Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(YouTube)   PBS has made a cartoon explaining the tongue-eating fish parasite Cymothoa exigua (Not safe for your weak stomach)   (youtube.com) divider line 28
    More: Scary, PBS, Cymothoa exigua, fish parasite, Cymothoa, tongues, leeches, Eastern Cape, front crawls  
•       •       •

3522 clicks; posted to Geek » on 28 Feb 2013 at 11:07 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



28 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread
 
2013-02-28 11:09:46 AM  
I remember this thing from QI a couple of years back. Of course the thing that was later pointed out was the technically fish don't have tongues, it is an organ with a different use and a different name (I forget what exactly).
 
2013-02-28 11:18:32 AM  
its ok I'll eat her red snapper for her.
 
2013-02-28 11:24:02 AM  
And this is why YOU CUT THE FARKING HEADS OFF OF FISH AND DON'T EAT THE HEADS, YOU THIRD WORLD FREAKS!!!!
 
2013-02-28 11:34:28 AM  
Yum!
Mucus!
 
2013-02-28 12:12:24 PM  
I have a tasty treat to put in her mouth.
 
2013-02-28 12:16:45 PM  

TV's Vinnie: And this is why YOU CUT THE FARKING HEADS OFF OF FISH AND DON'T EAT THE HEADS, YOU THIRD WORLD FREAKS!!!!


Barnes & Barnes disagree.
 
2013-02-28 12:33:49 PM  
Fitting that someone named "Rothschild" should make a video about blood-sucking parasites.

/come on, how could nobody notice that?!
 
2013-02-28 12:37:03 PM  

dennysgod: I have a tasty treat to put in her mouth.




www.landcareresearch.co.nz
We're the tasty treats in this scenario.
 
2013-02-28 12:43:09 PM  
img8.imageshack.us

/not mine
 
2013-02-28 12:56:53 PM  
Oh no...not again. I used to take pleasure in exposing Farkers to this abomination, but now it's just painful. IT'S ALREADY IN MY HEAD, DAMN YOU! Do you have to keep reminding me?
 
2013-02-28 01:08:36 PM  

kevinatilusa: TV's Vinnie: And this is why YOU CUT THE FARKING HEADS OFF OF FISH AND DON'T EAT THE HEADS, YOU THIRD WORLD FREAKS!!!!

Barnes & Barnes disagree.


i think anyone who likes food disagrees.  plus, how you gonna make that fish stock without some fish heads?

and:

cdn2.hark.com
 
2013-02-28 01:15:05 PM  

TV's Vinnie: And this is why YOU CUT THE FARKING HEADS OFF OF FISH AND DON'T EAT THE HEADS, YOU THIRD WORLD FREAKS!!!!


And deny myself my free shrimp snack?.
 
2013-02-28 01:18:58 PM  
Carl Zimmer's  latest Loom column at Nat Geo discusses this.- "Tongue-Eating Fish Parasites Never Cease to Amaze".

Link should have gone there since it includes the Nova video.
 
2013-02-28 01:27:22 PM  
Who lives in the sea and eats off your tongue? CYMOTHOA EXIGUA!

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-02-28 01:46:23 PM  
I wish that was not real
 
2013-02-28 02:32:36 PM  
She's kinda cute but has nerd lisp :(
 
2013-02-28 02:38:56 PM  
I guess I'm out of the loop, but does PBS even have children's programming on in the afternoons anymore? Last I can remember was Carmen Sandiego
 
2013-02-28 03:10:26 PM  
I heart NOVA. Seriously, can you get a better way to introduce science to people?
 
2013-02-28 03:36:47 PM  

IrateShadow: She's kinda cute but has nerd lisp :(


You make that sound like a bad thing.
 
2013-02-28 03:58:28 PM  

offmymeds: Who lives in the sea and eats off your tongue? CYMOTHOA EXIGUA!

[upload.wikimedia.org image 390x258]


Never before have I both laughed and shuddered simultaneously. Bravo.
 
2013-02-28 04:22:14 PM  

TV's Vinnie: And this is why YOU CUT THE FARKING HEADS OFF OF FISH AND DON'T EAT THE HEADS, YOU THIRD WORLD FREAKS!!!!


The meat inside a fish head is often the tastiest part of a Mojarra.
 
2013-02-28 04:27:04 PM  
The really scary thing?  They're Quiverfull fundamentalists.

/Charles Stross
 
2013-02-28 04:31:00 PM  

SavageWombat: The really scary thing?  They're Quiverfull fundamentalists.

/Charles Stross


....the tongue eating parasites?  I can see the comparison.
 
2013-02-28 04:49:38 PM  

offmymeds: Who lives in the sea and eats off your tongue? CYMOTHOA EXIGUA!

[upload.wikimedia.org image 390x258]


I will hunt you down for getting that stuck in my head now.  It begins...

To the Peter Copter
 
2013-02-28 05:16:17 PM  

IrateShadow: She's kinda cute but has nerd lisp :(


That's a huge turn on for me.
 
2013-02-28 07:04:40 PM  

Bubblegum Tate: I guess I'm out of the loop, but does PBS even have children's programming on in the afternoons anymore? Last I can remember was Carmen Sandiego


*Rockapella voice* ♫Where in the world is (baritone) Carmen Sandiego?♫
 
2013-02-28 10:48:20 PM  
Yes, there's nothing better than to male a cartoon about a nightmarish parasite.


And PBS wonders why the government doesn't give them money anymore.
 
2013-03-01 02:14:15 AM  

IrateShadow: She's kinda cute but has nerd lisp :(


Good lord, what a jaw.  It's so huge her mouth is actually in the center of her face.  I bet she'd be a horrible boxer.
 
Displayed 28 of 28 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
Advertisement
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report