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December 7, 2013

"I discovered a new species up my nose "

I knew I had to remove the tick with great care.

If any part of it was left behind, I might end up with a very nasty infection. I also needed to avoid killing the creature as I removed it, in case I caused it to release potentially disease-ridden saliva into my bloodstream. I had all the tools I needed right there in the lab. Despite having to work at a contorted angle, I was able to use a pair of forceps to grasp the tick's mouth parts, which were buried deep in my flesh.... [Youmight want to think twice before clicking this link to] The Guardian

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 7, 2013 5:14 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Nothing is quite so awful as the description in "Bruchko" of the consequences of not feeding one's tapeworm...

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at December 7, 2013 6:21 PM

I DID NOT click the link, thank you very much, but clicked to read the comment here, just for the hell of it, and what do I get? A head full of disgusting imaginings thanks to Joan of Argghh.

What is WRONG with you people?!

Posted by: Kerry at December 7, 2013 6:48 PM

Kerry, Not urging you to read the article, but the man actually is happy about it, as in "would choose to go through it again if he could go back in time". He's a biologist.

Posted by: Daniel K Day at December 7, 2013 10:15 PM

I dunno... Judging from his expression, I'd say he was a bit too late in removing it.

Posted by: leelu at December 8, 2013 1:27 PM

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