Parasitic twin erupts from 30-year-old man's belly button


32 Responses to “Parasitic twin erupts from 30-year-old man's belly button”

  1. TJ S says:


    That would be “cannibalistic”. Parasitism implies a parasite living off of the host, rather than consuming them entirely.

    Since this case involves a living group of cells tapping into the bloodstream and getting sustenance from the man, it definitely qualifies as parasitic.

  2. Krisjohn says:


  3. strider_mt2k says:

    Dibs on the killing sound!

  4. Anonymous says:

    He should sell it on Ebay, I am sure he’d make a fortune!!

  5. Moriarty says:

    It doesn’t say which one was evil.

  6. noen says:

    Maggie would have provided pictures.

  7. avraamov says:

    @13 – you’re right. ‘Fetus in fetu’

    i’m surprised they let him keep it – i wonder what the rules are on those sorts of things?

    i wasn’t allowed to keep my cyst :-(

  8. optuser says:

    Nobody said Quatto? What’s wrong with you people? Ok, Rudezombie got it.

    If only it had been bigger! A cosmetic surgeon could’ve started a NICHE-NICHE industry of turning innies to outies. Maybe stretch it out with some fake bones, animatronic joints, RF receiver…

  9. Xander Crews says:


    That’s exactly what I thought!

    Also, that’s exactly what he should name him.

  10. MadMolecule says:

    @16: I don’t know what the laws in your area are, but it’s possible you just had to insist. When I had my wisdom teeth out, they didn’t want to give me the teeth, but I argued (as best I could with a head full of novocaine and a mouth full of bloody gauze) and they finally gave them to me in a little jar of formaldehyde.

    I took them home, looked at them once, saw that they had bits of meat hanging off of them, and threw them away. Gross.

  11. Enochrewt says:

    Emergency appointment the next day!? Dude, you have a dead fetus springing out of your belly button, you should go the the motha f&*^ing emergency room!

  12. Gemma says:

    @14. Check to see which one has a beard?

  13. Talia says:

    I think I need a unicorn chaser for the unicorn chaser ;P

  14. TJ S says:

    Jonas Venture Jr.

  15. Rob Knop says:

    ZOMG we need a Unicorn chaser in a big way and fast.

  16. rudezombie says:

    Quaaaaid, start the reactor…

  17. Alys says:

    Reminds me of Barbara Gowdy’s short story ‘The Two-Headed Man’. Creepy!

  18. Anonymous says:

    @2 is right. In fact, I’m clicking fast and furious right now to find my own. I don’t think I can wait for the editors…

  19. Cefeida says:

    He’s ‘happy to have his little friend’? Wow. I remember when the same thing happened to my godfather, except they found the fetus by accident during open-chest surgery. The man was traumatised to find out he had been carrying his unborn twin with him all these years.

    Although he was a bit of a sad fellow to begin with so maybe it’s a question of attitude.

    Now I can’t help but wonder what the chances are that my twin flatmates have parasitical quadruplets inside them…:P

  20. eljesusmartinez says:

    parasitic twin? i think this is clearly a case of self-replication gone wrong.

  21. writesites says:

    this was pretty crazy, I read some other coverage of it that listed some other instances of when a twin was absorbed and then kept on growing as a parasite inside of the alive twin, freaky.

  22. CT Moore says:

    This is so “end of days”…

  23. Talia says:

    Good GOD. *runs away screaming*

  24. desiredusername says:

    That plumber has a great sixpack

  25. echolocate chocolate says:


  26. chris says:

    reminds me of dr. bloodmoney…
    now only if the parasitic twin could talk to him and the dead… then i’d be freaked out

  27. Chrs says:

    I’d probably take a trip, and bury it somewhere nice, but that I won’t ever see again.

  28. dross1260 says:

    How to get ahead in firefightin’ ?

    Oh, and, huuarf.

  29. Gemma says:

    Why is it a “parasitic” twin? If the surviving twin absorbed the wee tiny twin, then surely it’s the twin which gobbles the other one up who is parasitic? Sort of?

  30. Anonymous says:

    it’s funny they make him kind of ripped in the little diagram, and he clearly is not…

  31. adamgreenwood says:

    Don’t you think it’s just so cute that he keeps his dead fetus twin in a plastic jar?

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