These Real Parasitic Critters Are the Stuff of Nightmares
There are plenty of scary and creepy animals in the world, from giant, hairy spiders to centipedes and saw-toothed anglerfish, but the creepiest of them all are often extremely tiny: parasites.
Get Rid of Your Dog's Worms Using These 10 Home Remedies
The DE pierces the parasites' protective coating, which ultimately causes dehydration and death. DE can be used internally or externally to control a worm infestation: For dogs over 55 pounds, add 1 tablespoon of food-grade DE to their dog food and give it once a day.
Here's How to Prevent and Treat Intestinal Parasites
There are many different kinds of parasite, however the two main types of intestinal parasite are helminths and protozoa. The former consists of worms with many cells that cannot multiply within the confines of the human body. Examples of these are tapeworms, pinworms and roundworms.
The Enemy Within: 8 Common Human Parasites
Being infested with parasites is something that you associate with people from faraway places. However, parasites that infect humans are a lot more common than you think. To add to this, a lot of them have no symptoms either, so a person can go years without knowing they’re infected.
6 Of the Earliest Known Parasites Ever Found
In our school science books, we’ve all learned that a parasite is an organism that lives in another organism, called the host, and can even harm it. But do you know that parasites have existed for hundreds of thousands of years?
These 14 Foods Can Help Can Help Kill Intestinal Parasites
There's a good chance that you may have parasites. Despite what the majority of people believe, parasites come in many different shapes and sizes and exist in abundance beyond the borders of impoverished countries with poor health care.
How the Deadliest Parasite Became So Lethal
Would you believe the deadliest parasite in the world didn't even begin as a parasite? The incredible journey this now-lethal parasite has gone through paints a fascinating picture of the way our biological world works, from the micro to the macro of life on Earth.
WATCH Sparkling Glow-Worms Turn a Gloomy Cave into Art
What an incredible video this is of an illuminating natural phenomenon – New Zealand’s cave dwelling glow-worms - done with such amazing, painstaking skill and effort!
This Parasite Knows How to Control Our Immune System...
Past research has concluded that when mice are infected by this parasite, they lose their instinctive fear of cat urine, and display signs of an impaired memory.
7 Happy News Stories You Won't Be Able to Resist Sharing
Now, we may soon be eradicating the Guinea Worm parasite, which agonizingly erupts from under people's skin. At the beginning of 2015, only 126 cases were still left on the planet.
10 Beneficial Insects Your Garden Needs Right Away
Beneficial Nematodes These microscopic, worm-like organisms will keep all pests at bay. They will target the bad bugs, however, they occasionally go after the beneficial insects too - so watch out!
These Are Some of the MOST Bizarre Medical Cases Ever Seen
A Walking Trip That Resulted in Eye Parasites When retired anthropologist and public health researcher Dianne Travers-Gustafson took a morning jog in California, she had no idea a swarm of flies she had encountered on her way would infect her with an eye parasite.
Hilarious: I Bet You Can't Put That Back In There!
He says: "Grandpa, I bet I can put that worm back in that hole." The grandfather replies: "I'll bet you five dollars you can't. It's too wiggly and limp to put back in that little hole." The little boy runs into the house and comes back out with a can of hairspray.
A Natural Wonder: The Underground Light Show.
Each little light you see is a larva of the glow worm, Arachnocampa luminosa, a creature unique to New Zealand. The worms spindle down from their nests on the ceiling with silk-like threads reaching about 30-40 cm down.
Lemons Have More Health Benefits Than I Ever Realized!
Natural parasite killer Parasites and intestinal worms are very hard to get rid of, but there is a key element to getting rid of them that lemons contain.
The Doctors Thought She Had a Brain Tumor. They Were Wrong
Tapeworms are flat, segmented intestinal parasites often found in animals that eat or drink contaminated food or water. Humans can be infected by this parasite as well, typically after consuming under-cooked meat from an infected animal or living in poor hygienic conditions.
Don’t Mistake Plantain Leaves for Weeds. They’re Healing.
The seeds, filled with mucilage which swells in the gut, can be used as a laxative or to treat parasitic worms. The heated leaves can also be used to dress wounds, skin inflammations, stings, swelling and can promote scar-free healing.
These Deep Sea Fish Are Way Too Weird For Words...
Peanut Worm The peanut worm, known by scientists as the Sipuncula, is a deep-sea worm that has a body that oddly resembles a phallus. When a peanut worm feels it is in danger, it will contract its long head inwards, which will result in it looking like a peanut.
Scientists Discover the FIRST Animal That Doesn’t Breathe
This alien-looking animal is a distant relative of jellyfish, and it belongs to a family of common parasitic animals in the myxozoa class that infect fish, but this bizarre little parasite is truly outstanding, as unlike all other animals on Earth, H.salminicola doesn’t require oxygen to sustain itself
Disease Lurking in Swimming Pools Can Ruin Your Vacation
Crypto (short for Cryptosporidium) is a microscopic parasite ruining Americans’ summer vacations since 2009. This bug thrives in warm water, so it’s often found in crowded pools and lakes.
The Spider Who Invented The Wheel
The spider escapes parasitic wasps by flipping onto its side and cartwheeling down sand dunes at speeds of up to 44 turns per second. This acrobatic feat must be seen to believe it. They have very little defenses and will shift up to 80,000 (!) their own body weight in sand to borrow well and hide.
An Express Guide to Plant Fertilizers
Also known as worm castings, compost is outstanding for enriching the soil in your garden and feeding plants that require a lot of nutrients, such as vegetables and fruits.
Alarming! Why the Tick Population Is Growing SO Fast
Ticks may be small and they look pretty weak, spreading their tiny arms desperately in an attempt to catch their prey, but they are among the most dangerous parasites, affecting not only humans, but also other, more helpless animals.
A Bouquet To Die For...?
It consists of a cluster of 15 to 20 flowers covered with fleshy projections that are meant to resemble wriggling worms! This unpleasant theme is recurring on this list, as carrion flies are the main pollinators of many flowers featured in this collection.