Woman says she put part of her knee into spaghetti and fed it to herself and partner after surgery
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If you're of a nervous disposition, this one is not for you.
I'm all up for trying new things; exotic delicacies, strange flavour combinations, whatever, but there really is a limit, and one of them is eating parts of your own body.
Now, it's nothing new for mums and dads to eat the placenta following the birth of their child, hell, Tom Cruise was all over it back in the day.
Speaking in the mid-noughties, the Hollywood legend said he thought it was a great idea.
"I’m gonna eat the placenta," Maverick told the outlet. "I thought that would be good. Very nutritious. I’m gonna eat the cord and the placenta right there."
However, celebrity endorsement aside, one influencer went that step further when she decided to eat part of her knee... and feed it to her boyfriend. Yikes.
Paula Gonu recently underwent surgery on her leg, during which she decided to have a local anaesthetic and stay awake so that she could chat to the surgeon about what he was doing.
Speaking on the Club 113 podcast, the 30-year-old then revealed that after the surgery the doctor asked if she wanted to keep the bit of cartilage.
Paula said: "I told him, ‘Yes’ and he put what he removed into a small container like those used for urine samples.
“He put it in alcohol so it would stay that way for as long as I wanted. A week later, I was with my partner at the time, having a jokey conversation.
“I told him I wanted to eat it because it was part of me and I had to put it back in my body.”
Paula then went on to explain that she had made a bolognese sauce, which she later added to the piece of cartilage and served to her partner.
"I wanted to be able to say in my head that I’ve eaten a piece of my own meniscus," she recalled.
Justifying her bizarre addition to what was most likely a lovely pasta dish, Paula claimed that loads of people eat all sorts of bones and different parts of animals.
So why, she asked, is it any worse for her to have a gnaw on her own body parts?
I bet you're looking at your partner's pins now and imagining what wonders you could rustle up in the kitchen, aren't you?