TODAY carried a report on a Chinese man from Guangzhou who had a live eel removed from his stomach. How did the live eel ended up in the man's stomach?
According to reports, the man had heard on the streets that as a remedy for constipation, which he was suffering from, inserting a live eel into his anus can effectively cure his condition. So the man did the unthinkable, and actually inserted a live eel into his anus. The man was hospitalised, as the eel began to wreak havoc on his intestines. Eels have pointed jaws, sharp teeth and a slender body that moves in waves, allowing them to burrow efficiently through sand, mud and pebbles. The eel used by the man was said to have a head as large as a ping-pong ball.