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Posted: 9/19/2005 8:24:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/19/2005 8:30:02 PM EDT by Papertargets]
news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/09/0901_050901_wormparasite.html


Suicide Grasshoppers Brainwashed by Parasite Worms
James Owen
for National Geographic News
September 1, 2005

Parasites were the inspiration behind the creature that terrified moviegoers in Alien. Now sci-fi screenwriters may have a new role model—parasitic worms that brainwash their victims.

Scientists say hairworms, which live inside grasshoppers, pump the insects with a cocktail of chemicals that makes them commit suicide by leaping into water. The parasites then swim away from their drowning hosts to continue their life cycle...
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 8:30:13 PM EDT
OK ... Yeah .... um.... read the article... that is just fucking sick!!!
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 8:32:45 PM EDT

Khaaaaaaaaaan!
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 8:33:56 PM EDT
EAAAAHHH... Kill It!! Kill It!!
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 8:34:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MMcCall:
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Khaaaaaaaaaan!



YeS!
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 8:38:54 PM EDT
Saw a show where some work infested a snails eyestalk and possesed it to climb the highest branch to get eaten by a bird on purpose.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 8:40:21 PM EDT
Can we implant them in child molestors and drug dealers and gang bangers?
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 8:42:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 8:42:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WildBoar:
Saw a show where some work infested a snails eyestalk and possesed it to climb the highest branch to get eaten by a bird on purpose.



And some of them sign up with DU and vote Democrats.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 8:46:22 PM EDT
Dayum...
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 8:54:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 4v50:
Can we implant them in child molestors and drug dealers and gang bangers?



Good idea. That "crack" plan has yet to wipe them out.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 9:07:51 PM EDT
I'm not looking at water the same way again.

That parasite makes the aliens chest burster seem nice.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 3:24:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By happycynic:

Originally Posted By 4v50:
Can we implant them in child molestors and drug dealers and gang bangers?



Good idea. That "crack" plan has yet to wipe them out.




I'm not even going there dude..................however neither has the HIV/AIDS plan
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 3:52:18 AM EDT
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