| FORUM | ARCHIVE |                    | TOTAL QUIZ RESULT |


  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Why we don't drink the water
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login


Welcome stranger, click here to read about some of the great benefits of registering for a free account with us and joining us in our global online community.


Why we don't drink the water

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Vanuatu View Drop Down
Colonel
Colonel


Joined: 23 Feb 2015
Location: New England
Status: Offline
Points: 568
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vanuatu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Why we don't drink the water
    Posted: 19 Mar 2017 at 01:12
http://www.livescience.com/58298-earliest-depiction-of-guinea-worm-medieval-painting.htm


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 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



Edited by Vanuatu - 19 Mar 2017 at 01:24
The root of all desires is the one desire: to come home, to be at peace. -Jean Klein
Back to Top
Sponsored Links


Back to Top
toyomotor View Drop Down
Moderator
Moderator
Avatar

Joined: 15 Feb 2014
Location: Tasmania, AUST.
Status: Offline
Points: 3197
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote toyomotor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post 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.
God created 2nd Lieutenants for the amusement of Senior NCO's.
Back to Top
Vanuatu View Drop Down
Colonel
Colonel


Joined: 23 Feb 2015
Location: New England
Status: Offline
Points: 568
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vanuatu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 02:17
Why do you suppose they wanted the worm in the picture? Did they consider it an omen?
The root of all desires is the one desire: to come home, to be at peace. -Jean Klein
Back to Top
toyomotor View Drop Down
Moderator
Moderator
Avatar

Joined: 15 Feb 2014
Location: Tasmania, AUST.
Status: Offline
Points: 3197
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote toyomotor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post 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. 
God created 2nd Lieutenants for the amusement of Senior NCO's.
Back to Top
franciscosan View Drop Down
Arch Duke
Arch Duke


Joined: 09 Feb 2015
Location: Littleton CO
Status: Offline
Points: 1679
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote franciscosan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post 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
Back to Top
Vanuatu View Drop Down
Colonel
Colonel


Joined: 23 Feb 2015
Location: New England
Status: Offline
Points: 568
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vanuatu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post 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.
The root of all desires is the one desire: to come home, to be at peace. -Jean Klein
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down



This page was generated in 0.078 seconds.