Sometimes what you eat can bite back. Or inseminate, to be more precise.
The Daily News reports on the grimace inducing case study of a 63-year-old South Korean woman who wound up with a mouthful of squid semen after biting into an undercooked seafood meal.
The woman reportedly experienced "severe pain" and a "prickling, foreign-body sensation," before spitting the morsel out.
Doctors discovered in her mouth a dozen white, bug-like organisms which they identified as sperm bags. The Journal of Parasitology, which first reported the case, warned that although the condition is relatively rare, doctors should keep it in mind when patients report pain after ingesting raw seafood.
Calamari, or other cooked squid dishes, where the animal's internal organs are removed, are thought to be safe.