WTF... Mind Controlling Parasites?

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  1. Dark_Convoy

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    I actually knew about the first parasite (the ant one) because it's mentioned in a file in Resident Evil 4. The other 2 were news to me.

    FYI, don't plan trips to rural Spain.

    EDIT: The fluke Euhaplorchis californiensis, mentioned at the end of the article D_C just posted, is also mentioned in RE4. Not that it has any importance, just thought it was interesting. And people say you can't learn anything playing video games!
     
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    Well now they told everybody.
     
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    On Planet Earth on the Discovery channel a fews weeks ago they covered a fungal parasite that infected the ant similar to the first article( causing erratic behavior). The colony would carry the infected and out to avoid getting the entire colony infected.

    They showed time lapse footage of what happened to the ant over time. I big white, growth came out of the back of the ant's head probably about the lenth of the ant itself. While I watched it It felt like something was growing out of my damn head. It was really freaky to watch, and cool.
     
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    I heard about this but didn’t know anything about what it was. I have been around cats just about my whole life so I would not be surprised to find out I had this.
     
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    the zombie spider one was cool
     
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    Toxoplasmosis turns men into alley cats and women into sex kittens.
     
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    Ants aren't the only ones affected.

    Hell, we're surrounded by mind controlling parasites.







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    Planet Earth freakin rules and mind controlling snails are crazy like.
     
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    EXTRA! EXTRA! Read All About It! :

    -TONGUE REPLACING PARASITE REPLACES TONGUE!
    http://www.damninteresting.com/?p=49

    -NEED TO GO #1? IN THE AMAZON? FOR GOD SAKE, HOLD IT!
    http://www.damninteresting.com/?p=797

    -GIANT CENTIPEDE TOTALLY OWNS SMALL MAMALS!
    http://www.damninteresting.com/?p=605

    -POLLUTANT MUTANT? OR MOTHER F%#$IN' NATURE? YOU DECIDE!
    http://www.damninteresting.com/?p=575

    The amazonian catfish^ one is pretty bad.
    There is another thread about the Giant Centipede around here. It totally owned that bat! Sucks how the frog article pretty much puts anti-pollution acts to rest. I for one would want a cleaner enviorment.
     
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    Parasites force me to masturbate uncontrolably.
     
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    Ewww...

    And I grew up with cats around to...
     
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    I knew about some of this stuff quite some time ago, when I still had a subscription to Discover magazine. Others are news to me. Crazy.
     

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