We all pay some sort of price for our vanity, but one man in China paid a price much higher than anyone should. All he wanted to do was look a little younger and get rid of some dead skin. So at his local spa, 56-year-old Zhang Nan jumped into what was supposed to be a relaxing tub of eels that were trained to gently nibble away the rough stuff.
One naughty eel, however, wasn't paying much attention to his job description, and started getting a little frisky with the man's nether regions. What happened next is so disturbing, I almost can't type it.
He told the The West Australian:
I climbed into the bath and I could feel the eels nibbling my body. But then suddenly I felt a severe pain and realised a small eel had gone into the end of my penis. I tried to hold it and take it out, but the eel was too slippery to be held and it disappeared up my penis.
Yes, it SWAM UP HIS PENIS! I do not have a penis, but I can still physically feel his pain. I would not have believed such a thing possible, but apparently it is. Once in his penis, the eel kept going and ended up in the man's bladder.
Fortunately for the man, after a three-hour operation, the eel was removed, and he was okay ... physically. Mentally, I'm not sure how anyone would ever recover from such a nightmare. I bet the dude doesn't drop trou anywhere anymore. I wouldn't, and I can tell you there's no way in hell I'll ever go near a tub of eels, even if they promise to make me look like Pippa Middleton.
As for the eel, his work is done. He was found dead in the man's bladder. May he rest in pee (sorry, but I had to go there).
Would you ever get into a tub of eels for a beauty treatment? For any reason?
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