Brain Amoebas in the News

Would have beena great fiction story...if it was fiction
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Brain Amoebas in the News

Post by strawman » Thu May 29, 2008 8:32 pm

6 people died from these suckers this year.

http://people.tribe.net/mike_c/blog/aa2 ... 5cd41e4774

But the best part is, this site has a Predator of the Week.
You might call this a Drabble-rich environment.
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

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Post by cammoblammo » Fri May 30, 2008 2:12 pm

Yeow.

I lived in New Zealand when I was a kid, and we had a few hot (at least, pleasantly warm) pools around where I lived. I went swimming in them on occasion, and my mum always warned me not to put my head under water because I might get amoebic meningitis.

Of course, when you're thirteen you know better than mum. Now that I see that story, I wonder how lucky I really am. Very lucky I suppose --- one, to have a mum who cares enough to tell me when I'm doing something stupid, and two, lucky not to have my brain eaten by these things.

I wonder if they'd have the same effect as zombies?

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Post by Goldenrat » Fri May 30, 2008 7:14 pm

Animals that want to live in my brain suck. I hate them.

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Post by adam » Fri May 30, 2008 9:15 pm

animals that want to live in my brain will find themselves considerably disappointed in their choice of realestate. i won't survive long, but at least i'll know their malnourished kids won't either.

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