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Swedish skinny-dippers warned about testicle-biting fish


Skinny-dipping is supposed to be somewhat of a freeing, care free experience. A new discovery in Scandinavia is leaving male skinny-dippers anything but relaxed.

Piranhas have long been feared for their sharp teeth, but it's the Piranha's vegetarian cousin that has swimmers in the Danish-Swedish strait of Oresund worried. Experts say the Pacu, native to South America, is infamous for chomping down on testicles.

A fisherman recently made the startling discovery, and experts with the Natural History Museum of Denmark have no idea how the fish ended up so far from home. The Pacu has intimidating, human-like teeth that are typically used for crushing seeds and nuts. The fish sometimes mistake the male reproductive organs for their favorite food.

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