Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tales From the Womb

If you have a weak stomach, you probably shouldn't read the whole article. Yep, it's time for more parasitic twin stories!

What makes this one special is that it's about an adult male (Gavin Hyatt) whose parasitic twin tried to escape through his stomach. What. The. Fuck? He went to the hospital with stomach pains because the fetus was on the move:

"The 30-year-old man reeled in agony as his stomach ruptured — and the remains of his embryonic twin spilled out...Doctors said the growth, also known as a parasitic twin, was Hyatt’s identical brother who died in their’s mother’s womb early in the pregnancy. The 4-centimeter fetus became embedded in Gavin’s tissue and stayed in his stomach for the next 30 years."

I know.

So basically, you could have a parasitic twin inside of you right now and never know it. Until it decides it's had enough of you and wants its own life, damnit. Even Dr. Joe Santos claimed it was freaky:

"It was like something from (the movie) Alien. I didn’t believe Gavin when he said something was coming out of his belly button until I saw him.”

Never a dull day in the medical community, huh?

You'd think the worst was over by now. But no. Because Hyatt didn't let the hospital dispose of his parasitic twin. Instead, he decided to take "Little Gav" home in a jar. Like a sea monkey. I sincerely hope this man is married, because if he's still looking, his raisin-sized twin is going to kill any romance he could hope to create at home.

But at least he'll never be alone, right? Not as long as Little Gav's around.


said he keeps the twin in a jar at home and calls it “Little Gav.”