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Maraya1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 05:55 PM
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Woman thought to have brain tumor turns out to have live worm in brain!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tl12L9n1Pnk&feature=rec-...

A Phoenix Woman was diagnosed with a brain tumor during surgery to their surprise the tumor was a worm from eating pork or someone handling uncooked pork without washing their hands....So not only can you get it from eating it it can be transferred from unwashed hands!

Toward the end of the video the surgeon said that they are seeing more and more of these cases.


Scary stuff.
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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 05:56 PM
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1. Glad I don't eat the stuff! nt
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Liquorice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 06:05 PM
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7. I'm glad I don't either! What's scary, however, is that other people
who do eat it can spread it.
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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 06:33 PM
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19. Hmmm... true. Disturbing! nt
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Maraya1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 06:40 PM
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20. They said that you don't have to eat it. If someone serves you food
that hasn't washed their hands or if you don't wash your hands you could get it.

I'm never eating again.
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 05:57 PM
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2. Of ALL THE VIDEOS on youtube,
that might be the first one on my list of "I'm Never Going To Watch This."
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 02:55 AM
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45. +1.
:rofl:
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 03:39 PM
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78. count me in on that group too!!! NOT watching.
eewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
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paulsby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 05:57 PM
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3. there's a trend in cuisine now
(i admit i am a foodie) that pink pork is OK. there's a bit of backlash over the whole "cook the pork to death" thang.

imo, this is misguided.

it's simply too dangerous.

i'll eat raw eggs. the risk is very very tiny. i eat raw beef (but not raw ground beef), raw fish etc.

but NO pink pork for me.

thank you.

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sharp_stick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 06:02 PM
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5. In general
it's OK unless the pigs are slopped. But I agree with you, I don't think I'll be eating pink pork, it's kind of like medium rare chicken. Just not going to happen.
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paulsby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 06:20 PM
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13. right
i say a gordon ramsay episode where had personally raised the pigs, so he knew EXACTLY how they had been cared for.

that's ok.

but pork from the grocery store? not a chance in hell.

just for the record, i cooked some incredibly bitchen pork belly the other day.

i have to agree with tony bourdain that pork fat is one of the greatest things on earth.

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Dorian Gray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 07:16 AM
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49. Pork Belly
is the food of the gods. Love it. Here in NYC there are a bunch of restuarants that do it so well.

Sri Pra Phai (Thai in Queens) and The Fatty Crab (Pork Belly salad with watermelon and pickled watermelon rind. Yah! Sounds gross, but it's delicious!) And there are others. It's one of those foods that I can't resist when it's on the menu.


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HamdenRice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 08:40 AM
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53. With a little sleuthing, you can actually buy it and cook it yourself
I've talked to butchers who say it's very hard to get retail because so few people want it.

You can get if from some butchers who cater to the Latino community. It's called chicharon de cerdo.

In an American butcher shop it's called "rib belly."

And you can get it in some Chinese supermarkets. Golden City, the giant Asian supermarket in Flushing, has it, but I have no idea what it's called in Madarin. You just see it in the counter and point!
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Dorian Gray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 08:53 AM
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55. I'm a pretty good cook
but this is something I don't want to open Pandora's Box with. If I start cooking it at home, I'll have the cholesterol of John Candy before you know it!

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HamdenRice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 09:32 AM
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56. True, I can't buy it often because I'll basically eat it all in one sitting
The Spanish style -- chicharon de cerdo -- is also very easy and quick, so, you get the picture!

:rofl:

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Dorian Gray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 10:52 AM
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61. You know next time I see it,
I'll probably pick up the chicharon de cerdo.

Our local supermarket sells some interesting fatty pork products (lardo, porchetta, etc.), but I rarely buy it. I cooked with lardo once.


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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 02:40 PM
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74. Fearnly-Whittingstall has a most incredible Chinese-style recipe for pork belly.
Absolutely irresistable - chunks of pork belly slow cooked in a wash of ginger, soy sauce, rice wine, rice vinegar, sugar, scallions, anise cloves, broth (I use chicken, since no one makes pork broth) ...

when it's done, reduce the liquid to thick, then serve the pork chunks over noodles with a bit of sauce and sliced scallions.

It's absolutely amazing.
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Jazzgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 06:57 PM
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28. Who would want to eat pink pork or chicken??!!??
That is way too gross. I eat raw fish too because I like sushi but I am very particular where I eat it. Nooooes to pink pork!!!!
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NeedleCast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 10:04 PM
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37. That depends on how it's cooked
Pink in pork is often a sign that it has been smoked. Pork often takes on a pink tint when it's been cooked in a smoker or on a grill.
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Moondog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 01:53 PM
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67. That smoke ring is (to me at least) a different shade of pink than uncooked pork.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 08:51 AM
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54. Same type that the Scottsdale mercedes surfer had? Opened his sunroof, climbed on the roof and
Edited on Sat Jun-06-09 08:52 AM by lonestarnot
let it roll at about 40 mph. It didn't turn out well.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 06:00 PM
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4. This reminds me of one of the first episodes of House, MD.
Except that on the show the worms were dead and were simply triggering damaging immune system responses.
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 06:10 PM
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9. That was the pilot episode NT
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 06:18 PM
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12. Your right, the patient was the lady Wilson lied to House about saying she was a relative.
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angstlessk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 06:15 PM
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10. I was just going to say...sounds right out of an episode of House
which I thought was just the stupidest show, till I lost cable and was forced to watch it regularly..I became addicted to it and love me some House now!
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 06:21 PM
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15. lol! I just watched that episode on Monday. :)
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cagesoulman Donating Member (648 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 07:24 AM
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50. Hey, I remember that episode
The chick in that show now plays a cop in The Mentalist.
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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 06:02 PM
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6. And here I just watched "Wrath of Khan" last night.
Seriously.


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Maraya1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 06:43 PM
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21. That's fake right? Tell me that's fake.
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ReverendDeuce Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 06:53 PM
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24. It's from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan... best Trek movie!
Yes, it's fake. It's a model of an ear with a puppet worm. It was used in the closeup shot to show the worm entering Chekov's ear.
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conspirator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 10:18 AM
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58. Definitely the best Trek movie. The first one is very good too, it's hardcore sci-fi nt
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 06:55 PM
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26. That's the ear worm from the Star Trek: Wrath of Kahn movie.
:hi:
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 06:08 PM
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8. Think of poor zombies --
at risk from eating the brains of people with pork worms in their brains.

;-)
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 06:17 PM
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11. Could explain Rush. One worm eating another.
Only problem is that "brain" reference . . .
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 06:20 PM
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14. i've noticed on the Food Channel that the hosts have been showing pink pork and it
gives me the skeeves. The same thing when they use eggs in uncooked recipes. If one thing I'm super careful is, it's making sure my food is fully cooked to the proper temperature.
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NeedleCast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 10:05 PM
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38. Its properly cooked...it's been heavily smoked
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 10:59 PM
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40. No, I've seen them use pork tenderloin and chops. Not smoked. Pork should
Edited on Fri Jun-05-09 11:10 PM by OmmmSweetOmmm
be 160 degrees

ie Bobby Flay
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/pork-tenderloin-with...
Brush the tenderloin with 2 tablespoons of oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill until crusty and charred on both sides and the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer, brushing with the glaze during the last few minutes of grilling. Remove from the grill to a cutting board and brush with more of the glaze. Let rest 5 minutes before cutting into 1/2-inch thick slices. Spoon some of the sauce onto each plate, top with a few slices of pork, and drizzle with a little more of the sauce. Garnish with green onions and cilantro leaves.
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quiller4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 03:13 AM
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46. If you raise pigs and don't feed slop then 145 is more than adequate
The worm danger comes from type of feed. On grandfathers farm in VA we always ate rare pork. I wouldn't do that with supermarket pork but many of the foodies by local meat and know how the animal was raised and fed.
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 08:17 AM
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51. Unfortunaley Bobby Flay didn't go into where one should get their pork from and most
people in this country don't have the access that you did.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 02:38 PM
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73. I also hate it when they cut raw chicken (or any meat in my case) on a cutting board,
then half assed wipe the cutting board (and their hands) off with a cloth, then cut up vegetables and fruits and other things that are going to be eaten raw right on the same cutting board. There is no way in hell I'd eat what they cook on those shows. I have tried a few of the recipes I've seen, but I adjusted the cooking times a lot and was way cleaner in the preparation of the food.

The way they contaminate the raw veggies and fruit and don't cook the meat half the time on those shows really bugs me.
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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 06:27 PM
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16. it was in her brain??? how did it get there?
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Maraya1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 06:44 PM
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22. Good question. The egg traveled through her blood stream?
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MrsBrady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 06:56 PM
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27. i'm with you...
how does it survive the stomach?
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Frank Cannon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 09:50 AM
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57. Trichina worms laugh at stomach acid and excavate with their mouths...
so that they can get into your lymph and circulatory system. This is how they reach your muscles and even your brain. To a trichina worm, "blood-brain barrier" has as much meaning as the U.S.-Mexico border.

Cook your meat thoroughly, people. That includes your fish. It's a system that's worked pretty well for humans for thousands of years.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 02:30 PM
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71. + 1 Trillion
Everything at my house gets cooked well done. If someone wants to suck on raw meat, they can eat before they visit.
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TNDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 07:01 PM
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29. There's a blood-brain barrier.
This sounds kinda fishy (or wormy) to me.
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 06:30 PM
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17. dupe
Edited on Fri Jun-05-09 06:31 PM by baldguy
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 06:30 PM
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18. Wash those porky hands!


Chicken too!
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ReverendDeuce Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 06:51 PM
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23. As others have said... cook your pork well!
I grill often and have always preferred meat cooked well done. Pork is an exception -- it must be cooked especially well done!

I believe it's 180 degrees (instead of 160 for red meat) for at least 10 minutes.

I have an infrared grill, so the meat usually hits the grate at around 700 degrees for instant searing, then I cook covered on medium for at least 20 minutes. Internal temp gets well over boiling and it doesn't cause the meat to dry out.
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 08:28 PM
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31. Pork is 160 degrees. Trichinosis croaks at 137 degrees.
As long as you're careful with where you probe with your
meat thermometer and make multiple measurements, 160
degrees is plenty of safety margin for safe pork.

Tesha

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ReverendDeuce Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 06:54 PM
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25. Link to FDA cooking temperature guidelines....
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 07:13 PM
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30. I wish somebody had bothered to name the type of worm in this
news report. I guess facts don't matter to Fox.

Genus and species? Common name?? Come on, Fox, give me a CLUE what this turned out to be.
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 01:08 PM
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63. my irritation, too!
and I would probably take a (rmovable) worm in the brain over a tumor any day!
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 08:40 PM
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32. Being a vegetarian
has it's rewards in more than one way.
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 10:02 PM
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36. Yeah
But you're missing out on delicious bacon.

;)
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 02:40 PM
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75. Assuming someone isn't unclean when they are preparing your food.
Half the restaurants out there cut raw chicken and pork on the same cutting board they cut raw veggies and fruits. It could still get contaminated in that case, depending on the restaurant.

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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 08:45 PM
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33. The Woman With a Worm in Her Head by Pamela Nagami
http://books.google.com/books?id=ruFHyiSSvAAC&dq=woman+...

jump forward to p15, p21

There are some worms which can enter through the sole of the foot, and the dried eggs are scattered by the wind from areas with worm infestations (such as pigstys). People who go barefoot in the tropics are at considerable risk from worms.
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Badgerman Donating Member (378 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 09:05 PM
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34. More and more pork from pig factories in Mexico. Swine flu originated from one...
Don't care what you r feelings about Mexicans is, one fact is outstanding, they are possibly the least hygeinic group in the western hemisphere. There food laws and inspection laws are even more ineffective than this countries. Until we install sufficient numbers of inspectors, and give them 'loaded guns'(i.e. effective legal powers) we will increasingly suffer from the effects of dangerous imported food. Melamine from China, insecticides and other ag poisons from all over the planet, diseases, insect infestations etc. At this time there is no clear indication that this administration has any urge to take on Big AG aka Archer-Daniels-Midland the Halliburton of agri-business.

ah well, just another brick left out of the 'Change Wall'.
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 01:12 PM
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64. WTF?!
"Don't care what you r feelings about Mexicans is, one fact is outstanding, they are possibly the least hygeinic group in the western hemisphere."

Fucking racist BULLSHIT
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jazzjunkysue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 09:50 PM
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35. Sarah's gonna be so relieved to hear that. Now, can you explain that last pregnancy?
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Mr. Ected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 10:07 PM
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39. And While You're At It, Better Avoid The Sushi, Too
This is a true case of a Japanese man from Gifu Prefecture who incessantly about a persistent headache. Mr. Shota Fujiwara loves his sashimi and sushi very much to the extent of trying to get them as "alive and fresh" as can be for his insatiable appetite. He developed a severe headache, but for the past three years had put it off as migraine and stress from work.
It was only when he started losing his phsyco-motor skills that he sought medical help. A brain scan and x-ray revealed little however. But upon closer inspection by a specialist on his scalp, the Doctor noticed small movements beneath his skin. It was then that the Doctor did a local anaesthetic to his scalp and discovered the cause! Tiny tapeworms crawled out! Major surgery was t! hus immediately called for and the extent of the infestation was horrific!
Remember : tapeworms, roundworms and their eggs which abound in all fish, fresh or saltwater, can only be killed by thorough cooking and/or freezing the fish to between -4 deg C - 0 degsC

http://believe-or-not.blogspot.com/2006/10/eating-sushi...

Thank me for not posting the photos.
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Irreverend IX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 12:47 AM
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41. That one's been debunked...
http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl-brainworms4.ht...

As to the version of the story featuring Mr. Fujiwara, the alleged sushi fanatic who contracted "brain worms" by eating raw fish, it is quite simply preposterous. Though there are precedents in the medical literature to support the claim that certain species of tapeworm or roundworm can infect the human digestive tract when ingested in raw or undercooked fish, I could find no indication that these particular parasites (in contrast, say, to the pork tapeworm, which is capable of causing a much wider and more serious array of symptoms) can migrate to other organs, such as the brain. In documented cases where pork tapeworm larvae have been found in the brain, they were embedded, cyst-like, in the neural tissue. They would not be capable of crawling around around freely, nor of boring outward through the patient's skull to emerge through the scalp.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 01:13 AM
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42. Who the hell voted for that?
I didn't need the imagery in my brain either.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 08:28 AM
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52. You have to admire the Jewish Kosher rules.
They knew eons ago how to prevent these misfortunes.
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DeepBlueC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 02:20 PM
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70. the odd thing is that a large epidemiological cluster was in an Orthodox community
The index case was a teen-aged boy. Who had never eaten pork. Then other members of the community developed symptoms. When they tested them all they found that a significant proportion tested positive for the parasite. The one thing they had in common was that many of them had hired housekeepers from Central and South America where the disease is still present. It has not been seen in North America for a long time I think,. So these housekeepers were carriers and they actually transmitted the disease in the old feces to mouth route.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 01:22 AM
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43. Trichinosis
It SHOULD be well-known. My step-father's niece died of it some years ago. A Polish family, they made their own kielbasa every year. Bingo. Trichinosis.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trichinosis
http://www.medicinenet.com/trichinosis/article.htm
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 03:28 AM
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47. yup...its bad shit and should be well known but I guess not that well known...Damn
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Hassin Bin Sober Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 10:33 AM
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60. Ooops.
The few cases in the United States are mostly the result of eating undercooked game, bear meat, or home reared pigs.


So much for eating grandpa's pigs.
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kster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 01:46 AM
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44. OK, I've been eating raw hamburger meat for 40 to 45 years
not sure when I started five or ten. But everytime my mom/stepmom and now my wife, pull out raw hamburger meat, I take a pinch between my thumb and forefinger and eat it raw.

This is a fact,
How much time do I have to live doctor... :)
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 02:47 PM
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76. Parasites don't always kill the host...
They need the host to survive. Not all worms end up in the brain either. I guess different people have a different tolerance for what parasites (and who knows what else) they can handle in their body.
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Dorian Gray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 07:14 AM
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48. Ick
ick ick ick ick ick ick.

Reading this has made me more squeamish than any other in the last few months.


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buzzycrumbhunger Donating Member (793 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 10:29 AM
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59. If trichinosis grosses you out. . .
don't google your way to bot fly stories. There's an amazing number of grotesquities out there, as anyone who works in the ER can tell you. :P
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mix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 11:35 AM
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62. great, i had carne adovada last night n/t
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 01:14 PM
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65. Must.Bite.Tongue.
My first thought was, "Prayer causes worms in your brain?" I couldn't help it. I'm a natural born smart ass. :hide:
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rrneck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 01:46 PM
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66. Yardstick of civilization.
Ripley: Do we have the capacity to make fire? Most humans have enjoyed that privilege since the stone age.


Aliens (3)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103644 /
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 02:09 PM
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68. The worms crawl in, they make a muss
The worms play pinochle in your hippocampus
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 02:14 PM
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69. Jesus fuck, I'm glad I've been a vegetarian for over 40 years.
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Lucian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 02:33 PM
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72. I'm so glad I don't eat pork.
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Midniteagle Donating Member (19 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 03:23 PM
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77. Just a question here............
how do you know if your pork has been "slopped" or not ??? I'm sure it has nothing to do with who your date was/is that night, but please , do tell !!!
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 03:45 PM
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79. I just made a pork roast this morning and you had to tell me this...
but I made it the Puerto Rican method - at 350 for about 4 hours, till it
is falling apart (you marinate it overnight first)

It is superb.

FWIW, some animals, especially elk, are prone to "Brain Worms", arizing from a fly laying eggs in one ear of the unfortunate critter, and the larvae eating their way through to the other ear to exit as flies.

Makes me feel all ...wriggley...

mark
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