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(Stuff.co.nz)   Hate rats? Hate maggots? Meet Cape Town's rat-tailed maggots   (stuff.co.nz) divider line 96
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2006-04-13 05:51:35 AM  
SING!

Ooooooooooh, the rat-tailed maggots sing this song,
Do-da, Do-da,
The rat tailed racetracks 5 miles long,
Oh the do-da day!

/ok then
//time to take my meds
 
2006-04-13 05:53:23 AM  
I want what he's having
 
2006-04-13 06:52:59 AM  
Rat-tailed maggots are AWESOME!! I discovered them last year in some standing water in my sister's backyard. They are little underwater worms, with lond snorkels coming out of their butts so they can breathe surface air. So cool!
 
2006-04-13 07:50:02 AM  
mmmm butt snorkels
 
2006-04-13 09:37:56 AM  
Ooh, do a google gis for them, they're cute!
 
2006-04-13 10:11:56 AM  
Useless without pics?
 
2006-04-13 10:12:09 AM  
web.ukonline.co.uk
 
2006-04-13 10:13:06 AM  
well I know what my nightmare is going to entail tonight.

/pun in 10 did.
 
2006-04-13 10:13:15 AM  
Boy, do I ever.

Epistax

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh!
 
2006-04-13 10:13:49 AM  
Aww, he looks cute. I shall call him squishy and he shall be my squishy.
 
2006-04-13 10:14:17 AM  
img71.imageshack.us

/pukes.
 
2006-04-13 10:14:58 AM  
bugguide.net
 
2006-04-13 10:15:59 AM  
ew ew ew ew ew ew ew
 
2006-04-13 10:16:02 AM  
I had a mouthful of food when i saw the headline... blargh...
 
2006-04-13 10:16:23 AM  
damn it! 40 seconds! curse you foo monkey!
 
2006-04-13 10:16:43 AM  
*shudders*
eeww...this is the stuff my nightmares are made of.
 
2006-04-13 10:17:54 AM  
CIA operatives in So. Africa is nothing new but CIA operatives with butt-snorkles IS!
 
2006-04-13 10:18:19 AM  
I would be concerned if I saw that swimming around the crapper too.
 
2006-04-13 10:18:47 AM  
"(they) have been popping out of basins, toilets and taps across Cape Town, sparking a citywide panic that health officials tried to calm."

Bottled water please
 
2006-04-13 10:18:54 AM  
what sort of god would purposely create a creature like that?
 
2006-04-13 10:19:08 AM  
at least they don't shoot bees out when they bark.

/maggots that bark would be really scary
 
2006-04-13 10:20:03 AM  
It's evolution, baby!
 
2006-04-13 10:23:29 AM  
Butt-snorkles. Another sign that theres no Intelligent design...
 
2006-04-13 10:25:50 AM  
breathing out of your butt? i'll pass....
 
2006-04-13 10:26:20 AM  
another brilliant plan by hitler.
 
2006-04-13 10:26:39 AM  
SCARY trumps SICK somehow?
 
2006-04-13 10:27:32 AM  
heinousjay: what sort of god would purposely create a creature like that?

One with a good sense of humor.
 
2006-04-13 10:27:57 AM  
Teucer: SCARY trumps SICK somehow?

Not if you eat them
 
2006-04-13 10:27:58 AM  
"I for one..." etc, etc.


I would be concerned if I saw that swimming around the crapper too.


Cue Tom Arnold: "What the hell did you eat!!"
 
2006-04-13 10:28:01 AM  
LambSlaughter Butt-snorkles. Another sign that theres no Intelligent design...

Think about it!! If you lived in water, you don't want to cloud it up with doo-doo smoke, so you'd need a butt snorkel to defecate on TOP of the water, and hope the surface tension is enough to keep you out of it.
 
2006-04-13 10:29:06 AM  
I suddenly have an urge to eat fried rice
 
2006-04-13 10:29:29 AM  
My HTML etiquette is lacking today. No Wheaties this AM.
 
2006-04-13 10:30:57 AM  
corndogs, anyone?
 
2006-04-13 10:31:00 AM  
Love rats. I'll pass on the maggots though.
 
2006-04-13 10:32:08 AM  
SockMonkeyHolocaust: Ooh, do a google gis for them, they're cute!

Farker.
 
2006-04-13 10:34:41 AM  
If I started having RAT TAILED MAGGOTS popping up out of my water faucets, the very first thing I would do is go buy a gun, go sit out infront of the city sanitation building, and not move until they fixed it.

Holy hell. If the water comming into the pipes is so badly treated that something that looks like a gigantic brown sperm cell can start crawling out of the fixtures, the maggots are probably the first sign of a very large impending problem with your water supply. I don't care Where the mamma fly laid her eggs, the fact that it crawled back INTO the main city system is cause for alarm.

Now listen. I know that you can get spiders and the occasional fly comming up through your shower drain. Happens. But do you know what you can do to those? You can drown them. Now this tihng comes equipped with its own snorkel. This means, ladies and gents, not only can it swim up your bathwater, but it can possibly make a home for itself in some random orifice while you're passed out half drunk in the bathtub and still breathe.

I am never.. ever.. going to cape cod after reading this article.

/shudder
 
2006-04-13 10:35:35 AM  
Think of the slimy little critters as appetizers.
 
2006-04-13 10:35:46 AM  
www.canmag.com
 
2006-04-13 10:36:03 AM  
Hate rats? Hate maggots? Meet Cape Town's rat-tailed maggots

The two great tastes that taste great together!
 
2006-04-13 10:36:49 AM  
I wish they were bigger, then you could whip them around by the snorkle and huck 'em at people.
 
2006-04-13 10:38:06 AM  
www.defenders.org
"Buttsnorkels?"
 
2006-04-13 10:38:50 AM  
Mutant maggots plague Cape Town


That's misleading. These are perfectly normal (i.e., not mutant).

stupid sensationalism...

 
2006-04-13 10:39:07 AM  
"If swallowed, the cylindrical, crush-resistant grub-like body was unlikely to cause major health problems," he said.

"Since the rat tailed maggot is quite large and clearly visible to the naked eye, it is highly unlikely that it would be ingested in the first place," he added.


Dude's never eaten DimSum i take it.
 
2006-04-13 10:39:26 AM  
AkaranD

This means, ladies and gents, not only can it swim up your bathwater, but it can possibly make a home for itself in some random orifice while you're passed out half drunk in the bathtub and still breathe.

I am never.. ever.. going to cape cod after reading this article.


Cape Town, all the way down in South Africa. You're safe passing out in bathtubs on Cape Cod, unless you do it in P-Town, in which case you may have something else trying to make a home for itself in a very specific orifice...

/teh ghey jokes is funny
 
2006-04-13 10:39:30 AM  
Hey, you got rat tails in my maggots!

No, you got maggots in my rat tails!
 
2006-04-13 10:40:02 AM  
first peanut butter and jelly come together, now this?

what'll they think of next?!?
 
2006-04-13 10:40:09 AM  
heinousjay: what sort of god would purposely create a creature like that?

Teucer: One with a good sense of humor.

Now, I don't want to start any blasphemous rumors, but I think that God's got a sick sense of humor...
 
2006-04-13 10:43:37 AM  
Son of Thunder: Heh.
 
2006-04-13 10:45:17 AM  
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2006-04-13 10:47:10 AM  
Chewy.....
 
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