What you see before you is not a plate of more-than-al-dente bucatini.
Nope, it’s a tapeworm that came out of the body of Kritsada Ratprachoom, a Thai freelance photographer.
The 44-year-old did us all dirty and decided to post picture and video evidence of the tapeworm on his Facebook page, and unfortunately due to it going viral we’re also bringing it to your attention.
Kritsada, who comes from the Udon Thani region in Northern Thailand, posted the pictures to his feed with the caption, ‘Damn….. What’s in me?’
He explained that he’d recently had an appendectomy surgery, but was recovering normally.
After dropping his child off at school he went to the loo, but didn’t feel finished and noticed there was something outside of his body.
The photographer initially thought it was rope left over from his surgery. But it was not.
He told Khaosod: ‘I had just finished dropping my child off at school and ran some errands when I had to go number two.
‘Afterward, I felt like I wasn’t finished defecating, like something was left. So I got up to see what it was. Turns out there was something sticking out of by bottom.’
The tapeworm that came out was moving, and was said by Kritsada to have a spongy and elastic texture.
Some reports have said that it was five metres in length, but Kritsada said that it felt like it could have been stretched to 32 feet.
Confused by the whole thing, he proceeded to flush it down the loo and try to move on with his life.
His post has now been shared thousands of times, and made a number of worldwide news sites.
Tapeworms aren’t particularly common in the UK, but can be caught from fairly innocuous-seeming things. For example, if you drink contaminated water, or eat certain foods that haven’t been cooked thoroughly.
They’re normally easily treated with a pill from the doctor, but if left untreated can grow up to 55ft long and survive in the intestine as long as 25 years.
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