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June 17, 2008


A Cambodian teenager was recovering in hospital after a puffer fish attacked him in the groin.

(Thanks to DavCat)


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We hate even reading about that happening. Yipes!

Y'know, I've been diving 20 years, and I never knew they could be aggressive. There are a lot of things in the ocean that can ruin your afternoon, I'll be adding the humble pufferfish to that list.

Oh, wait, I don't have a scrotum. pufferfish

What a ballsy fish.

I'm willing to bet the fish was a female. We always go for the balls groin when angered.

The Khmer-language Koh Santepheap daily ran a picture of the unnamed 13-year-old in a hospital bed with heavy strapping around his testicles, saying he was lucky to be alive.

I really hate the phrase "heavy strapping around his testicles".

*curls up into fetal position*

Technically that's a porcupine fish. Real puffers don't have spines, but they are poisonous, which is why you make sure the chef tastes the fugu first...

You are correct, Steve. Pufferfish ate larger, as well.

Cambodian boys are traditionally advised not to swim in waters where the fish is common.

I wonder if this is their version of "You'll go blind if you keep doing that...

"Heavy Testicle Strapping" WBAGNFARB

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