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Why we don't drink the water

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Printed Date: 23 Mar 2017 at 00:21


Topic: Why we don't drink the water
Posted By: Vanuatu
Subject: Why we don't drink the water
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2017 at 01:12
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Italian researchers examining a medieval painting may have found the earliest visual depiction of dracunculiasis, a horrifying parasitic infection in which a worm up to 3 feet long creeps out of the skin.

Currently endemic to areas in Chad, Ethiopia, Mali and South Sudan, the disease is transmitted to people who drink water infested with water fleas that are in the Cyclops genus, and that contain larvae of the  http://www.livescience.com/52041-carter-guinea-worm.html" rel="nofollow - guinea worm  (Dracunculus medinensis). One year after the person ingests the contaminated water, a spaghetti-like worm 2 to 3 feet (0.6 to 1 meter) long erupts from a blistered area of the person's skin — usually in the lower part of the leg, according to he World Health Organization.

To relieve the pain and burning feeling that the worm causes when it erupts, the victims seek out water, prompting the worm to discharge its larvae, which starts the whole cycle over again.


Very good reasons to be dark age crazy about water. Just wanted to share. Tongue



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The root of all desires is the one desire: to come home, to be at peace. -Jean Klein



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Posted By: toyomotor
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2017 at 04:12
Well thanks very much Vanuatu, I happen to enjoy a glass of cold water occasionally, but you've just turned me off.

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God created 2nd Lieutenants for the amusement of Senior NCO's.


Posted By: Vanuatu
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 02:17
Why do you suppose they wanted the worm in the picture? Did they consider it an omen?

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The root of all desires is the one desire: to come home, to be at peace. -Jean Klein


Posted By: toyomotor
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 06:07
Originally posted by Vanuatu Vanuatu wrote:

Why do you suppose they wanted the worm in the picture? Did they consider it an omen?

Heh, heh, heh. There's no worms in beer, or bourbon. 


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God created 2nd Lieutenants for the amusement of Senior NCO's.


Posted By: franciscosan
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 21:45
There's worms in tequila.  "Pickled" worms.

Worms are proof of Aristotle's spontaneous generation, like tadpoles appearing out of nowhere in a pool.Cheers


Posted By: Vanuatu
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2017 at 01:19
You hot ticket! Are you just toying with a lesser, or is that a serious observation? Bc if it is serious it makes more sense than my life does.

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The root of all desires is the one desire: to come home, to be at peace. -Jean Klein



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