- Horrifying moment when a cooked fish suddenly moves in front of diners in China
- The seafood had been fried and was put next to three other cooked fish
- A woman was heard shouting as she saw the fish’s body moving
Customers of a restaurant in the Chinese city of Hengyang could not believe their eyes when a fried fish suddenly started to move on a tray.
The seemingly d**d fish came back to life in front of stunned diners in Hengyang, Hunan Province in southern China – and the incident was caught on camera.
Placed next to another fried fish, the video shows the fried fish slightly twitch before beginning to flail around – at which point a female patron begins to yell in surprise.
The woman was reportedly heard screaming: “Oh no, no, no! It’s cracking!” as the fish begins to jerk its flesh open.
The film went viral on the Chinese social network site Weibo, where some of the restaurant denounced animal a***e. But that was not the case as the fish was definitely d**d.
According to IFLScience, the creepy phenomenon, which is apparently quite common, happens because: “Although the brain and heart are not functioning, there are cells that can still respond to stimuli,” and “Immediately after d***h, motor neurons maintain some membrane potential, or difference in ion charge, which then starts a domino effect down neural pathways causing movement.”