Eating Octopus might also kill you… or make you pregnant. Getting injured from eating them isn’t uncommon. A 71-year-old man in South Korea choked to death after eating a chopped but wiggling octopus tentacles. This makes them unconscious, then you can deliver a painless death. A woman in South Korea stopped breathing after eating a live octopus, and died 16 days later in hospital. Our picks of the week from around the web, including the truth about death and good reasons not to eat cephalopods. It is known as a choking hazard since the tentacles can stick to the mouth or throat, and even Koreans have known to choke on it. Many Korean natives also eat the octopus whole by wrapping it … Reportedly, the old man had been asking for help for respiratory difficulty. AFP October 12, 2012 2:11pm. The 35-year-old man, who was a host on DouYu, one of China's largest live-streaming platforms, had been filming himself drinking alcohol and eating centipedes, geckos and mealworms. When you order the dish, they chop it up and season it, and serve it to you as it’s wiggling around on the plate. For some, eating live octopus is said to be good for the blood sugar levels. The arm and suckers of an octopus, drying in the sun in preparation for eating… It cost more than most foods and set me back about 10,000 won (roughly 10 USD), but it isn’t exactly the most commonly eaten food. The woman was reportedly attempting to eat the creature live. I am very against eating live animals, exactly why I don't eat any sea food in most cases. What was the experience of eating live octopus like? According to CNN Travel, eating live octopus grew in notoriety in large part because of the infamous scene in Oldboy, a 2003 Korean film.In it, Choi Min-sik—the lead actor—eats a whole live octopus. A man, 71, choked to death in Incheon after eating a chopped but wiggling octopus, police said Tuesday. 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