EATING RAW SQUID JUST GOT A LOT SCARIER
So eating anything these days seems to come with some sort of risk. Pollutants, chemicals, pesticide, just about anything you can think of. But when it comes to fruit, vegetables and fish the risk is parasites. Yup, parasites. If you don’t wash your raw veggies and fruits you can pick up all sorts of stuff. It’s not new! Most of us have some range of parasite or three. And eating raw or undercooked fish also puts you at risk of parasites. But for one 62-year-old Korean woman in South Korea, this proved especially and dramatically true. She thought she was having a nice night out when she chowed down on her seafood dinner. But her raw squid dish sent her to the emergency room! How? Her mouth was inseminated with Squid sperm! And it’s worse than it sounds!
KOREAN WOMAN TOOK ONE BITE, FELT LIKE DOZENS OF BUGS BITING HER TONGUE
She knew something was wrong as soon as she started eating the raw squid. Something felt just completely wrong in her mouth. It felt like dozens of little bugs were biting her tongue. Disgusting, right? According to the Daily Star, “She experienced severe sharp pain and spat out the entire portion without swallowing. Despite that, she could feel many small squirming white bug-like organisms penetrating her.” This is like the worst dinner horror story ever! It’s a good thing the woman spat it out. Otherwise the squid sperm would have impacted her throat, esophagus, stomach and digestive tract. Who knows how bad it could have been?
HORROR WAS SQUID SPERM CAUSING HER INSTANT MOUTH INJURY AND TRIP TO ER
But here’s how disgusting it really was! According to reports from Pathology International, if you eat squid that has both the sperm bags and an “active ejaculatory apparatus,” it can lead to the sperm exploding in your mouth and cause injury.
That’s disgusting! The woman still needed to seek immediate help from doctors and went to the emergency room. Normally, we all know or choose to ignore the normal warnings, that raw or uncooked foods can cause things like food poisoning or other health issues like vomiting and diarrhea.
But now, we also know that squid can give you a facial and send you to the hospital. It’s literally true. Disgusting!!!! But this isn’t just a Korean problem. It can happen anywhere.