An Australian man who became paraplegic after swallowing a slug has died.
Sam Ballard was 19 years old when he swallowed a slug as a dare at a friend's party in 2010. After eating the slug, he contracted rat lungworm-- commonly found in rats, slugs and snails-- and later lapsed into a coma, suffering a severe infection to his brain.
Ballard passed away Friday (11/2) surrounded by friends and family, Australian media reported.
Read more of Sam's story here.
Source: Evening Standard