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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
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2013-05-08 08:59:14 PM  
SHUT

DOWN

EVERYTHING
 
2013-05-08 09:15:35 PM  
Well, I have nothing to add.
 
2013-05-08 09:24:24 PM  
In before 1800s tapeworm adds
 
2013-05-08 09:25:26 PM  
But it was only a fantasy.  The wall was too high as you can see.  No matter how he tried, he could not break free.
 
2013-05-08 09:25:56 PM  
Can't sleep. Tapeworms will get me.
 
2013-05-08 09:27:00 PM  
I hate it when tapeworms burrow into my brain.

I heard "Safety Dance" in my head for 4 days solid last week....
 
2013-05-08 09:27:09 PM  
British woman nearly died after tapeworms burrowed into her BRAIN while she was volunteering in Madagascar.

Her BRAIN.

Her BRAIN.


I love how the Daily Fail emphasizes words like that. Her BRAIN.
 
2013-05-08 09:29:53 PM  
Worms on the brain? Dr. Goose  (says he) has the right medicine...

media.naplesnews.com

/Hotlinked
 
2013-05-08 09:32:56 PM  
It was only a fantasy.
 
2013-05-08 09:34:24 PM  
Actually this is trichinosis, a common parasitic worm caused by eating raw, undercooked pork, or water with pig poop in it.
 
2013-05-08 09:35:41 PM  
I think the Jews and Muslims might be on to something when it comes to pork.
 
2013-05-08 09:37:05 PM  
Is this better or worse than centipedes in the vagina?
 
2013-05-08 09:38:19 PM  

Ultraviolet Catastrophe: But it was only a fantasy.  The wall was too high as you can see.  No matter how he tried, he could not break free.


We were just talking about that song in the photoshop forum...
 
2013-05-08 09:39:04 PM  

camarugala: Is this better or worse than centipedes in the vagina?


Better than centipedes, worse than Blue Waffle.
 
2013-05-08 09:39:38 PM  
A scotch tape worm or a duct tape worm?
Big difference.
One gets you drunk, the other fixes everything.
 
2013-05-08 09:40:28 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-08 09:41:29 PM  
This was in the pilot of House.
 
2013-05-08 09:43:10 PM  
road to hell, good intentions lalala
 
2013-05-08 09:43:57 PM  
Madagascar is like Australia squared - all sorts of weird deadly creatures.
 
2013-05-08 09:44:11 PM  
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.
 
2013-05-08 09:46:26 PM  
It's time to move it, move it
 
2013-05-08 09:46:56 PM  

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?
 
2013-05-08 09:51:22 PM  

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.


That is a lie.
 
2013-05-08 09:51:29 PM  
WHEN WILL SOMEONE BAN THIS SICK FILTH?!
 
2013-05-08 09:53:04 PM  

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?!
 
2013-05-08 09:53:04 PM  

Astorix: Actually this is trichinosis, a common parasitic worm caused by eating raw, undercooked pork, or water with pig poop in it.


No, it is not trichinosis. That's a completely different parasite. This is tapeworm, but the don't "burrow into the brain" - the eggs/nymphs are carried in the blood and can end up in the brain where they encyst and eventually cause problems.
 
2013-05-08 09:55:21 PM  

Astorix: Actually this is trichinosis, a common parasitic worm caused by eating raw, undercooked pork, or water with pig poop in it.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cysticercosis

i.imgur.com

OM NOM NOM NOM. SWISS CHEESE BRAIN.

/Actually just cysts sitting on top of it.
 
2013-05-08 09:57:32 PM  

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.



That sounds like some heavy duty bullshiat. If this person has a worm near/in the brain stem it's likely a taenia genus worm, those are completely treatable with albendazole. There have also been quite a few cases of the parasite being removed through surgery.
 
2013-05-08 10:01:45 PM  

Meethos: 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.


That sounds like some heavy duty bullshiat. If this person has a worm near/in the brain stem it's likely a taenia genus worm, those are completely treatable with albendazole. There have also been quite a few cases of the parasite being removed through surgery.


Occam's Razor. There are far more narcissistic sociopaths out there than there are people with bizarre parasite infestations.
 
2013-05-08 10:04:59 PM  
billcainonline.com
 
2013-05-08 10:07:48 PM  

Oldiron_79: In before 1800s tapeworm adds


You can cover that with 1801 tapeworm subtracts.
 
2013-05-08 10:14:26 PM  
King Something:
SHUT
DOWN
EVERYTHING


If it's a legitimate tapeworm, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.
 
2013-05-08 10:18:30 PM  

wildsnowllama: This was in the pilot of House.


But House gave his patient two pills. The woman in the article received only one.
 
2013-05-08 10:22:32 PM  

Meethos: 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.


That sounds like some heavy duty bullshiat. If this person has a worm near/in the brain stem it's likely a taenia genus worm, those are completely treatable with albendazole. There have also been quite a few cases of the parasite being removed through surgery.


I'm gonna go with you on that too. There are to my knowledge no multicellular parasites immune to Praziquantel even if some of the side effects can be pretty nasty. I'm pretty sure it beats being turned into worm snacks in vivo
 
2013-05-08 10:23:20 PM  
...and the worms ate into his brain...

/move to whar the food is
 
2013-05-08 10:26:34 PM  

Snarfangel: King Something:
SHUT
DOWN
EVERYTHING

If it's a legitimate tapeworm, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.


Men don't have that problem because a tapeworm would starve before it had a chance to establish itself inside the skull.
 
2013-05-08 10:38:44 PM  
media.tumblr.com

Earworm?

/afro circus afro circus afro afro afro
 
2013-05-08 10:46:29 PM  

Testiclaw: [i.imgur.com image 500x779]


Nice work
 
2013-05-08 10:54:38 PM  
Begoggle


Earworm?

/afro circus afro circus afro afro afro polka dot polka dot polka dot afro


FIFY

Took me a week to get that one out of my head.
 
2013-05-08 11:02:41 PM  

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.


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.
 
2013-05-08 11:33:56 PM  
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.
 
2013-05-08 11:40:33 PM  

Testiclaw: [i.imgur.com image 500x779]


lmao
 
2013-05-09 12:07:42 AM  

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.

parterre.com
 
2013-05-09 12:24:39 AM  
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.
 
2013-05-09 12:27:27 AM  

The Dog Ate My Homework: I think the Jews and Muslims might be on to something when it comes to pork.



With regards to Jewish porking, what was the tip-off???
With regards to the Muslims, do ya think they mistook skins for wives??? Maybe they had it backwards.
 
2013-05-09 12:44:24 AM  

Meethos: 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.


That sounds like some heavy duty bullshiat. If this person has a worm near/in the brain stem it's likely a taenia genus worm, those are completely treatable with albendazole. There have also been quite a few cases of the parasite being removed through surgery.



Without knowing anything about the dozens of potential parasites that could come fro that region, or even anything about the brainstem, I think I would order - that is ORDER - the doctors to perform said surgery.

This is because the ultimate result will be death regardless, yet slowly turning into a vegetable and expecting my family to take on the BURDEN of washing my hiney and rotating me etc. etc. etc. cannot possibly lead to any sort of extension of 'enjoyment of life' for them.

Also, it's been my experience that doctors like to quote statistics about the disease/injury/life expectancy without sort of consideration for the specific issue at hand....... at the age of 36, I slipped on ice and dislocated my shoulder. The doc then spouted off about how people who dislocate their shoulders normally do so in their 20's when playing contact sports, so that the likelihood of a re-occurrance diminished with age. Thanks, but that is irrelevant in my situation, since it is freaking impossible to avoid ice in Canada for at least 4 months of the damn year. So, for me, the likelihood of dislocating that specific shoulder under the same conditions is Obviously much greater.
 
2013-05-09 12:46:17 AM  

Gyrfalcon: British woman nearly died after tapeworms burrowed into her BRAIN while she was volunteering in Madagascar.

Her BRAIN.

Her BRAIN.

I love how the Daily Fail emphasizes words like that. Her BRAIN.


i245.photobucket.com

BRAIN and BRAIN! WHAT is BRAIN?!?
 
2013-05-09 12:46:51 AM  

nytmare: wildsnowllama: This was in the pilot of House.

But House gave his patient two pills. The woman in the article received only one.



She got 2, but *thinks* it's just one.

Math is hard!
 
2013-05-09 12:49:00 AM  
I'm much hipper than all of you, I'm still using vinylworms.
 
2013-05-09 01:01:14 AM  

serialsuicidebomber: Also, it's been my experience that doctors like to quote statistics about the disease/injury/life expectancy without sort of consideration for the specific issue at hand....... at the age of 36, I slipped on ice and dislocated my shoulder. The doc then spouted off about how people who dislocate their shoulders normally do so in their 20's when playing contact sports, so that the likelihood of a re-occurrance diminished with age. Thanks, but that is irrelevant in my situation, since it is freaking impossible to avoid ice in Canada for at least 4 months of the damn year. So, for me, the likelihood of dislocating that specific shoulder under the same conditions is Obviously much greater.


What sucks about Doctors is that they have to deal a lot in probability, but they suck at probability theory.
 
2013-05-09 01:02:44 AM  

Begoggle: [media.tumblr.com image 500x415]

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.

[parterre.com image 518x388]


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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