Students in China Eating Roundworm Eggs to Aid in Employment
December 29, 2010 | by Lycurgus

Stressing about finding a job after graduating from college is common all around the world. Resumes are prepped, interview clothes are purchased, and, if you’re young women in the Chinese city of Xiamen, the regular consumption of roundworm eggs is considered.

While a good education is important, so too is appearance. College girls in Xiamen have taken to drastic measures to ensure they stand out from the pack in their job hunt, employing rather odd, and at times rather dangerous, methods of losing weight. One such way is the consumption of roundworm eggs.

According to Xiaomei, a student set to graduate soon, many students will eat the eggs, which are said to hatch in the stomach and allow the consumer to lose weight without the aid of diet and exercise. While this might be considered possible, it certainly isn’t healthy.

While consuming roundworm eggs isn’t ideal, there are other ways these clearly deluded young women will attempt to lose weight, including staring at a picture to suppress one’s appetite. Xiaomei, who does this on a daily basis, also washes herself with a soap that is said to help its user lose weight. As a result, some women are taking upwards of ten showers a day.

I suppose cutting back on what you eat and taking a walk daily isn’t good enough for some people. Lord help them if they discover Atkins.


  • this was done in america in the 1800's, shows u how behind china truely is to be a part of the global community.

    • This is known to be done by Chinese people over a thousand years ago. Shows you how much you are lagging behind too, right? Oh, do you know what a thousand years mean, sorry to burden your limited intelligence with this, Anything beyond 200 years old is beyond apprehension to Americans.

  • so you mean america did anything that's considered gross or unethical today?

  • 100lbs or less is perceived as the ideal weight for a women in china. this does not surprise me one bit.

    • Nothing wrong with that – if you are 160cm (5'4") tall then 100lbs isn't even underweight by medical standards. My wife is 159cm/47kg, and she's fine – ribs aren't visible, rock hard abs, but I'd prefer if she bulked up her muscles a little.

      Anywho, I like how China is the new Japan. Probably nothing more than an urban legend or joke which has turned into an unconfirmed article on a website known for BS articles which will eventually be treated as fact by a teir 1 media company in a years time.

      • Actually, being 5'4'' and 100 lbs is considered underweight based on BMI.

        • and actually bmi can't be taken serious when anyone with a decent muscular build is overweight or obese. Example all pro athletes are considered obese.

        • Yeah, but remember that Asian women are naturally built smaller in terms of bones and muscle mass. It takes alot of effort for an Chinese girl to build muscle than it is for White chicks. Though BMI is BS, a Chinese girl at 5'4" 100 lbs would pretty much seem to be at the same weight as a White girl at 5'4" 115 lbs in terms of build, I reckon.

      • she sounds like a teenage boy.

  • this is ridic

  • In fact, I see no real scientific reason right now if it is unhealthy. In fact, this process might help to fight agains allergic reactions e.g. But who knows. So, marking it 'not banned yet' is a prejudice.

    • Perhaps you see no real scientific reason for why it is unhealthy because you are ignorant of the sciences of nutrition and biology. While they don't specify a particular specie of roundworms, many of these organisms cause horrible disease and death from such causes as Trichinosis, Elephantitis, and Anemia, for starters. At the very least, a parasite from the Nematoda phyla (roundworms) will live in your 'gut' and essentially steal nutrients from your body, produce toxic waste chemicals that permanently damage the intestines and colon, and make you more susceptible to other infections as well as cancers.

      so marking it 'not yet banned' is certainly a prejudice, you nitwit.

  • Wow that just doesnt make any sense at all dude.

  • sounds like the tapeworm urban legend redone as roundworm. wonder if will get this soon.

  • Unreal.. .get real

    @ Unreal: I believe the term you are looking for is comprehension. Then again, maybe you did mean to say that Americans are not aprehensive about using run-on sentences, improper capitalization of works, and making inane comments directed at someone’s intellect…

  • Most people do not realize the very uncomfortable aspect of this. I had roundworms when I was younger, living in florida walking around barefoot. At night they are almost unbearable your ass itches like crazy. Doctor gave me some citrus flavored stuff to drink and got rid of them quick.

  • Wow, first of all, that is rediculous. Second, this writer is hilarious!!

  • your limited intelligence with this, Anything beyond 200 years old is beyond apprehension to Americans.

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