56-year-old Zhang Nan of Hubei decided to be a little more daring in the name of vanity and health recently, resulting in a predicament whereby an eel had to be removed from his penis.
Rather than and doing what most people do at a ‘fish spa’ – dipping their feet in a tank/tub full of little fish that will nibble your dead skin away – he bathed with some eels.
Zhang was soaking in the bath when he suddenly felt a sharp pain and realised an eel entered inside his penis, eventually disappearing inside his urinary tract.
Attempts at removal were foiled by the eel’s slippery and lubricated exterior. Zhang was then rushed to the hospital where doctors underwent a three-hour operation to remove the six-inch eel.
Unfortunately, this isn’t even the first time that this sort of thing has happened in China, since an even less unfortunate sap in Sichuan died last year after Eelception occurred in his rectal tract.
Perhaps the incidents were inspired by India, who could be considered a pioneer in this burgeoning trend.
By Audrey Lim