Mouth of a woman becomes pregnant with 12 squids

Published On: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 5:40 AM
By: Sarah Weiss
A South Korean woman was reported to have fallen pregnant to a squid.

The bizarre claim was made in a scientific paper of the National Center for Biotechnology Information in Bethesda, Maryland.

They said the woman 63 years old, was eating a serving of whole squid, when she felt a sharp pain in the mouth.
She told doctors that she could feel something in her mouth that is described as "kind of errors of organisms".

The cephalopods babies were removed from her gums, tongue and cheek before being identified as spermatophores of the squid.

The document says: "She did not swallow the lot, but spat it out immediately. She complained of a stinging and foreign body in the oral cavity.

'Twelve small white spindle shaped organisms were trapped in the mucous membrane of the tongue, cheek and gum and were removed completely, together with the affected mucosa.
"On the basis of their morphology and the presence of sperm bag, the foreign bodies were identified as squid spermatophores.

According to Science 2.0, a spermatophore is similar to a glass of semen.
The website says: "Each spermatophore apparatus includes ejaculation, which can drive the mass of sperm with great force, and a body of cement for fixation.
The site goes on to say that there is still a mystery surrounding how spermatophores are implanted
 into the skin.

A similar case was reported in December of last year, when a woman in Japan suffered severe pain in the mouth after eating a raw squid.

She took the remaining piece of squid with to Tosei General Hospital and bags of sperm were removed.

Incidents involving the impregnation of human mouths seem to be limited to the Far East, where, in general, more raw fish are eaten.