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July 7, 2011 by admin

In the summer before I started 6th grade, while my mother was tending to the Little Leaque Baseball’s snack shack, I watched the movie Born Innocent.  This lovely gem of a movie featured a young Linda Blair where at one point during the film she gets brutalized by a gang of other teenage girls in the bathroom.  The scene was so horrifying to me that it crept into my daily thoughts and sent a chill down my spine until, well, like 5 minutes ago where it’s now been replaced with this story from  Shanghai Daily News.

A 24 yr. old woman living in Nanjing had been suffering from minor seizures for the past 6 months.  Her doctors decided to do exploratory brain surgery to find out what was going on.  They did find a small “node” but that wasn’t the problem.  The problem was the 24 centimeter tape worm stuck to it!!!  They pulled the tape worm out in it’s entirety and it was still alive.  That’s nice.

The story concludes, According to Chen Haifeng, deputy director of the hospital’s neurosurgery department, Li liked to eat hotpot and barbeque. It was the under-cooked meat she ate that brought tapeworm eggs into her body.

You all have a nice night now, k?




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