

‘An eyeball sent from Queensland for a transplant operation in Hobart went astray this week – arriving at a pub instead of the hospital.

A hotel guest in the Tasmanian city of Hobart was shocked when he received a foam box on Tuesday night containing a single human eyeball.

The box marked “Live human organs for transplant” was delivered by mistake by an unwitting taxi driver.

Hotel worker Gabriel Winner – who requested the name of the hotel not be used – says the agitated guest brought the esky to reception early yesterday morning.

“The guy left with me with a box with an eyeball in it,” he said.

“He got the box and signed for it and opened it in the middle of the night.

“I thought this is just too weird. I went and put it in the fridge because I didn’t know what else to do with it. It was more than a little disconcerting.”

A courier arrived shortly after and took the esky away.’

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