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(Oddity Central)   Don't ever try to out-weird the Japanese, they now have a souvenir ballpoint pen that actually comes with a live parasite worm swimming inside it   (odditycentral.com) divider line
    More: Creepy, Immune system, Intestine, Digestion, live nematode parasite, Human gastrointestinal tract, Digestive system, Sashimi, Small intestine  
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723 clicks; posted to STEM » on 13 Apr 2021 at 9:38 AM (4 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-04-13 8:54:45 AM  
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2021-04-13 10:15:48 AM  
I don't care how brave you are, Paige; just no.
 
2021-04-13 10:26:41 AM  
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2021-04-13 10:46:44 AM  
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2021-04-13 12:18:40 PM  
If you could somehow keep it alive for more than a week, I'd be interested.

As is?  Meh.
 
2021-04-13 1:03:05 PM  
Thats gross and cool, like Centichoro
 
2021-04-13 2:14:25 PM  
The parasite inside is apparently quite active for several days (4 - 5 days by most accounts), after which it becomes more inactive and eventually dies. Then you left with a dead parasitic worm to stare at, which somehow sounds even worse.

Well now that's quite a compelling sales pitch.
 
2021-04-13 5:09:33 PM  
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