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  • Ancient Poo Is The First-Ever Confirmation Hippocrates Was Right About Parasites

    12/18/2017 11:10:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 37 replies ^ | 18 DEC 2017 | MICHELLE STARR
    You've probably been wondering about this for a while: did the Ancient Greeks ever get intestinal worms like we do today? The answer, we can now tell you, is an unequivocal yes. Researchers from the University of Cambridge have examined Ancient Greek human remains from burials on the island of Kea and found evidence of parasites - confirming the writings of Hippocrates 2,500 years ago. Hippocrates, the famous physician and "Father of Western Medicine" who lived from around 460 to 370 BCE, wrote of many different diseases in the Hippocratic Corpus. Medicine was vastly different back then, and the descriptions...
  • 'Forever in my nightmares!' Viewers are left terrified as Blue Planet 2 showcases Bobbit worm [tr]

    11/13/2017 5:39:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 12, 2017 | Abe Hawken
    Viewers tuning in to Blue Planet 2 were terrified last night after the nature documentary showcased a Bobbit worm eating a fish with its dagger-like jaws. One stunned fan said the tiny creature will be 'forever in my nightmares' after footage showed it emerging from the sand in order to ambush its unsuspecting prey. Others said they 'could not sleep' after watching the drama unfold while some posted hilarious memes during the programme.
  • Worm Digs Holes In Teen’s Eye For Weeks, Causing Serious Damage

    09/24/2017 9:40:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    NewsWeek ^ | 9/24/17 at 3:03 PM | Janissa Delzo On
    But imagine what you thought may have been an eyelash turns out to actually be a worm wriggling around. This was the reality for a teenager in Mexico. The unnamed 17-year-old boy began to feel increasingly intolerable pain in his right eye. His vision also quickly declined, to the point where he could only see hand motions. After three weeks of dealing with the pain, he decided it was time to seek out a doctor, according to his case published in The New England Journal of Medicine. An eye examination revealed a flatworm, that was 3 millimeters (0.12 inches) long...
  • The horrifying five-foot long shipworm revealed: Scientists finally capture weird [tr]

    04/18/2017 11:21:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 17, 2017 | Cecile Borkhataria
    Researchers have discovered a new, giant species species of shipworm that measures up to five feet long. The giant, slimy animal was discovered after it was tapped out of a tusk-like shell. The giant shipworm lives in shallow mud bays in the Philippines and relies on bacteria in its gills to make its food.
  • World's Heaviest Earthworm Found, Then Killed

    11/11/2016 11:58:52 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    Nationak Geographic ^ | NOVEMBER 4, 2016 | Mary Bates
    Dave, a 16-inch-long earthworm discovered recently in England, will become part of the collection at the Natural History Museum in London.What Paul Rees recently discovered among his vegetables in England's Cheshire County is anything but garden variety: a gigantic earthworm. Rees's stepson, George, named the behemoth Dave. He's the longest earthworm recorded in the United Kingdom—almost 16 inches—but it's his mass that has really impressed scientists. Dave weighs nearly an ounce, almost twice as heavy as any other wild earthworm ever seen. That's about the size of a small chocolate bar. Before Dave, the largest earthworm (Lumbricus terrestris) was a...

    08/26/2016 3:57:46 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 68 replies
    freerepublic | aug 26. 2016 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • ...Mother Finds Botfly Larvae Peeking Out of Son’s Scalp After Returning From Trip to Costa Rica

    07/30/2016 2:56:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 87 replies
    ktla ^ | 07/30/2016
    About a week after the Rindone family returned from their tropical summer vacation, 7-year-old Andrew started complaining about a bump on his head. "It did hurt a little," Andrew said. "And, it did itch." The boy's pediatrician thought he had an infection and prescribed antibiotics. But the bump just kept getting bigger, and a small pinhole began to appear. Then one day, Andrew was on the couch when his mother saw something that horrified her. "We kind of noticed something peek out of the hole," Jennifer Rindone said. The small opening was apparently a breathing hole for the larvae growing...
  • 'End of Days' for Hillary Campaign?

    04/07/2016 3:39:52 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "At the end of the day" has been voted the most irritating, hackneyed expression in the English language. If once in a while it slips into our speech, no big whoop. But in her interview on With All Due Respect today, when Hillary's political director, Amanda Renteria, used the expression twice in her very first answer, it caught this NewsBuster's attention. And so I found myself counting. Three, four--could this really go on? Yes! Five, and . . . a final sixth time before the interview finally ground to an end! Not to be too apocalyptic, but it has been...
  • Jimmy Carter to Address British Parliament.

    01/30/2016 7:24:24 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/30/16
    Former president Jimmy Carter on Wednesday will make a rare address to the upper chamber of the British Parliament to draw attention to the eradication of the Guinea worm disease, according to the Associated Press.
  • Sanders bests Clinton in new early state polls [Including Iowa.]

    01/12/2016 5:25:40 PM PST · by familyop · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | Jan 12, 2016 | Nick Gass and Gabriel Debenedetti
    The Vermont senator vaults past Clinton in Iowa, as the rivalry heats up for the Democratic nomination. The intensifying rivalry between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders spiked a few degrees on Tuesday with two new polls showing the Vermont senator catching fire in not only his regional stomping ground of New Hampshire but also in Iowa, where Clinton enjoyed a double-digit lead as late as mid-December. Monmouth University's survey of likely New Hampshire Democratic primary voters out Tuesday showed 53 percent expressing support for Sanders, compared to 39 percent for Clinton. In Iowa, Sanders recorded his first victory over Clinton...
  • Worms infest Houston suburb water supply

    07/30/2015 2:25:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Thursday, July 30, 2015 | Dylan Baddour,
    No one seems to know how worms got in the tap water, but residents in Old River-Winfree, a town of about 1,400 just 25 miles east of Houston, are drinking from bottles this week. On Monday evening, the first residents of the Woodlands Acres Subdivision showed up at city offices with containers full of water and small red worms they say came out of their faucets, sprinklers and shower heads. Three days and dozens of reports later, Mayor Joe Landry said "people are not taking chances." ... She said this type of contamination can occur from backflow into pipes or...
  • Earthworms cluster in ball 'herds' at Texas park

    06/07/2015 4:34:44 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 56 replies
    upi ^ | June 5, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    DENISON, Texas, - Rangers at a Texas park said earthworms gathering in clumped "herds" in the middle of a road looked like someone had dumped spaghetti from their car. Eisenhower State Park Superintendent Ben Herman said rangers checking back roads at the Denison park May 29 found earthworms fleeing storms had formed into balls in a straight line down the middle of the road. Texas Parks and Wildlife shared video of the worm balls on YouTube. Rangers said they thought the clumps were spaghetti until they got close enough to poke at them. "We're still puzzled why they decided to...
  • Washington state wolf population grows by 30 percent

    03/07/2015 2:13:15 PM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    ap ^ | March 7, 2015
    Washington's wolf population grew by more than 30 percent last year and formed four new packs. ... The state also found there are now 16 wolf packs and at least five successful breeding pairs.
  • The World Is Extremely Close To Eradicating A Human Disease For The 2nd Time In History

    01/13/2015 10:54:36 AM PST · by blam · 60 replies
    BI ^ | 1-13-2015 | Kevin Loria
    Kevin Loria January 13, 2015Humanity is close to eradicating a human disease from the face of the earth for the second time in history. (The first eradicated human disease was smallpox, which last infected someone in 1977.) That's pretty incredible — but it's a project that has required close to three decades of work, and it isn't finished. On Monday, former US President Jimmy Carter announced at the opening of "Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease," a new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History, that there were just 126 cases of Guinea worm disease left in the world. In...
  • Wisconsin officials confirm invasive Asian crazy worms found in Appleton, form task force

    08/28/2014 1:54:35 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 8-28-14 | ap
    APPLETON, Wis. — Wisconsin officials have confirmed an invasive worm species has been discovered in Appleton. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources forest specialist Linda Williams tells Post-Crescent Media ( Thursday that the Asian crazy worm was found within city limits. She says the DNR is creating a team of experts to advise policymakers on the Asian crazy worm problem.
  • China: Volunteers test worm diet for astronauts

    05/27/2014 12:01:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | 22 May 2014 Last updated at 07:13 ET
    Three researchers have been eating worms for 105 days, while living in a sealed laboratory in Beijing, to test whether astronauts could use them as their main source of protein. The volunteers fattened up the worms on plants grown inside the Moon Palace One biosphere at the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the South China Morning Post reports. They had various preparations for eating the worms - using a bean sauce and other seasonings to make the dish as appealing as possible. The idea of feeding protein-rich mealworms to astronauts was apparently raised as early as 2009, but scientists...
  • Still Soft after Half a Billion Years?

    05/06/2014 7:42:36 AM PDT · by fishtank · 24 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 5-3-14 | Brian Thomas
    Still Soft after Half a Billion Years? by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Original soft tissue fossils are revolutionizing our understanding of how and when fossils formed. Secular researchers have described dozens of them over the years, from mummified skin and hemoglobin to dried up retinas—all in rock layers designated at least tens of millions of years old.1 The science of tissue decay does not permit these long ages, calling into question the "age" of the most recent discovery: original, pliable, marine worm tube tissue found in Pre-Cambrian fossils. ...more at link
  • Maggots Found in Atlanta Airport Sandwich, Food Inspections Enhanced ("That's NOT Parmesan!")

    08/10/2013 4:11:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 71 replies 2 ^ | Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 | Amy Napier Viteri
    Maggots found in Atlanta airport sandwich, food inspections enhanced ATLANTA — Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport officials tell Channel 2 Action News they are enhancing the way they inspect restaurants inside the airport after a man showed Channel 2 Action News a sandwich he purchased from an airport vendor had maggots. The passenger told Channel 2's Amy Napier Viteri he bought a sandwich at an airport restaurant Wednesday morning. When he opened it he said he was stunned to find maggots on it. Joel Woloshuk says he got out his phone and recorded video of the bugs crawling on his focaccia...
  • Study: Earthworms May Contribute to Global Warming [Invasion of the Worms]

    02/06/2013 7:26:28 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 36 replies
    DailyCaller ^ | 02/06/2013 | Michael Bastasch
    As environmentalists and politicians fret about man-made Global Warming, they may be ignoring another culprit: earthworms. According to a new study by an international team of researchers, earthworms could be contributing to global warming. The study looked at results from 237 separate experiments from published stories to explore earthworms’ role in affecting global warming. “Our results suggest that although earthworms are largely beneficial to soil fertility, they increase net soil greenhouse-gas emissions,” according to the study’s abstract. Worms affect how much carbon dioxide is produced in the soil and how much escapes into the atmosphere...
  • How to Kill a Parasitic Worm Living Inside of You

    06/30/2012 10:01:39 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 101 replies
    IO9 ^ | Jun 27, 2012 | Keith Veronese
    How to Kill a Parasitic Worm Living Inside of You Parasitic worms are the stuff of nightmares — worms as big as twelve feet long can rummage through your intestines, and then leave in the middle of the night. Urban legends tell tales of tapeworms carried by diet pills. Some of the weird schemes for removing these parasites include a combination of duct tape, candy bars, and bodily orifices. What is the reality behind these parasites? And how can you really get rid of one, without the need for extreme measures? Tapeworms hide in your food Obtaining a beef or...