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Parasites Are Cool
02-08-2014, 12:11 AM, (This post was last modified: 02-08-2014, 12:12 AM by LoliBoner.)
#1
LoliBoner
Parasites Are Cool
So one of my hobbies is learning about parasites for some terrible, terrible reason.
Right now I only know a few really well enough to talk about but maybe someone else has some more information?
Like a win-win nightmare situation?


Toxoplasmosis:
Alright so get this, there's this tiny little parasite trying to live in your kitty's belly.
In fact, that is Toxoplasma's only goal in its existence is for it to live in that belly.
Unfortunately for our friend, he gets pooped out of Kitty and is no longer in Parasite Heaven.
So it has to find a way back in.
Now in the wild, lots of things will eat Kittys poop (And therefore Toxoplasma), and that's the beginning of it's plan,
because now Toxoplasma gets in the rats brain and messes around until it figures out how to achieve its goal: Making the rat get itself eaten by a cat.
This thing literally makes a rat think that it LOVES Kitty so that Kitty will eat it and it gets back into Parasite Heaven.
If a human is a carrier then they will be more likely to like cats more than dogs.
Of course it can also kill you.
For a while there was this thing that people called "Crazy Cat Lady Syndrome", where you would be a carrier and horde the hell out of cats.
That seems that is pretty much untrue but I think it still sounds rad as hell.
Toxoplasma is my favorite if it doesn't show.
Trematodes are also hella rad and I'll probably post about it some other time.
Here's some more info if you're interested:
Toxoplasmosis
Toxoplasma Gondii
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02-08-2014, 12:24 AM,
#2
VeritasUnae
RE: Parasites Are Cool
so you're saying my love of cats might just be a parasite? ;a;
02-08-2014, 12:38 AM,
#3
LoliBoner
RE: Parasites Are Cool
Maybe, maybe not.

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02-08-2014, 12:55 AM,
#4
kaolincash
RE: Parasites Are Cool
do you want cats to lay eggs inside you? otherwise no i think it's different mostly

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02-08-2014, 01:14 AM,
#5
Z
RE: Parasites Are Cool
Damn cats always laying eggs.

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I am Zac, if I derail your thread call 911 and don't panic.
02-08-2014, 03:03 AM,
#6
LoliBoner
RE: Parasites Are Cool
Cat's don't eat eggs yo

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02-08-2014, 05:22 PM,
#7
kaolincash
RE: Parasites Are Cool
this is interesting though thanks for posting it

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02-08-2014, 08:55 PM,
#8
LoliBoner
RE: Parasites Are Cool
Yeah, this is like my favorite thing.

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03-08-2014, 08:48 AM,
#9
Teutesus
RE: Parasites Are Cool
Do you know if this kind of thing happens with other animals, or is it just cats?

My favourite parasite is the ruling class and by favourite I mean that they need to be cleansed with fire.

soon
05-08-2014, 07:01 PM,
#10
zladkohasaskeleton
RE: Parasites Are Cool
NYC's RadioLab has a fantastic episode that features toxo, fyi. I guess I should be bothered to look it up when I mention it tho.


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