If you're squeamish, you might want to skip this one.
A couple were recently left horrified after they discovered ‘thousands of chewed fingernails and toenails’ lurking down the side of their second-hand sofa when they went fishing for the TV remote.
Jess Taylor likened the scene to something ‘out of a horror film’, which included other gross items such as sweet wrappers, elastic bands, clumps of hair, and feathers.
Jess, from Larne, Northern Ireland, said: “Seeing all that was like something out of a horror film, it was so gross.
“It just sounded like hoovering up rice, it was horrific. We'd been sat on it for a week blissfully unaware.”
Recalling the incident, she said her boyfriend stuck his hand down the side of the sofa to find the TV remote, before being confronted with ‘chunks of stuff’.
Jess continued: "Then I put my hand down the side of the sofa and was pulling out chunks of stuff - we both gasped in horror.
"There were thousands of fingernails, they were ripped or chewed off. There were probably toenails in there too.”
Sharing her traumatising story on Facebook, Jess wrote: "I found a decent looking [second-hand sofa], smoke and pet free home, once they arrived, they did not smell or give me any reason to turn my nose up. Phew, that worked out!
“UNTIL… Tonight, my partner was doing the daily ‘where’s the remote, you have it’ routine. (I didn’t have it).
"The remote was down the side of the sofa, when sticking his hand down to grab it.. *take a breath and sit down if you have got this far*.
"He felt a load of yuck.. he pulled out said yuck and it was a handful of sweetie wrappers AND FINGER NAILS.
"Upon inspection and multiple gags later, we retrieved not hundreds but THOUSANDS OF FINGER NAILS of varying sizes. I don’t know the rate of nail growth this person has but they must have been on some kind of growth supplements, or had about 10 extra hands/feet.
"We then hoovered out the remaining nails, it sounded like uncooked rice being hoovered up.
"My goodness I have never been SOOOO disgusted in my entire life.
"I would have uploaded a picture but it will be in violation of almost every law on this planet.
"TIP - check your second-hand stuff thoroughly! I learned the hard way!"
Horrified social media users flooded the comments page saying how revolting the fingernail haul was.
One person wrote: "Omg how old was that couch cause that's years of build-up of clipped nails.
"It takes a lot to gross me out and this sure did it. How incredibly disgusting lol.
Another commented: "I'm actually gagging, could only read half way."
One person wrote: "That's not normal. Sure these people weren't serial killers?"
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