To be expected
This is what you get for wearing those new fangled trendy board shorts.
Would never had happened with a good old fashioned pair of budgie smugglers!
A Chinese man who slid into a spa tub full of eels to enjoy some rejuvenating piscine exfoliation ended up in hospital with one of the slippery customers lodged firmly up his todger. Zhang Nan, of Honghu, Hubei Province, recounted: "I climbed into the bath and I could feel the eels nibbling my body. But then suddenly I felt a …
One assumes that, contrary to the usually implied scenario, it's only urinating whilst immersed in the water that opens up the urethra and provides a warm stream that attracts the fish. Whilst salmon have been observed to be prodigious leapers and eels and catfish able to cross dry land, the thought of a juvenile fish being able to swim up a narrow stream of urine falling from several feet up (as in someone standing on the bank) somewhat stretches credulity.
... covered such a horrible thing on his trip through the Amazon where he heard of an eel which would actively seek out urine. He managed to track down a man who suffered an attack, and the doctor who treated him.
I'm sure there are you tubes if you look hard enough.
The cases I've heard of were people urinating UNDER the water, thereby eliminating the need for a long swim.
The locals always know more than tourists - they urinate on the ground.
In Singapore locals laugh when they see a Foreigner walking bare footed on the sidewalks rather than using flip-flops. The reason is that Singapore puts it paving flagstones down in sand, rather than cement and a local parasite lives in the cracks and joints.
A bare foot stepping on a joint or crack is sufficient time for the parasite to transfer to the skin and then burrow it's way into the body where it turns in to a very, ver long and destructive worm.
Both the penile crawlers and the Singapore worms can be ejected by drinking foul tasting Chinese medicine.
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Jeremy Wade, Brit biologist host of the Animal Planet show River Monsters, interviewed a candiru victim and his physician. The fellow had the dead fish in his urethra for 4 days before extrication. An excerpt of the Dr. interview is available at the AP website, for the skeptical.
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