In a strange but true story from the Far East, a 63-year-old woman was 'impregnated' in the mouth after eating cooked calamari (squid).
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information in Bethesda, Maryland, the unidentified woman complained of a sharp pain in her mouth after eating a piece of fully cooked squid.
The woman from South Korea took the remainder of her calamari meal to a local hospital where doctors found 12 "bug-like organisms" stuck to the mucosa (skin) lining the woman's mouth.
After examining the woman, doctors found "baby cephalopods" and the "presence of the sperm bag" attached to the inside of her mouth. "The foreign bodies were later identified as squid spermatophores."
"She did not swallow the portion, but spat it out immediately," said the report.
"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 were completely removed, along with the affected mucosa."
Inside the pods is an 'ejaculatory apparatus' and sperm. Doctors say the apparatus in the sperm pods "forcefully shoots" sperm into the tongue, gums and cheek.
According to Science 2.0 a spermatophore is similar to a cup of semen.
The woman was hospitalized briefly. She is now fully recovered.
Similar incidents have occurred in the Far East where more squid is eaten raw. In the West (U.S.) squid is gutted and the insides are removed before cooking.
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Source: Mail Online