A New Use for Live Eel?
A Chinese man is lucky to be alive after sticking a live 16-inch eel up his rectum to try and cure his constipation, according to the Huangjiang Hospital website.
Doctors say the wriggly fish went on a bit of a rampage once inserted by tearing through the unidentified man’s intestines before promptly dying and getting stuck in the man's abdomen.
The unidentified gentleman, reportedly in his 50s, claimed he was following an old folk remedy to treat his bowel problems.
He has fully recovered after medics removed the dead eel from his belly during emergency surgery, according to the hospital.