Ever come home from an evening and thought that "what I like right now is a few tasty live fish to offset me"? None? Me neither. Still, a group of full men in the Netherlands thought it was a good idea. After a night of booze and drugs, they decided to reduce live fish from their aquarium. And a little fishy didn't go down without a fight.
Writing in Acta Oto-Laryngologica Case Reports, doctors from the University Medical Center in Rotterdam tell the story of a drunk 28-year-old man who "was surprised" when he tried to swallow a prickly catfish. He was apparently inspired by the TV show Jackass leading to the excellent report of the story "A jackass and a fish."
The unnamed man and his friends had drunk beer and took ecstasy and decided to swallow some of their unsuspecting and very lively, animal goldfish. These smooth stripped creatures slipped swimming, but a spikey bronze catfish ( Corydoras aeneus ) did not.
Quite worried about the fact that it was swallowed, the fish defended its sharp spine defensively and sat down in the man's neck. Then he searched for several hours of unsuccessful self-administered treatment with more beer, honey and ice cream "that he finally sought medical help.
He arrived at the hospital and clung a two-minute home video of what had happened. In short, summarized by the authors of the case report, here is a blow-by-blow account for what the video did: ]; person A drink from a glass of clean water and a living fish; person spits water and fish, catches fish in the hands and throws fish on the table; fish flounders in need on the table; agonized fish delivered by person B to patient; patient gulps beer from bottle and subsequently engulfer the fish; patient unable to drink more beer as fish apparently stuck in the throat patient gags strongly; Patient clear in distress, vomiting fluids; Patient in extreme disorder uses two fingers to induce gag reflex, but apparently fish remain firm; person C mistakenly administers used Heimlich maneuver; patient still gagging; patient spits blood into the bucket. "