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Japanese Pillow Allows You to Cuddle with Tongue-Eating Parasite

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Isopod plush

Isopoda is the name given to an order of crustaceans, which includes everything from harmless pill bugs to the nightmarish Cymothoa exigua, which latches itself onto the tongue of a fish, drains all the blood out of it and then actually becomes the fish's new tongue. Just the kind of creature you'd love to cuddle up with at the end of the day? Well, the Japanese people seem to think so.

Isopod plush

It seems that giant Isopods have acheived a sort of celebrity status over in Japan, which has led one company to create a realistic plushy version of one. Described as being 'less grotesque than real ones' and 'soft and comfortable to the touch,' the world's most horrifying stuffed animal measures a whopping 20" long, and is currently available over on Amazon.

You can purchase your very own tongue-eating isopod for $125. And don't worry about keeping your mouth closed at night, because these bad boys aren't known to have a taste for human tongues!

cymothoa exigua
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