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  • Six Parasites That Could Be Inside You Right Now - Weird Worm
    are most common in parts of the world that regularly eat raw fish such as Japan the Netherlands and parts of South America While not fatal since the parasite can t survive for a prolonged period in a human host and can t transfer to another from within it the symptoms are pretty terrible jaundice enlarged liver vomiting weakness of the muscles tingling of the skin increased heart rate persistent headaches and that s if you re lucky Many cases lead to bowel obstruction so enjoy that Preventing infection is simple and is done by proper food handling When cooking fish the FDA recommends that it be heated to sixty degrees Celsius or higher or frozen at negative twenty degrees Celsius for a full seven days 2 Guinea Worm Though the name would imply an almost cute nature the Guinea worm causes dracunculiasis which is probably the most terrifying and awesome name you can give to an infection The life cycle begins with drinking water where water fleas gather making it common only in areas with poor water supplies In 1986 there were three and a half million cases of infection so think about that for a second the next time you take a swig Refreshing As stated before infection begins with the consumption of water containing contaminated water fleas These fleas carry the larvae and are destroyed by digestive acid but the larvae isn t Instead they hatch and find their way into a body cavity and wait for a mate This part of the process takes about three months Now loaded with up with larvae the female moves to the lower extremities usually the feet creating a burning sensation as it travels But that s not the worst part oh no when the worm reaches its destination a blister appears and in the next three days ruptures revealing the worm Surprise You re a hideous monster Not safe for work by the way Removing the worm is just as painful a process described as an incredible burning sensation but those who don t seek professional treatment usually make it much worse for themselves as well as others Because of the burning they ll the dip the blister and worm in water Unfortunately this prompts the worm to expel thousands more larvae renewing the cycle and presumably pissing a whole bunch of people off Thankfully education about the Guinea worm has spread and currently cases largely occur in parts of Africa The Carter Center predicts that dracunculiasis will be the first parasitic disease to be eradicated without the use of vaccines or other drugs 3 Trypanosoma Brucei Unlike our previous entries this one isn t a worm Instead trypanosoma brucei is protozoan organism making it microscopic So no this one isn t likely to pop out of your skin a la Aliens The disease it can cause goes by many names For simplicity s sake let s go with sleeping sickness because it implies some sort of peacefulness Anyway

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  • The Benefits of 5 Common Pests - Weird Worm
    will simply abandon their current home and move somewhere else nearby And if you re thinking you can drown them I ve got some bad news for you No one wants to see fire ants go more than farmers Mounds often destroy equipment and did we mention they were aggressive like swarm and kill children aggressive Why We Need Them If farmers were somehow able to rid their property of fire ants they also might as well be throwing money out an open window That s because fire ants are great predators that regularly suppress other greater pests that destroy crops In fact fire ants are among the most abundant predators of plant feeding insects in their territory Fire ant populations are capable of protecting corn soybean cotton and peanut crops A tiny Terminator Of course it s also true that fire ants feed on insects that are beneficial to the same crops such as wasps and the awesomely named assassin bug But you have to expect these sorts of things with vigilantes Fire ants aren t the savior American farmlands deserve but they are the savior they need 2 Spiders Think fast Ignoring the rare occasion resulting in super powers and possible radiation poisoning spiders are scary Anyone who says otherwise is lying or a possible Spider Man clone Despite humans being like giants when compared to spiders arachnophobia is incredibly common among all cultures across the globe Even though you can crush a spider with a single finger scientists believe our fear is the direct result of our ancestor s survival instincts from a time when spiders were more of a threat to our species Nowadays the most common spiders you ll encounter in your lifetime will be completely harmless and will probably hang out in your basement Above spiders Why We Need Them Obviously spider webs are excellent at catching other pests However there are several benefits of spiders besides the standard killing of house flies Spider venom has many medical uses Currently spider venom can be used to treat arthritis Some studies suggest that a funnel spider s venom could be used to prevent brain damage after stroke or that the venom of the Chile Rose tarantula could prevent or lessen the effects of atrial fibrillation the rapid contractions of the heart that are often fatal during a heart attack Spider venom is important because of how it interacts with ion channels and cells in general By blocking ion channels venom can potentially prevent the release of chemicals that trigger reactions that are ultimately self destructive to the body itself Each spider s venom causes reactions to different ion channels allowing for the potential to make many medicines in the future 3 Maggots No list of pests would be complete without maggots Mother Nature s reminder to clean your damn room already Flies lay eggs of deposit maggots directly on rotting organic material Most of us encounter them where ever we keep our trash should we

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  • These Marketing Blunders From 2015 Are Absolutely Shocking - Weird Worm
    World 13 Haunting Photos of the Creepiest Places Around the World 8 Prettiest Nations in Europe These 11 Real Life Superpowers Will Change How You Think About Nature 5 Most Unique and Unusual Islands 3 Is it Cute or Creepy 16 Small but Terrifying Creatures Science Animals Humans Space Technology Misc Aliens 10 Bizarre Things That Fell From the Sky 18 Bizarre Phobias People Actually Have Incredible Things Can Be Accomplished Through Crowdfunding 5 Animals With Better Memories Than You 4 Animal Mating Habits That Involve Defecation poo poo Pee pee 5 Most Badass Ways Humans Have Defeated Animals 18 Bizarre Phobias People Actually Have 5 Accidental Discoveries 5 Notorious Medical Experiments 4 of the Scariest Things in Space Five Companies That Want to Put You in Outer Space 6 Extraterrestrial Disasters That Make Us Glad We Are on Earth Incredible Things Can Be Accomplished Through Crowdfunding 8 Back to the Future Technologies That Actually Exist 5 Old and Ancient Robots 10 Bizarre Things That Fell From the Sky 4 Unexplained Explosions 5 Awesome Scientific Theories That Will Blow Your Mind 8 Bizarre Cases of UFO Sightings 3 Bizarre Theories About Aliens 4 Strangest Descriptions of Aliens Misc History Politics Crimes Mysteries Religion Other 10 of the Absolutely Most Foolish Kicksters Ever You ll Never See Creepier Masks and Helmets Than These 11 Stunning Photos of Devastating Disasters You ll Never See Creepier Masks and Helmets Than These 7 Utterly Bizarre Assassination Attempts 15 Myths About History You Probably Believe 10 of the Most Offensive Things Donald Trump Has Ever Said 10 of the Most Shockingly Embarrassing Presidential Mistakes 5 Diabolical Roman Kings And How Karma Screwed Them All Over 7 Utterly Bizarre Assassination Attempts 4 Infamous Unidentified Criminals 5 Criminals Who Messed With the Wrong People 13 Haunting Photos of the Creepiest Places Around the World The Best and Worst Theories About Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 9 Mythical Monsters That Will Haunt Your Dreams The Five Worst Fathers in the Bible Five Strange Relics of Christianity 4 Strangest Books in the Apocrypha 10 of the Absolutely Most Foolish Kicksters Ever 11 Stunning Photos of Devastating Disasters 12 Lego Replicas That Will Blow Your Mind Like Us on Facebook Weird Worm About Us Legal Contact Sitemap Advertise with us Privacy policy Copyright Weird Worm All Rights reserved Developed and Designed by Dev Cypher Home Lifestyle Society These Marketing Blunders From 2015 Are Absolutely Shocking February 05 2016 9 822 Lifestyle Image Sources Awful adverts are just as memorable as good ones sometimes even more so Here we present a goldmine of terrible from 2015 Subscribe to our newsletter Marketing is hard yes but common sense should have squashed these disasters We seriously hope someone got fired for 4 and 9 1 Stoner Sloth image source These Australian anti marijuana PSAs went viral but for the wrong reason people find them absolutely hilarious The firm that made them says this is a success but we doubt if a hilarious joke intentional

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  • 15 Athletes Who Would Thrive in the Zombie Apocalypse - Weird Worm
    Technology Misc Aliens 10 Bizarre Things That Fell From the Sky 18 Bizarre Phobias People Actually Have Incredible Things Can Be Accomplished Through Crowdfunding 5 Animals With Better Memories Than You 4 Animal Mating Habits That Involve Defecation poo poo Pee pee 5 Most Badass Ways Humans Have Defeated Animals 18 Bizarre Phobias People Actually Have 5 Accidental Discoveries 5 Notorious Medical Experiments 4 of the Scariest Things in Space Five Companies That Want to Put You in Outer Space 6 Extraterrestrial Disasters That Make Us Glad We Are on Earth Incredible Things Can Be Accomplished Through Crowdfunding 8 Back to the Future Technologies That Actually Exist 5 Old and Ancient Robots 10 Bizarre Things That Fell From the Sky 4 Unexplained Explosions 5 Awesome Scientific Theories That Will Blow Your Mind 8 Bizarre Cases of UFO Sightings 3 Bizarre Theories About Aliens 4 Strangest Descriptions of Aliens Misc History Politics Crimes Mysteries Religion Other 10 of the Absolutely Most Foolish Kicksters Ever You ll Never See Creepier Masks and Helmets Than These 11 Stunning Photos of Devastating Disasters You ll Never See Creepier Masks and Helmets Than These 7 Utterly Bizarre Assassination Attempts 15 Myths About History You Probably Believe 10 of the Most Offensive Things Donald Trump Has Ever Said 10 of the Most Shockingly Embarrassing Presidential Mistakes 5 Diabolical Roman Kings And How Karma Screwed Them All Over 7 Utterly Bizarre Assassination Attempts 4 Infamous Unidentified Criminals 5 Criminals Who Messed With the Wrong People 13 Haunting Photos of the Creepiest Places Around the World The Best and Worst Theories About Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 9 Mythical Monsters That Will Haunt Your Dreams The Five Worst Fathers in the Bible Five Strange Relics of Christianity 4 Strangest Books in the Apocrypha 10 of the Absolutely Most Foolish Kicksters Ever 11 Stunning Photos of Devastating Disasters 12 Lego Replicas That Will Blow Your Mind Like Us on Facebook Weird Worm About Us Legal Contact Sitemap Advertise with us Privacy policy Copyright Weird Worm All Rights reserved Developed and Designed by Dev Cypher Home Lifestyle Sports 15 Athletes Who Would Thrive in the Zombie Apocalypse October 14 2015 12 425 Lifestyle Image Sources Most of us have given thought about what we d do if we were stuck in the zombie apocalypse If you re anything like us you map out an escape route wherever you go no matter how insane that might sound to anyone you actually tell that little detail to but those guys won t be laughing when the zombies come and you re the only one with an actual plan Subscribe to our newsletter Of course some people are naturally better equipped to survive in a zombie apocalypse like for example the truly elite athletes in the world Chances are the most athletic competitive people in the world of pro sports would do alright but there are some world class athletes who would have a real leg up These are the athletes we would want

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  • 5 Athletes Who Died Performing - Weird Worm
    is surprising when they die on the field What follows are five such instances 1 Kim Duk Doo 1985 South Korean boxer Kim Duk Doo entered the sport as an amateur as a means of earning money for himself and his family His record stood at 29 4 before turning pro where his record reached 17 1 1 boxing solely in his native Korea Proving himself to be the number one contender to the WBA s world lightweight championship Kim flew to Las Vegas to take on reigning champ Ray Mancini in what would prove to be his final fight Though Kim wasn t taken seriously by American spectators he went toe to toe with Mancini for several rounds Kim s blows left Mancini with a split ear puffed eye and swollen hand However the tide changed in later rounds as Mancini began landing more punches than his opponent He quickly dominated the match and Kim lost focus and speed In the 14th round Mancini charged and delivered two rights to Kim s head sending him to the mat Kim got up but the ref declared the match over Only minutes later did Kim collapse before being taken out of the arena by EMTs Emergency brain surgery proved unsuccessful and Kim died four days after the fight Doctors allege his coma was caused by a single punch Kim s coma is believed to be the result of his lack of experience fighting in America where a championship bought lasted fifteen rounds After his death the WBA changed the number of rounds to twelve 2 Bill Masterton 1968 Masterton s legacy is that he is the second person to die as a result of injuries sustained during a game in the history of the National Hockey League That isn t to say that he wasn t a good player mind you they don t let just anyone play professional hockey but he only played a single season before his death so it s a bit difficult to say that he was or wasn t a legendary player With that out of the way let s get to the story On January 13th 1968 Masterton was playing for the Minnesota North Stars against the Oakland Seals Four minutes into the game after Masterton completed a pass two opposing players checked him simultaneously sending him head first into the ice Blood gushed from his mouth and nose upon impact A teammate alleged that his final words on the ice were Never again He was right in more ways than one The brain damage he suffered made it impossible to operate Two days later Masterton died in the hospital The problem was that at this point players weren t required to wear helmets on the ice players rarely did so Masterson s death lead to a change in this rule 3 Ed Sanders 1954 Sanders was a skilled amateur boxer before being drafted in the Korean War On the advice of his coaches he

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  • Six Blown Sports Calls - Weird Worm
    start a near riot which was a miracle considering they were in Detroit but he prevented the 19th perfect game in history the third perfect game in a span of 24 days and fame and fortune for Galarraga When anyone else in Galarraga s position would have choked Joyce to death and receive a standing ovation for it Galarraga instead responded with the classiest response ever By not killing Jim Joyce He instead gave a sad smile and reconciled with Joyce That piece of paper is a free ticket to Colombia for Joyce To give him a fair head start 5 The Hand of God screws over England and gives Argentina the World Cup During the 1986 World Cup quarterfinal championship Diego Maradona of Argentina managed to achieve his two most famous goals of all time within 4 minutes of each other The first goal was made by Maradona when they were down 0 1 to England Maradona had a pop up ball that he had a chance of getting into the goal However Maradona is only 5 5 while the English goaltender was 6 1 To make up for his lack of height he compensated by breaking the rules Maradona used his hand to knock in the ball in what looked to be a clear violation It wasn t clear to the referee who called it as a goal That play later went on to be known as the Hand of God I guess Hand of Cheating Argentinean was a bit wordy Or the Spanish equivalent Manos Des Dios Quelardo Nomades Posodas Tequila Lopez Mencia Look it up Or the Spanish equivalent Manos Des Dios Quelardo Nomades Posodas Tequila Lopez Mencia Look it up With the next foul Maradona made which had been voted the greatest goal of the century Argentina managed to beat England in the quarterfinals and wound up winning the entire Cup This also started a massive feud between the two countries Well it was either that or the earlier Falkland War Take your pick 4 Jeffery Maier s interference helps Yankee s win their first World Series in 18 years During the 2nd game of the ALCS series the Yankees were in a slight pinch with the Orioles They lost the first game and were down one run at the bottom of the 8th They needed some divine intervention to help win this game and remain hopeful of a World Series shot Instead they got a stupid official and a 12 year old Apparently a 12 year old who isn t even potty trained Derek Jeter was up at bat and managed to get a clean shot that was at the fences Right fielder Tony Tarasco got a bead on the ball and was going in for the catch What he didn t get a bead on was little Jeffrey Maier reaching out and knocking the ball into the stands As an obvious sign of spectator interference the obvious choice was to rule it as such However in a world where there is no replay and the umpires carry the word of God baseball umpire Rich Garcia ruled it as a home run Despite outraged Orioles personnel Garcia stuck to his ruling which may have been the wisest decision The only thing more likely to get you killed at a baseball game than pissing off Yankees fans during the playoffs is pissing off Phillies fans during any period What do you mean we lost the curling quarterfinals Burn everything down The Yankees would go on to win that game the pennant and finally the World Series That was the first World Series the Yankees won in 18 years but if they lost that game as was likely they would ve been down 2 0 making their elimination all the more likely 3 Toronto Maple Leafs fails to break curse due to a blown non call The Toronto Maple Leafs are the Chicago Cubs of the NHL They haven t won a Stanley Cup since 1967 but they had their best chance to win in 1993 The Leafs were playing against the L A Kings in the conference finals and going into Game 6 they were leading 3 2 They were only one game away from reaching the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in years However they couldn t predict two things from happening Referee Kerry Fraser and L A Kings captain Wayne Gretzky Game 6 went into overtime with a score of 4 4 With literally everything on the line for both teams The Kings never made it to the Stanley Cup Finals before Gretzky made a move that would have and should have ended the game right there high sticking the Leafs captain Doug Gilmour in goddamn face Instead of time in the penalty box which should have happened Fraser failed to see the high stick Judging from the hungry faces of the fans they saw it and wanted more blood As a result instead of getting the power play that would ve possibly pushed the Leafs into the finals they later got slapped with a call of their own and the Kings got a power play This allowed Gretzky to make the final goal as well as a hat trick You may not know a lot about hockey but you definitely should know Wayne Gretzky He is awesome He also has a headshot that would make Johnny Depp jealous The Leafs didn t stand a chance in that game Gretzky thoroughly embarrassed Toronto on their home turf In fact that game is widely hailed as the best game Gretzky ever played So instead of what should have happened Toronto performing in the finals they instead lose the series and Gretzky gets to play his best game The Kings would go on to lose to the Montreal Canadiens in the finals An interesting side note the Leafs would change divisions next season meaning that a Stanley Cup finals featuring Toronto and Montreal

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  • 12 Unbelievably Extravagant Hotel Rooms From Around the World - Weird Worm
    Nature 5 Most Unique and Unusual Islands 3 Is it Cute or Creepy 16 Small but Terrifying Creatures Science Animals Humans Space Technology Misc Aliens 10 Bizarre Things That Fell From the Sky 18 Bizarre Phobias People Actually Have Incredible Things Can Be Accomplished Through Crowdfunding 5 Animals With Better Memories Than You 4 Animal Mating Habits That Involve Defecation poo poo Pee pee 5 Most Badass Ways Humans Have Defeated Animals 18 Bizarre Phobias People Actually Have 5 Accidental Discoveries 5 Notorious Medical Experiments 4 of the Scariest Things in Space Five Companies That Want to Put You in Outer Space 6 Extraterrestrial Disasters That Make Us Glad We Are on Earth Incredible Things Can Be Accomplished Through Crowdfunding 8 Back to the Future Technologies That Actually Exist 5 Old and Ancient Robots 10 Bizarre Things That Fell From the Sky 4 Unexplained Explosions 5 Awesome Scientific Theories That Will Blow Your Mind 8 Bizarre Cases of UFO Sightings 3 Bizarre Theories About Aliens 4 Strangest Descriptions of Aliens Misc History Politics Crimes Mysteries Religion Other 10 of the Absolutely Most Foolish Kicksters Ever You ll Never See Creepier Masks and Helmets Than These 11 Stunning Photos of Devastating Disasters You ll Never See Creepier Masks and Helmets Than These 7 Utterly Bizarre Assassination Attempts 15 Myths About History You Probably Believe 10 of the Most Offensive Things Donald Trump Has Ever Said 10 of the Most Shockingly Embarrassing Presidential Mistakes 5 Diabolical Roman Kings And How Karma Screwed Them All Over 7 Utterly Bizarre Assassination Attempts 4 Infamous Unidentified Criminals 5 Criminals Who Messed With the Wrong People 13 Haunting Photos of the Creepiest Places Around the World The Best and Worst Theories About Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 9 Mythical Monsters That Will Haunt Your Dreams The Five Worst Fathers in the Bible Five Strange Relics of Christianity 4 Strangest Books in the Apocrypha 10 of the Absolutely Most Foolish Kicksters Ever 11 Stunning Photos of Devastating Disasters 12 Lego Replicas That Will Blow Your Mind Like Us on Facebook Weird Worm About Us Legal Contact Sitemap Advertise with us Privacy policy Copyright Weird Worm All Rights reserved Developed and Designed by Dev Cypher Home Lifestyle Travel 12 Unbelievably Extravagant Hotel Rooms From Around the World November 26 2015 13 806 Lifestyle Image Sources Here are some of the most incredible expensive and extravagant hotel rooms that sadly most of us will never be able to see outside of pictures Subscribe to our newsletter Travel can be stressful You re away from home in a strange town and typically there s no one you know anywhere within miles For most of us hotels are just okay nothing more than a single room with a bed a TV that gets about 40 channels and hopefully free Wi Fi and clean sheets That is unless you re one of the lucky few who can afford to stay in the most mind blowingly luxurious hotels in the world 1 Hotel President

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  • 13 Haunting Photos of the Creepiest Places Around the World - Weird Worm
    Nations in Europe These 11 Real Life Superpowers Will Change How You Think About Nature 5 Most Unique and Unusual Islands 3 Is it Cute or Creepy 16 Small but Terrifying Creatures Science Animals Humans Space Technology Misc Aliens 10 Bizarre Things That Fell From the Sky 18 Bizarre Phobias People Actually Have Incredible Things Can Be Accomplished Through Crowdfunding 5 Animals With Better Memories Than You 4 Animal Mating Habits That Involve Defecation poo poo Pee pee 5 Most Badass Ways Humans Have Defeated Animals 18 Bizarre Phobias People Actually Have 5 Accidental Discoveries 5 Notorious Medical Experiments 4 of the Scariest Things in Space Five Companies That Want to Put You in Outer Space 6 Extraterrestrial Disasters That Make Us Glad We Are on Earth Incredible Things Can Be Accomplished Through Crowdfunding 8 Back to the Future Technologies That Actually Exist 5 Old and Ancient Robots 10 Bizarre Things That Fell From the Sky 4 Unexplained Explosions 5 Awesome Scientific Theories That Will Blow Your Mind 8 Bizarre Cases of UFO Sightings 3 Bizarre Theories About Aliens 4 Strangest Descriptions of Aliens Misc History Politics Crimes Mysteries Religion Other 10 of the Absolutely Most Foolish Kicksters Ever You ll Never See Creepier Masks and Helmets Than These 11 Stunning Photos of Devastating Disasters You ll Never See Creepier Masks and Helmets Than These 7 Utterly Bizarre Assassination Attempts 15 Myths About History You Probably Believe 10 of the Most Offensive Things Donald Trump Has Ever Said 10 of the Most Shockingly Embarrassing Presidential Mistakes 5 Diabolical Roman Kings And How Karma Screwed Them All Over 7 Utterly Bizarre Assassination Attempts 4 Infamous Unidentified Criminals 5 Criminals Who Messed With the Wrong People 13 Haunting Photos of the Creepiest Places Around the World The Best and Worst Theories About Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 9 Mythical Monsters That Will Haunt Your Dreams The Five Worst Fathers in the Bible Five Strange Relics of Christianity 4 Strangest Books in the Apocrypha 10 of the Absolutely Most Foolish Kicksters Ever 11 Stunning Photos of Devastating Disasters 12 Lego Replicas That Will Blow Your Mind Like Us on Facebook Weird Worm About Us Legal Contact Sitemap Advertise with us Privacy policy Copyright Weird Worm All Rights reserved Developed and Designed by Dev Cypher Home Misc Lifestyle Mysteries Travel 13 Haunting Photos of the Creepiest Places Around the World September 30 2015 32 908 Misc Lifestyle Image Sources There s something inherently fascinating about the macabre nature of creepy isolated often abandoned places around the world It s like entering a long forgotten world fraught with danger at every turn and the adrenaline and sense of adventure that comes with exploring such places is almost impossible to resist All around the world there are sites of such mysterious histories that you can t help but wish you had a chance to go in and check them out for yourself Subscribe to our newsletter Of course with most of these places you d almost certainly

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