Horror story: Candiru: the Toothpick Fish – Weird Nature – BBC animals

Horror story: Candiru: the Toothpick Fish – Weird Nature – BBC animals

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The Candiru fish, or Toothpick fish, is a natural parasite commonly found living inside Amazonian Catfish. Watch this short video from BBC wildlife show ‘Weird Nature’ to learn how this small fish has become a horror story in its own right when introduced to humans!

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50 Comments

  1. mordhev on October 17, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    Wash your face before you pee in the river. This is native wisdom right here. But it only works if you’re the first one in the water.

  2. Mahmoud ibn Emir on October 17, 2021 at 2:25 pm

    Alright! Giggity…

  3. AirDrops on October 17, 2021 at 2:26 pm

    That I why I pee in the forest

  4. blu menthal on October 17, 2021 at 2:27 pm

    "Tell us the code!"
    "Never!"
    "Take the candiru fish."
    "The code is 913eeheu2683hdgwy183i…"

  5. Pen Lavits on October 17, 2021 at 2:28 pm

    That’s why you shouldn’t circumcise

  6. hap lpg service on October 17, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    Why you havent delete this video?? bbc

  7. kris michael on October 17, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    Disappointing to see BBC earth perpetuating an urban legend. It’s such a silly story to begin with, you’d expect one of their editors to do a bit of research.

  8. i changed my name on October 17, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    Imagine some one relese this to a puplic pool at summer

  9. Syahrul Ridzuan on October 17, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    NOPE

  10. Clark on October 17, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    Someone: urinates in the amazon river
    Candiru: so you have chosen death!

  11. pammie white on October 17, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    I wonder how they got such close up footage

  12. Shy Guy on October 17, 2021 at 2:32 pm

    Why not piss out of the water into the river instead of in the river then No candiru can ever get u 🤔🤷🏻‍♂️

  13. Gaming Creative Is Back!!!!! on October 17, 2021 at 2:34 pm

    1:57

  14. Sagat Uppercut on October 17, 2021 at 2:37 pm

    Oh God! That’s so painful…I can feel it all the way from North America!!!

  15. HELIXX on October 17, 2021 at 2:38 pm

    I remember watching this video when I was 7 and being traumatized

  16. Dian Maulana on October 17, 2021 at 2:39 pm

    Me: I have no fear

    Youtube:

  17. Evan Rhone on October 17, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    If you’re going to pee in the river, then try not ever do it in the Amazon River if you don’t want to have that little parasite of fish gills swimming and crawling up into your family jewels.

  18. Ace Jessie Ferdinand Gonzaga on October 17, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    I’m here from Grey’s Anatomy

  19. Clementine on October 17, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    this world sucks

  20. Dori Weishaar on October 17, 2021 at 2:46 pm

    😶😶😶😶

  21. Unconscious on October 17, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    This video is legendary and it is part of my childhood. Thanks for the upload.

  22. Mich 181024 on October 17, 2021 at 2:52 pm

    If no one’s gonna find a solution about people peeing in pools then nature will.

  23. Viper gaming sl on October 17, 2021 at 2:52 pm

    Disclaimer÷This video is extreamly painfull for men.

  24. Hellohellohello Hi on October 17, 2021 at 2:58 pm

    1:27 this where cs get their knife sound effects

  25. authbypass on October 17, 2021 at 2:58 pm

    Goodbye life.

  26. KoreaMojo on October 17, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    Public pools need these

  27. J S on October 17, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    Never peeing in water ever again lol

  28. Cockerspanielfan 56 on October 17, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    Yeah I wouldn’t want to swim in those waters cause I don’t want to lose my penis to that fish. I’ve read that men who have been in a situation like that ended up getting their penises amputated, which is pretty painful

  29. Mr. James on October 17, 2021 at 3:01 pm

    What kind of devil creature is this?

  30. MrSRArter on October 17, 2021 at 3:01 pm

    1:40 That guy’s a paid actor

  31. ルディ on October 17, 2021 at 3:01 pm

    Bye bye Amazon..

  32. CptObvious on October 17, 2021 at 3:03 pm

    That’s a pretty big fish, and the urethra is pretty narrow, how does this happen

    Strong swimmer perhaps

  33. Paul Jones on October 17, 2021 at 3:03 pm

    I’m here after watching an episode of 1000 ways to die

  34. David Mejia on October 17, 2021 at 3:05 pm

    Jesus Christ, that’s gotta be painful…

  35. Jared Ferreira on October 17, 2021 at 3:05 pm

    When I hear of candiru i grab my D immediately this is scary!

  36. Björn van der Valk on October 17, 2021 at 3:07 pm

    Not Cool, terrible fish

  37. Nyanderthal on October 17, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    God, you’ve gone too far this time. Evaporate the oceans now!

  38. planescaped on October 17, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    _shows loincloth guy_
    _mentions amazon_
    _says it’s grisley_
    Ohh… it’s gotta be that penis fish…

  39. Karbenn on October 17, 2021 at 3:09 pm

    Hell is real

  40. itsyaboinadia on October 17, 2021 at 3:10 pm

    I watched this when I was 6 and have been looking for this video for about 13 years now

  41. Evan AB on October 17, 2021 at 3:13 pm

    Scientists have done experiments with the Candiru fish. They’ve put things like urea and ammonia and other smells and the fish showed zero interest. Also there have been zero people who have had medical intervention from a Candiru going into a human urethra. They have proven that the fish could not fit into the tiny space, the fish is too large, has no way to pry open the space to get in and if it succeeded some how magically to do so, it would suffocate as the space is air and water tight. Kind of a stupid thing for the BBC to try and blatantly perpetuate this dumb cautionary tale that was told by a few European explorers who probably misinterpreted stories told to them about this fish by the indigenous people. Or one or both parties exaggerated the story to really creep people out, the Europeans their readers back home, the native people possibly their children to scare them sufficiently that the Amazon River is really dangerous and the kids need to listen to their parents or else.

  42. puffinpillow on October 17, 2021 at 3:13 pm

    I just read on Wikipedia that the candiru hunts purely on sight and not by the scent of urine. Contradicting info? I also read that the few documented cases of candiru attacks on humans mostly involved them being stuck in the vagina not penis, as retold by naturalists and explorers in the area from the 1800s. But there was one penis case in 1997, which is also surrounded by a lot of controversy. A marine biologist later visited the Dr who claimed to have removed the candiru in this 1997 case, but found the evidence provided (film of surgery and candiru specimen) suspicious as the Dr. gave a report that didn’t quite add up. (For example he said he removed the fish after cutting off its head spines but the fish specimen provided still had spines intact.) Overall an intriguing controversial fish. Just be safe and wear a form fitting bathing suit (especially you women actually lol makes sense doesn’t it the vaginal opening is much larger…).

  43. Mayhem W. on October 17, 2021 at 3:13 pm

    The blacklist brought me here

  44. Allen MacCannell on October 17, 2021 at 3:14 pm

    Only one documented case of this happening and that doctor isn’t trusted

  45. authbypass on October 17, 2021 at 3:15 pm

    Im done

  46. richard b on October 17, 2021 at 3:18 pm

    lets just nuke the amazon

  47. 137_Kevin on October 17, 2021 at 3:19 pm

    The big catfish seems to be a Firewood cat

  48. The Chancellor on October 17, 2021 at 3:21 pm

    How do you know if you have it inside you asking for a friend😳😳😳

  49. Mich 181024 on October 17, 2021 at 3:21 pm

    When nature finds a way of getting rid off people who pees at a pool.

  50. David Acosta on October 17, 2021 at 3:22 pm

    Don’t Lie, You Have One Palm Over Your Genitals Right Now 😳 I Know I Am 🤯

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