Why you shouldn’t eat octopus - BBC Future Homepage Yes, you can die from eating a live octopus. Many Korean natives also eat the octopus whole by wrapping it … A woman in South Korea stopped breathing after eating a live octopus, and died 16 days later in hospital. Apparently, eating your food while it is still alive is a delicacy in some parts of the world. Your taste and wants should NEVER matter more than humane treatment of animals. The problem with this is it can be dangerous and downright deadly. It's wrong and if that's the only way you can enjoy a food, you need to really reconsider. AFP October 12, 2012 2:11pm. Eating Octopus might also kill you… or make you pregnant. The arm and suckers of an octopus, drying in the sun in preparation for eating… Eating wiggling octopus is not a good idea. 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. What was the experience of eating live octopus like? Our picks of the week from around the web, including the truth about death and good reasons not to eat cephalopods. Eating an octopus live is inhumane - as is boiling crabs alive. This makes them unconscious, then you can deliver a painless death. A 71-year-old man in South Korea choked to death after eating a chopped but wiggling octopus tentacles. I am very against eating live animals, exactly why I don't eat any sea food in most cases. The woman was reportedly attempting to eat the creature live. A man, 71, choked to death in Incheon after eating a chopped but wiggling octopus, police said Tuesday. A SOUTH Korean was jailed for life for the murder of his girlfriend, who police first thought had choked to death while eating a live octopus. Getting injured from eating them isn’t uncommon. For some, eating live octopus is said to be good for the blood sugar levels. 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. 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