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“Pregnant in the mouth”


The National Centre for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in Maryland, USA, have published a paper that claims a 63-year-old woman became “pregnant in the mouth” with 12 baby squid after eating a portion of cooked squid. 

The woman described a “prickling sensation in her mouth” while she chewed on the sperm sacks of the squid.

After visiting a doctor complaining of “bug-like organisms” in her mouth, a collection of baby cephalopods were found.

The paper explains:

“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.”

Calamari, anyone?

Special thanks to Corrina Laki.


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This entry was posted on December 15, 2012 by in Weird nature.

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