In Indonesia, there are at least two people who have claimed that they can lay eggs through their anus. One was an old man, who was soon established by medical professionals to be, figuratively and literally, full of shit. The other is a teenage boy, whose case continues to confound doctors today.
In 2015, Akmal, now 14, from the Gowa regency of South Sulawesi, made headlines after he claimed that he laid seven eggs in a week. Back then, medical experts were baffled to see the existence of an object similar in shape and size to a chicken egg nesting in his rectum, and no explanation for the eggs-traordinary claim was given.
Now, almost three years later, Akmal is back in hospital claiming that he has laid 20 more eggs since.
“In two years he laid 18 eggs and 2 today, so in total there have been 20. I cracked the first egg and its content was all yellow, no white. A month later I cracked another one, and its content was all white and no yellow,” said Rusli, Akmal’s father, to reporters yesterday, as quoted by Detik.
The last two eggs were taken out at Syekh Yusuf Hospital in Gowa, where doctors don’t seem to be buying into the egg-laying claim this time.
“Our suspicion is that the eggs were deliberately shoved [into Akmal’s rectum]. But we did not see it directly,” said Muhammad Taslim, spokesman for the hospital, as quoted by Detik yesterday.
“Scientifically [chicken] eggs cannot form inside the human body. It’s impossible, especially in the digestive system.”
Taslim said the hospital is putting Akmal into quarantine for a week, during which time it would be unlikely for the teenager to shove eggs up his rectum.
“Two years ago we asked for the eggs to be checked out, but I don’t know the final results. I believe that they were determined to be chicken eggs,” Taslim said.
Could Akmal or his family have lied and concocted this cuckoo story?
“He never swallowed eggs whole, why would he do that?” Rusli said.
“I am an imam (cleric) in my village, so there’s no voodoo. I only believe in the Lord.”