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Here’s the pregnancy and seafood story you thought you’d never read: A 63-year-old woman became ‘pregnant’ with 12 baby squid after eating calamari.
She’s already been dubbed the ‘octo-mom.’
A woman from South Korea felt a sharp pain in her mouth while dining on cooked whole squid. She told doctors she felt something in her mouth– something squirming. The doctors found “bug like organisms” that turned out out be ‘baby cephalopods’ attached to her mouth.
Originally posted by SoymilkAlaska
Fukushima is already changing the creatures of our oceans.
i wouldn't eat anything that ever went near the ocean ever again....edit on 20-6-2012 by SoymilkAlaska because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Sovaka
It's not a literal impregnation of a Female Human.
Simply unsanitary cooking habits gone wrong by that particular restaurant that allowed these baby octopus to attach in her mouth.
Still... A gross thought when you think about it.
These are small and sticky pods containing an “ejaculatory apparatus” and sperm. The apparatus expels the sperm forcefully, hence the pain. The baby cephalopods were removed from her gums, tongue and cheek.
The story comes via a scientific paper from the National Center for Biotechnology Information in Bethesda, Maryland. The paper says, “She did not swallow the portion, but spat it out immediately. She complained of a pricking and foreign-body sensation in the oral cavity. 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.’
Incidents involving the impregnation of human mouths appear to be confined to the Far East where, generally, more raw fish is eaten. When squid is prepared in the west, internal organs are removed meaning there is no risk of eating spermatophores.”
“She did not swallow the portion, but spat it out immediately