Guess where this little eel has been then feel some sympathy without sniggering for Zhang Nan, a 56 year old man from Honghu in China who went for some skin beauty treatment in an eel bath. Now, I did ask you not to snigger. Eel baths, apparently, are popular for people wanting to look rejuvenated by having layers of their dead skin removed and the slippery little creatures, so I am told, love eating, urgh, our dead skin. Well, OK, I guess if you really want to get into a bath with a load of slithery eels.
In case you are wondering about these eel baths and, as long as you promise not to snigger, here is a bit more information on the rather uncomfortable case of Mr Zhang Nan and his encounter with this long, slithery and rather adventurous specimen of eel. As when taking any normal bath, Mr Zhang disrobed and lay in the water trusting that the small creatures would do their job which they did, of course, yum yum, until one of them decided to go on a bit of an adventure up this interesting-looking tunnel that was floating in the water between the gentlemen’s legs. An unusual feeling, I would imagine, and Mr Zhang confirms this:
“I climbed into the bath and I could feel the eels nibbling my body. But then suddenly I felt a severe pain and realized 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.”
Unfortunately, after an emergency three hour operation, surgeons failed to save the poor little chap, the eel, I mean, not Mr Zhang. The eel was dead when they got to it way up there somewhere inside Mr Zhang’s squelchy bits.
Explaining how the eel managed to insert itself into the poor man’s penis, the surgeons said that eels produce their own natural lubricant that enables them to slither almost anywhere they want to go.
So be warned everyone. I hear though, that Mr Zhang’s skin now looks pleasantly rejuvenated or rather it did after he had stopped blushing.