Boy Forced To Eat Over 100 Tadpoles

Posted on September 23, 2007

“I was so scared that the tadpoles will become frogs in my stomach?”

Pang Pang, a 9 year-old kid from China, swallowed over 100 tadpoles in an effort to cure his rash.

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His grandmother had overheard from neighbors that this was a good treatment for a rash. She went right out to the local pond and grabbed a bowl full of tadpoles for her grandson. She then forced the boy to swallow 20 per day for a week.

After about 4 days Pang Pang became ill and went to the doctor. Although he was treated by the doctor, the boy was still worried that he might grow frogs in his stomach.

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The Chinese do use tadpoles for medical purposes but only externally and they have to be prepared in a specific way.

Poor kid will probably never listen to his grandmother again… who apparently is naive and gullible.

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23 comments
Jim Elwell
Jim Elwell

Ancient, advanced culture at work.

Kevin Butler
Kevin Butler

Everybody knows it's swallowing snapping turtles that cures rashes...His grandmother should be ashamed for not getting a pail of them instead of the poor tadpoles....

Uncle B
Uncle B

And in the hard times Chinese are known to eat anything with its back to the sun - not so for the Great Hulking American Neanderthals, ( no bigger bones than his found in all antiquity) who face a great depression with astounding inflation just around the corner in their corporatist, cyclic, economy, on its next down cycle! Even loans from China will not save them! Nobody on this earth has enough money to do that job! They too will eat tadpoles! but for survival! And they are biggest people on earth! Its going to take a lot of tadpoles!

sOME1
sOME1

EVIL GRANDMAMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!

luckylife333
luckylife333

0_0 He could of swallowed leeches...worse than tadpoles don'cha think??

Wally
Wally

Na, they got it all wrong. You have to deep fry the toads when there big and plump. I dont think it cures anything but it tastes pretty good. Not like frog, you can just chew up a frogs rubbery leg, toads are more boney and taste like a combination of fish and chicken.

kikie
kikie

but they also use cockroaches for medication, so .. that won't be surprising for me o_o;

kp
kp

Sure he got ill, but did the rash go away or not?

anonymousgirl
anonymousgirl

hmm.. I wonder if the grandma has any trauma for ointments.. XD

Eug
Eug

stupid grandmother. stupid neighbours. nuff said.

gee-man
gee-man

Ha, my grandma does that sometimes, except not with tadpoles, always telling me to eat this and that to make me stronger cuz she said she "read it in the paper". Ah well, could've been worse, tadpoles aren't that bad compared to say, live goldfish.

Heather
Heather

Aww... I felt so sorry for that boy...

Trish
Trish

My grandmother used to make me eat all kinds of things because, "she read somewhere it would make me feel better". If this boy's grandmother is the matriarch of the family, he really didn't have much of a choice in doing what she said, she is the leader of the family-what she says is law. Even if some cortizone cream would have worked better.

littleoslo
littleoslo

the news was shown last week and i felt so sorry for him, it is not becoz of the tadpoles but virus inside the tadpoles.

/chris
/chris

I heard eating live bats does wonders for rashes. The boy might want to give that a try.

Casual Adventurer
Casual Adventurer

Maybe they should have got him to swallow some live goldfish to eat the tadpoles......

Jeremy
Jeremy

That's just not enough tadpoles, they are so tiny, gotta bump it up to like 1000 or so for a real wow factor.

darkwing duck
darkwing duck

The boy got lucky it was not monkey sh#t. What worry with grand mama may be she forgot her meds?

Casey
Casey

Plus they were in all likeliness submerged in dirty water.

darkwing duck
darkwing duck

what wrong with grand mama may she forgot her meds.