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(BBC)   Of course it sounds nasty to us when a British journalist deliberately eats a tapeworm, but it's probably not so bad for someone raised on spotted dick and jellied eels   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 18
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-01-31 12:02:46 PM  
While that idea may seem absurd, there is growing evidence that parasites may have health benefits in certain cases.
They are being considered as treatments for allergies and auto-immune diseases, as they appear to dampen the body's inflammatory responses.


Therapeutic worms are nematodes, phylum Nematoda. Tapeworms are phylum Platyhelminthes. The two are not much more closely related than humans and mosquitoes.

Convergent evolution might make them both useful, but you can't assume that from the shared presence of "worm" in the words "hookworm" and "tapeworm."
 
2014-01-31 12:28:24 PM  
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Kelly: I swallowed a tapeworm last night. It's going to grow up to three feet inside of me and then it eats all my food so that I don't get fat. And then after three months I take some medicine and then I pass it. Creed sold it to me. It's from Mexico.

Creed: That wasn't a tapeworm.
 
2014-01-31 01:15:38 PM  
Ha ha! It's funny because British food is horrible!
 
2014-01-31 01:26:15 PM  
The introduction of hot dogs to Britain had immediate effects!
 
2014-01-31 01:33:42 PM  
http://www.radiolab.org/story/91691-sculptors-of-monumental-narrative /

Jasper Lawrence sells hookworms to people with various auto-immune conditions. Worth a listen.

The part about Jasper Lawrence starts around the 9:30 mark
 
2014-01-31 02:19:17 PM  
You know what, science?  You can just take the day off.  Thanks.
 
2014-01-31 02:28:18 PM  
This position of this link with the Dune-related link above made me think "...deliberately eats a sandworm," even though that's not how sandworms and people usually interact.
 
2014-01-31 02:31:37 PM  

One Thousand: http://www.radiolab.org/story/91691-sculptors-of-monumental-narrative /

Jasper Lawrence sells hookworms to people with various auto-immune conditions. Worth a listen.

The part about Jasper Lawrence starts around the 9:30 mark



I heard that broadcast some time last year.  I found it interesting.  The one thing that remember outside   hookworms might be good for you is the story about just trying to get infected by asking poor 3rd world villagers if he can splash around in their latrine.
 
2014-01-31 03:41:54 PM  
fark you, subby. Spotted dick with custard is awesome. You obviously don't know what you are talking about.

/I'll give you that with jellied eels,though. That stuff is rank.
 
2014-01-31 04:59:20 PM  

hippyneil: fark you, subby. Spotted dick with custard is awesome. You obviously don't know what you are talking about.

/I'll give you that with jellied eels,though. That stuff is rank.


Came to say this. Spotted duck is awesome.
 
2014-01-31 05:04:36 PM  
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2014-01-31 05:10:35 PM  

meanmutton: hippyneil: fark you, subby. Spotted dick with custard is awesome. You obviously don't know what you are talking about.

/I'll give you that with jellied eels,though. That stuff is rank.

Came to say this. Spotted duck is awesome.


Stupid autocorrect. Spotted dick is awesome.
 
2014-01-31 10:52:36 PM  
www.19thcenturybottlediggers.com
 
2014-01-31 10:53:49 PM  
Aww, I didn't notice, but that pic cuts off the best part... in the bottom left, it says "no ill effects."
 
2014-02-01 03:31:14 AM  
He ate Russell Brand?
 
2014-02-01 05:17:55 AM  
So the tapeworm will be shiatting inside of you?
 
2014-02-01 04:39:41 PM  

dready zim: So the tapeworm will be shiatting inside of you?


www.therussianshop.com
 
2014-02-01 09:31:30 PM  
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