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Item #: SCP-3008-JP

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: Hospitals in urban areas, as well as hospitals with a large volume of regular patients, are to be monitored with at least 2 Foundation personnel tasked to cover up SCP-3008-JP. In addition, persons for which SCP-3008-JP is a concern are to be registered in the SCP-JP Civilian Monitoring System, which is to instantly detect any hospital visits by the subject.

Description: SCP-3008-JP refers to giant Ezo scallops (Patinopecten yessoensis) that manifest within the human lung, the largest recorded of which is 7 cm at its widest. It has been confirmed that SCP-3008-JP can manifest in all humans who meet the conditions.

Subjects in which SCP-3008-JP manifests are capable of continued survival despite the typically fatal nature of such a situation. In addition, subjects also record reasonable values in lung capacity and other pulmonary functions. The Foundation has attempted to extract SCP-3008-JP by dissecting subjects; however, as SCP-3008-JP immediately crumbles into dust upon contact with the outside world, no attempts have succeeded in retrieving an intact instance.

SCP-3008-JP is formed when the human lung absorbs powdered calcium. There is a small possibility that a certain volume of lung tissue is replaced by the same volume of calcium. Due to the rarity of inhaling powdered calcium, most people have a very small chance of forming SCP-3008-JP, with the exception of educators who are exposed to blackboard chalk powder. It is expected that an average professor has to work with chalk for 40 to 50 years in order for SCP-3008-JP to form a whole scallop.

The following is an interview with one such subject, █████████ ██████.

Interviewer: Dr. Oyama

Subject: █████████ ██████.

<Begin Recording>


Subject: This is my lung? Really?

Interviewer: It is. It may be hard to believe for you.

Subject: Interesting. But why me?

Interviewer: It's not limited to you, but based on our investigations, most people who breathe in powdered calcium are—

Subject: Educators, I assume.

Interviewer: Yes, that's right.

Subject: [silence] That's nice, somehow.

Interviewer: What do you mean?

Subject: That the residue of the possibilities that the students hold in their hearts is in the form of a shell, it's kind of romantic.

Interviewer: You see this as a positive thing?

Subject: “We don't laugh because we are happy, we are happy because we laugh.” If you don't see the interesting parts of life, you won't be happy.

Interviewer: Just as Chaplin said, isn't it. If everyone thought about life the way you do, our work would be much easier.

Subject: Sounds like a tough job. I've had a lot of quirky students, too. Like one who roasted potatoes in the courtyard.

Interviewer: I see. It must have been hard work.

Subject: Very much so! Every day I'd get mad at him. "Really?! Every day you have to do something weird!" [silence] Though, it was also a lot of fun, really. Surely that kid's potential is somewhere in this shell. The scallop inside must be bigger than I thought. Hey, maybe there's a pearl inside.

Interviewer: But scallops don't have—

Subject: It's a figure of speech. "Put many meanings into a single word, and your life will be more colorful."

Interviewer: Whose wise words are those?

Subject: [laughing] Mine, doc.

<End Recording>

Note 1: On 2002/9/26, a 39-year-old male, a regular visitor to ██████ Institute of Internal Medicine, was detained. Prior to his detainment, he had been diagnosed with lung cancer at the same hospital; because the X-ray images showed that his lung was expanding and forming irregular shapes, the subject's case was shared with the Japanese Respiratory Society, through which the Foundation came to know of the case. Due to the many similarities, it was registered as similar to SCP-3008-JP.

While he was not an educator, the subject had worked at a crematorium for a long period of time, and was primarily in charge of cleaning ashes. As such, it was pointed out that he may have regularly inhaled powdered calcium. The man was released on the condition that he would attend regular checkups twice a year, and that a follow-up observation would be conducted1. The relevant employee should update the X-ray images attached to this document after each regular checkup.


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