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Old 10 August 2017, 06:11 PM
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Yow! Nude sunbather on Singapore beach injured after crab mistakes her vagina for oyster

Not sure if this belongs here or in NFBSK. I read a summary of this story in Fortean Times, which usually shows some skepticism, and sought out the source. For the usual reasons, I sincerely doubt it's for real. Anyway, here it is:

http://www.sundayregister.com/nude-s...vagina-oyster/

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The girls told reporters that they were worried that the crab’s pincers could have contained poison, so they took turns to suck out the venom from the wound. "We weren’t sure if that type of crab is poisonous, but just to be on the safe side we thought we’d better clean the wound."
"Honest, officer, we were just sucking out the crab venom."
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Old 10 August 2017, 06:24 PM
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There was a hoax, fake news, whatever you want to call it story that circulated not that long ago about an eagle mistaking a nude male sunbather's testicles for turtle eggs. This sounds like someone took the same formula and just made the sunbather female. If there's any nugget of truth to this story at all I would guess she got stung on her nether regions after sitting on the crab or something. I highly doubt the crab mistook her genitals for anything. I mean how would anyone even know what the crab was thinking.

ETA: Snopes page on the story about the male sunbather: http://www.snopes.com/nude-sunbather-turtle-eggs/

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Old 10 August 2017, 06:26 PM
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I mean how would anyone even know what the crab was thinking.
The extended article includes the interview with the crab.
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Old 10 August 2017, 06:31 PM
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The extended article includes the interview with the crab.
I know you're joking, but I didn't actually click on the article given the subject matter and the fact that I'm at work.
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Old 10 August 2017, 07:20 PM
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That crab grew up to be President of the United States.

And now you know THE REST OF THE (fake) STORY.
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Old 10 August 2017, 08:25 PM
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Isn't it strange to see "nude sunbathing" and "Singapore" in the same sentence. Singapore is very conservative and nudity is banned.
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Old 11 August 2017, 12:20 AM
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Even the crabs have to wear clothes.
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Old 11 August 2017, 12:38 PM
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Isn't it strange to see "nude sunbathing" and "Singapore" in the same sentence. Singapore is very conservative and nudity is banned.
The story makes quite a point of this, and while it presents the women as innocent in intention (only trying to get an even tan, making sure no one was around) I think the story probably originated in Singapore as a parable intended to discourage outdoor nudity and other activities - such as venom-sucking.
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