Promoted

Cooked Squid Inseminates A Woman’s Mouth

A Korean woman eating a cooked squid, including internal organs, felt a “pricking” pain in her mouth and was rushed to the hospital. The squid’s live “spermatophores” (basically, semen) were found in her tongue, cheek, and gums.

Danna Staff of Science 2.0 reports:

“These foreign bodies were subsequently identified as squid spermatophores, which I would like to point out are not “organisms” in any way. […] Spermatophores don’t have legs. Or eyes. Or exoskeletons. But that’s not to say they aren’t complex structures. (That’s why squid researchers tend to translate “spermatophore” as sperm package rather than sperm bag.) Each spermatophore includes an ejaculatory apparatus, which can expel the sperm mass quite forcefully, and a cement body for attachment. Of course, neither of those is a needle or a knife—the sort of thing you’d expect to need for actual implantation (into either a female squid or a human mouth). I’ve written a bit about this mystery before. As it turns out, no one is quite sure how spermatophores implant themselves into skin.”

Via science20.com

Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

 
 

    Contributions

    Here Are The Top Stories
    • Greece's bailout vote on Sunday could be very close, according to an opinion poll. Both sides are holding rallies today.
    • Uber has suspended its low-cost UberPOP service in France following protests last week.
    • After two previous missions failed, Russia's Progress rocket took off to resupply the International Space Station ?
    • Liberia has reported three new cases of Ebola this week. The country was declared Ebola-free on May 9.
    Get The News App

    Hot Buzz

    What’s The Saddest Pixar Movie Moment Ever?

    collection

    What’s The Coolest Concert Venue You’ve Ever Been To?

    collection

    Now Buzzing