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(Daily Mail)   When tapeworms start burrowing their way into your brain, it's time to stop volunteering in Madagascar   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 63
    More: Scary, Madagascar, Sherry Fuller, contaminated food, cysts, neurosurgeons  
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2013-05-09 01:02:44 AM  

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Earworm?  /afro circus afro circus afro afro afro



This one is longer
 
2013-05-09 01:24:29 AM  

tuckeg: I spent three weeks in Madagascar last September. Have had a couple of unusual medical issues since then. Just the other night had vertigo for the first time in my life (woke up with the room spinning like crazy, the red and green LEDs on different electronics looked pretty cool flying around me). Maybe it's time for a visit to the doctor's office.


As someone who as spent more days of my life in hospitals...especially third world hospitals...than I care to recount you should go to the doctor if symptoms persist. The thing you must insist on is that your doctor(s) talks about your case with a tropical disease specialist. You must insist to the point of being pushy because otherwise it will not get done. Most doctors in America have no experience with tropical diseases and are totally clueless and they will, like the case with this lady, tell one they have a brain tumor or HIV or something else that is manifest nonsense. Which is why in some cases I preferred to deal with third world hospitals despite watching scorpions crawl across the ceiling above my head: the doctors knew what they were dealing with, having seen it before. (Just make sure third world doctors do not poke you with anything that you haven't seen unwrapped from the plastic right before your very eyes).

/the time I got worms is an amusing story as it even surprised the local doctor who was quite certain I had something else.
 
2013-05-09 01:33:20 AM  

FrancoFile: Kyndig: My wife is friends with someone who got a worm from street food in Southeast Asia.  It's currently attached to his brainstem, slowly eating through it.  It can't be removed without killing him.  He'll eventually start losing body functions and die.  That is now officially the worst way I have ever heard of to go.

Is he highly prone to suggestions?


It's done far worse than kill him. It's hurt him. And it wishes to go on hurting him. It shall leave him as he left it, as he left her; marooned for all eternity in the center of a dead island... buried alive!
 
2013-05-09 01:35:26 AM  

hardinparamedic: Kyndig: My wife is friends with someone who got a worm from street food in Southeast Asia.  It's currently attached to his brainstem, slowly eating through it.  It can't be removed without killing him.  He'll eventually start losing body functions and die.  That is now officially the worst way I have ever heard of to go.

Your friend is a Goa Uld?!


That's why you need to fire the  Zat'nik'tel THREE times, to disintegrate it.
 
2013-05-09 01:54:26 AM  

Albinoman: This worm's normal life cycle requires a person to drink water contaminated with pig feces. You can shorcut it by eating undercooked meat contaminated with the larvae resulting in it embedding in odd places like your brian, which is what she did. That is lives on just shows the filth they are ingesting.


I suffered from Typhoid fever while I lived in Nepal.  Typhoid, like the worm in the article, comes from oral-fecal contamination, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

And yes, it's pretty nasty to contemplate how you got such a disease, but that's the joy of living in the Third World.

/Thanks, modern medicine, for saving my life!
 
2013-05-09 02:57:05 AM  
When tapeworms start burrowing their way into your brain, it's time to stop volunteering in Madagascar
that's amore...
 
2013-05-09 07:37:52 AM  
volunteering is NEVER a GOOD THING.  there's a REASON they don't pay you.  cause THEY DONT NEED YOU
 
2013-05-09 01:25:28 PM  
"Odie oaten oat and day, Odie oat and oat, Odie oaten oat and day, fattening up my tapeworms"
 
2013-05-09 04:56:53 PM  
Here's the best article on the subject of parasites I have found. Hope you all enjoy.
 
2013-05-09 05:33:14 PM  

washington-babylon: Here's the best article on the subject of parasites I have found. Hope you all enjoy.


Nope.  Nuh-uh.  Not gonna click it.
 
2013-05-09 05:53:13 PM  

ciberido: washington-babylon: Here's the best article on the subject of parasites I have found. Hope you all enjoy.

Nope.  Nuh-uh.  Not gonna click it.


Why? It's simultaneously horrifying and funny!
/Totally not a trap.
 
2013-05-09 06:54:56 PM  
Spaced Lion: trappedspirit: You never heard of those parasitic fishes that will swim up your pee-pee hole in the Amazon?  That's why I don't go to that site anymore.

Ah, yes. The dreaded candiru. A naughty little fish with a penchant for swimming up a man's urethra.

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Thats just an urban legend. Why you gotta harp on doc anyways? Whats the matter monarch scared to step up to the big league and try the world domination thing.
 
2013-05-09 10:35:30 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: volunteering is NEVER a GOOD THING.  there's a REASON they don't pay you.  cause THEY DONT NEED YOU


Eh, if you're changing careers or have just moved, it's a damn good way to people who are in your area and target field familiar with your face.  Once you actually have a job, though, you have to look at how much meaningful networking you're getting out of your volunteering.
 
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