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2012-07-12 09:28:02 AM
this is the best part (FTFA):

" Weil has sympathy for the patients who didn't know a parasite was lurking in their river snack, and he recalls his conversation with one of the young men:

"I said, 'Who could blame you, you might have eaten a cricket, you might have eaten a tadpole,' and he said, 'Yeah, I ate two tadpoles, too.'"
 
2012-07-12 09:35:00 AM
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2012-07-12 10:30:06 AM
The crawfish, also known as crawdads, look like miniature lobsters and were plucked from the Meramec, Missouri, Huzzah

HUZZAH!!1!
 
2012-07-12 10:32:04 AM

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Aha! So OJ *did* do it!!
 
2012-07-12 12:04:56 PM
In before Space balls
 
2012-07-12 12:05:31 PM
said Dr. Gary Weil, an infectious disease specialist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital
This smells of a Jewish conspiracy against people who eat unkosher food.
 
2012-07-12 12:06:59 PM
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2012-07-12 12:07:21 PM
That was the first headline in a week that made me laugh
 
2012-07-12 12:07:34 PM
i've had so many doctors tell me that taking medication for invisible psychiatric disorders is just like taking medication for diabetes. cause your body NEEDS it.
even when it shows no symptoms of underlying illness
 
2012-07-12 12:07:54 PM
Or holding your EKG he says, "I've got good news and bad news."
 
2012-07-12 12:11:16 PM
My 7th grade biology class dissected crawfish (Louisiana Public School). I don't think I'd eat a cooked one after that. The yellow stuff, blargh.
 
2012-07-12 12:14:40 PM

MyNameIsMofuga: said Dr. Gary Weil, an infectious disease specialist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital
This smells of a Jewish conspiracy against people who eat unkosher food.


Or it could be that some of the kosher laws came about in response to some bright guy figuring out which foods could make you sick. Develop a few dietary rules that reduce the early mortality rates in your community and it's as good as having a higher fertility rate, and your society increases in numbers.

This has nothing to do with the Mormon shunning of alcohol, tobacco, or caffeine. Those prohibitions were to help make the Mormon settlements and Salt Lake City independent of the east.

I'll give you a quick rule that would have prevented this report. "Thou doesn't know what shiat in the waters, boil it and creatures from it accordingly"
 
2012-07-12 12:16:40 PM
You never eat raw crawfish, cook it first...

...Unless you like having a parasite inside of you and maybe feasting on your brains

/Thought everybody knew that.
 
2012-07-12 12:16:52 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: i've had so many doctors tell me that taking medication for invisible psychiatric disorders is just like taking medication for diabetes. cause your body NEEDS it.
even when it shows no symptoms of underlying illness


Not sure what that has to do with lung-eating parasites.

/Fark Doctor-hate threads are right up there with Cop-hate threads
 
2012-07-12 12:26:28 PM
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2012-07-12 12:26:45 PM
The crawfish also known as crawdads...

The writer clearly has an extensive of natural history. I'm surprised she didn't include that none of them are fish and some of them aren't even dads.
 
2012-07-12 12:27:21 PM

wildcardjack: MyNameIsMofuga: said Dr. Gary Weil, an infectious disease specialist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital
This smells of a Jewish conspiracy against people who eat unkosher food.

Or it could be that some of the kosher laws came about in response to some bright guy figuring out which foods could make you sick. Develop a few dietary rules that reduce the early mortality rates in your community and it's as good as having a higher fertility rate, and your society increases in numbers.


Most of them, actually. Both food preparation and storage methods were a lot different back then, most of the non-kosher food items are pretty good ways to avoid getting sick. There's obviously a lot of argument over this take on the Kashrut, since it takes most of its work from Leviticus and Deuteronomy, and a lot of folks don't like science in their religion.
 
2012-07-12 12:27:55 PM

Full Blown Jimbo: The yellow stuff, blargh.


You should probably stay away from eating human flesh, too then.
 
2012-07-12 12:35:16 PM

walkerhound: Full Blown Jimbo: The yellow stuff, blargh.

You should probably stay away from eating human flesh, too then.


Well, I never dissected one of those.
 
2012-07-12 12:36:01 PM

jylcat: this is the best part (FTFA):

" Weil has sympathy for the patients who didn't know a parasite was lurking in their river snack, and he recalls his conversation with one of the young men:

"I said, 'Who could blame you, you might have eaten a cricket, you might have eaten a tadpole,' and he said, 'Yeah, I ate two tadpoles, too.'"


The article had a few highlights, but that was a great ending. The comment from the Georgia CDC guy was great also.
 
2012-07-12 12:36:24 PM
Ahh, Missouri.....the Current River.
Picture drunken people in inner tubes , blissfully floating along.......then BWAAAAAAAAAA, Bubba comes blasting around a bend in the river in his aluminum jetboat , and cuts right between the floating tourists.
 
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2012-07-12 12:40:15 PM
is that what gives crawfish that nasty nasty stank flavour?
 
2012-07-12 12:40:56 PM

thoughtsausage: Jon iz teh kewl: i've had so many doctors tell me that taking medication for invisible psychiatric disorders is just like taking medication for diabetes. cause your body NEEDS it.
even when it shows no symptoms of underlying illness

Not sure what that has to do with lung-eating parasites.

/Fark Doctor-hate threads are right up there with Cop-hate threads


Maybe he thinks lung eating parasites are "made up" like autism.
 
2012-07-12 12:41:33 PM
As a rat who spends most of the summer on a river in Missouri, I gotta tell you...there is nothing funnier than the college kids piled 6 to a canoe, drunk off their asses by 11am (longevity people, we got 20 miles-don't blow your wad by noon) and daring each other to do stupid shiat. Usually it's some twitling holding her scant A-cups in her hand and squawking "should I do it y'all? I'm gonna! Trent, shut UP! I will so dooooo it...." on and on. I would figure no one was dumb enough to eat raw craw dad...but then again,my first trip out this year saw a carp fight. Now THAT shiat was funny.
 
2012-07-12 12:42:12 PM
Weil said a scientist at the CDC, which is in Atlanta, said to him, "In Georgia, we go canoeing and we see crawfish. It never occurred to me to eat one. What's wrong with you people?"

Seriously?

Ignorant, sheltered or both?
 
2012-07-12 12:45:37 PM
Ain't parasitism a bugger.

I used to catch and release crawfish in the river as a child. We also caught tiny lamprey eels (about the size of pencils), tadpoles, frogs, toads, salamanders, and other critters, which we kept in bottles and then released when we got bored.

I don't think anybody eats crawfish where I come from unless it is the French or the Natives. Smoked river eel is my favourite cooked sushi / sashimi. It is very savoury.

There's not enough crawfish in the rivers to support a fishery any way. We're right at the North end of the Appalachian mountians, and while technically many of us are "Appalachian", most of us are more Anglo than Scots-Irish. We are a quiet, subdued, judgmental people like the English, or else drunken knaves. Sometimes just mental, but be that as it may ....

Mother Goose always says you could starve to death eating lobster, so I don't think she would care for crawfish.

I'm told that fresh-water mussels are edible, but nobody eats them as well because they are disgusting. Anything wild should be thoroughly cooked. Domestic animals have had the parasites poisoned and breed out of them. Even the laboratory cockroaches are parasite free for the most part. The people who eat insects don't just catch them like Renfrew in Dracula. They eat specially raised insects that are sold in bulk.

Mother Nature is a royal biotch and then she kills you.

Marine biologists NEVER eat oysters, even as a joke. So I am told. I am sure this is 95% true, 19 times out of 20.

Sadly, the local Japanese take-out doesn't have river eel any more because they can't get Canadian supply. Almost all of it comes from China and you know what Chinese rivers are like--dumps for every toxin and heavy metal on the planet and a few the Chinese have invented for their own domestic consumption. Eels and crawfish are bottom feeders. Delicious magical bottom feeders that turn garbage into food.
 
2012-07-12 12:49:03 PM

trippdogg: The crawfish also known as crawdads...

The writer clearly has an extensive of natural history. I'm surprised she didn't include that none of them are fish and some of them aren't even dads.


Actually the term is "crayfish", from the Old French word escrevisse (Modern French écrevisse). The word has been modified to "crayfish" by association with "fish" (folk etymology). The largely American variant "crawfish" is similarly derived.

Some kinds of crayfish are known locally as lobsters, crawdads, mudbugs, and yabbies. In the Eastern United States, "crayfish" is more common in the north, while "crawdad" is heard more in central and southwestern regions, and "crawfish" further south, although there are considerable overlaps.

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2012-07-12 12:49:52 PM

MorePeasPlease: Weil said a scientist at the CDC, which is in Atlanta, said to him, "In Georgia, we go canoeing and we see crawfish. It never occurred to me to eat one. What's wrong with you people?"

Seriously?

Ignorant, sheltered or both?


I'll vote both. Crawdad gumbo and cold beer is one of the single greatest joys in life. Every time I go out, I take my bait bucket and grab a few as I see them to clean up and throw in with dinner ( my dogs also dearly love them)..but again, raw is bad. Doesn't mean you have to avoid them...but I know plenty of people who don't care for them anyway.
 
2012-07-12 12:50:36 PM
At least nine people have been treated in St. Louis hospitals for lung parasites after eating raw crawfish while rafting or camping in recent years. Seven of them were drinking alcohol at the time.

Further along the lines of Kosher, this used to be the way to deal with exactly this shiat. How did it fail? Oh wait let me guess it was hillbilly's favorite beer and therefore nothing but water.
 
2012-07-12 12:53:25 PM
hi.

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2012-07-12 12:57:21 PM

wildcardjack: MyNameIsMofuga: said Dr. Gary Weil, an infectious disease specialist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital
This smells of a Jewish conspiracy against people who eat unkosher food.

Or it could be that some of the kosher laws came about in response to some bright guy figuring out which foods could make you sick. Develop a few dietary rules that reduce the early mortality rates in your community and it's as good as having a higher fertility rate, and your society increases in numbers.

This has nothing to do with the Mormon shunning of alcohol, tobacco, or caffeine. Those prohibitions were to help make the Mormon settlements and Salt Lake City independent of the east.

I'll give you a quick rule that would have prevented this report. "Thou doesn't know what shiat in the waters, boil it and creatures from it accordingly"


easy there fella. it's not that serious.
 
2012-07-12 01:05:53 PM
"If the patient was unlucky enough to ingest two or more worms, they can reproduce in the lungs"

Lets get this party started!
 
2012-07-12 01:39:14 PM
I was born and spent my 1st six years in Louisiana. My first food memory is of a crawfish pie from Breaux's Restaurant in Breaux Bridge (My Dad was best friends with Leon, the owner).
If you're in Atlanta, the best is Crawfish Shack on Buford Hwy.

/best crawfish comes from commercial farms in LA.
//come on, only a idiot would eat a raw crawfish out of a river.
///Darwin says hi.
 
2012-07-12 01:48:44 PM

xanadian: The crawfish, also known as crawdads, look like miniature lobsters and were plucked from the Meramec, Missouri, Huzzah

HUZZAH!!1!


farking hell Xanadian, I lol'd hard.
 
2012-07-12 02:34:25 PM
Man, that would have made a killer episode of "House".
 
2012-07-12 03:34:01 PM
"Once the worm attaches to the lung, the coughing starts as patients spit up worm eggs that are visible only under a microscope."

LUNCHTIME!
 
2012-07-12 04:03:29 PM
Just don't eat em raw.
 
2012-07-12 04:21:22 PM
"I said, 'Who could blame you, you might have eaten a cricket, you might have eaten a tadpole,' and he said, 'Yeah, I ate two tadpoles, too.'"


It's nice to be reminded from time to time that we're not as evolved as we'd like to think.
 
2012-07-12 04:22:47 PM
As someone who has floated the Huzzah, Meramec, and Current the last few weeks I'm getting a kick. Saw a drunken fratboy eat a raw crawdad on one of the floats too. I have to admit parasites never crossed my mind. I was too busy thinking "holy shiate that is nasty."

/Also saw a fella with his broken ankle splinted with a t-shirt and oar.
//Jumped out of a tree into knee deep water.
///Mildly amusing stories, bro.
 
2012-07-12 04:39:19 PM
Never mind crayfish... How drunk do you have to be to just pull anything out of the Missouri River and stick it in your mouth?
 
2012-07-12 04:56:58 PM
Never forget, Budweiser and Bud are brewed right here in Missouri.

Alien lung eating parasites are the least of your worries - just think of all the ladies who, 9 months after a beer bender in questionable company, have had "crotch bursters" pop out.
 
2012-07-12 05:27:26 PM
Guess they're not these kinda worms...

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2012-07-12 06:33:28 PM
FTA:

At least nine people have been treated in St. Louis hospitals for lung parasites after eating raw crawfish while rafting or camping in recent years. Seven of them were drinking alcohol at the time.

Two of them are lying.
 
2012-07-12 06:35:52 PM
Scientists from the CDC called in to help with the disease investigation were initially puzzled. Not by the disease so much, which is fairly common in Asian countries where raw crustaceans are part of the cuisine, but by why so many people were eating crawfish in Missouri.

Before the rash of illnesses here, there had been seven cases in all of North America in the previous 40 years.

Weil said a scientist at the CDC, which is in Atlanta, said to him, "In Georgia, we go canoeing and we see crawfish. It never occurred to me to eat one. What's wrong with you people?"


This quote made me LOL.

/Missourian
//People do very stupid things when they're drunk on a float trip
 
2012-07-12 08:54:48 PM
Which alien? E.T.?

Am I gonna get all wrinkly with a football for a head atop a giraffe's neck and glowing fingertips?!
 
2012-07-13 10:50:27 AM

Posh Naranek: At least nine people have been treated in St. Louis hospitals for lung parasites after eating raw crawfish while rafting or camping in recent years. Seven of them were drinking alcohol at the time.

Further along the lines of Kosher, this used to be the way to deal with exactly this shiat. How did it fail? Oh wait let me guess it was hillbilly's favorite beer and therefore nothing but water.


You read that incorrectly. They were drinking while being treated at the hospital. St. Louis hospitals have to compete on the free market, and the bar service is excellent.
 
2012-07-13 03:21:25 PM
scalpod: Which alien? E.T.?


Not quite...

i1134.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-13 03:54:39 PM
I prefer the Spring Surprize from the Whizzo Chocolate Company.
 
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