Sunday, June 17, 2012
Horror in the News: 63 Year Old Woman Becomes Pregnant With Baby Squid!!
Ok, I know that sounds like a headline from THE WEEKLY WORLD NEWS or some other check-out line tabloid, but this is actually true!! Well, sort of anyway. Ok, so SHE didn't actually become pregnant with a baby squid, but her mouth was "impregnated" with a baby squid. Confusing, well, read the article from the UK's Daily Mail website. Here is a portion of the article, with a link at the end to the full article should you desire to read more! This story was also reported on the International Business Times website. There is a link to both articles at the bottom of this post.
According to the dailymail.co.uk:
A 63-year-old woman became 'pregnant' with 12 baby squid after eating calamari, according to a claim in a bio-tech report.
The real-life 'octo-mum', from South Korea, was eating a portion of cooked whole squid when she felt a sharp pain in her mouth.
The lady told doctors that she could feel something in her mouth which they described as 'bug-like organisms'.
When examined, the doctors found 'baby cephalopods' attached to her mouth. These are small pods, covered in a cement-like material to make them stick.
Inside the pods is an 'ejaculatory apparatus' and sperm - with the apparatus expelling the sperm quite forcefully.
'Twelve small, white spindle-shaped, bug-like organisms stuck in the mucous membrane of the tongue, cheek, and gingiva [gums] were completely removed, along with the affected mucosa.
'On the basis of their morphology and the presence of the sperm bag, the foreign bodies were identified as squid spermatophores.'
Ok, so the moral of the story is to never eat squid with the organs still in it...cook it until it is well done, and by all means, dont' eat male squid! For those wondering, the article does go on to say that she did not swallow. Sorry, couldn't resist.
CLICK HERE to read the full article from the dailymail.uk.com
or CLICK HERE to read the article from International Business Times website.