A 63-year-old South Korean woman discovered that she had become pregnant in the mouth after eating a squid.
While this may seem ridiculous, a paper by researchers at Kwandong University College of Medicine confirmed that the story is true and went on to explain just how someone could become pregnant after eating a squid.
“A 63-yr-old Korean woman experienced severe pain in her oral cavity immediately after eating a portion of parboiled squid along with its internal organs,” the study reads. “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 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.”
The International Business Times describes spermatophores as, “packages that carry semen and other tools that attach themselves to the female squid's body. Spermatophores are adhesive in some species of squid, which allows them to easily glue onto the surface of the female's skin.”
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Essentially, the spermatophores released by the squid penetrated the 63-year-old woman’s skin inside of her mouth. Reports say that the woman did not actually ingest the squid but instead spit it out immediately after putting it in her mouth because of a sharp pain. Doctors now say that the sharp pain was likely the squid, which clearly was not entirely dead, penetrating its “ejaculatory apparatus” into the woman’s skin.
It should be noted that some have decided to call the woman, “New Octomom.” Seems fitting.