Parthenogenetic: Jesus Christ, I refuse to click on that link because I'm terrified it depicts a horsehair worm.No, I am not posting a link.FINE! YEEEAAARRRGGGHHH!!![glasshalffooldotcom.files.wordpress.com image 437x332]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so8ScD6m1MI
Fabric_Man: Let me get this straight: They bone like crazy, never get sick, and can't have kids? Sounds great!(At least until the fungus they would have eaten decimates our crops.)
That Guy What Stole the Bacon: Nope. Do not want.Seriously though, if you want to see a REALLY terrifying infectious agent capable of modifying the host's behavior, do a little reading on cordyceps fungus, specifically Ophiocordyceps Unilateralis. Be thankful that shiat hasn't yet evolved past preying on arthropods.Yet.
WhoGAS: Fabric_Man: Let me get this straight: They bone like crazy, never get sick, and can't have kids? Sounds great!(At least until the fungus they would have eaten decimates our crops.)Exactly what I was thinking. They need to turn that into a pill for men. I'm done with having kids but I don't know anyone who's had a vasectomy to actually talk to about it. Doctors have a vested interest...they have payments to make.
DivorceWar Veteran: Female black widows bite the heads off their mates after consummation. I'd say that's a tad worse than any old STD.
doglover: I think that most viral infections have some degree of control over the host.If you notice, someone will cough on a train during flu season. Then, another person. Soon, everyone with even a hint of a cold is coughing. I think, but have no proof, that it's the virii communicating. Once they have an infection going, they have some degree of control over our bodies. We give them the chance to coordinate and spread.
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