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April 7, 2006 2:42 PM   Subscribe

This video from the online New England Journal of Medicine of live parasitic worms scurrying around the inside of a patient's colon was not nearly as sexy as I thought it would be after reading the description. warning: link goes to nonsexy new england journal of medicine video of live parasitic worms scurrying around the inside of a patient's colon
posted by jonson (60 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Now go out and enjoy those noodles!
posted by HTuttle at 2:45 PM on April 7, 2006


Oh God. Why did I watch that? I vow never to eat parasitic worms.
posted by Dasein at 2:51 PM on April 7, 2006


As long as I can't feel them, they don't hurt me, and they don't crawl out my nose, they can slither in there all they want. Have fun, fellas!
posted by gubo at 2:52 PM on April 7, 2006


That was hands down the grossest thing I've ever seen on the internet. Grosser than goatse. You get a prize.
posted by sayitwithpie at 2:53 PM on April 7, 2006


They couldn't possibly eat much, that guy should just share his partially digested bounty with all of god's creatures.
posted by ernie at 2:54 PM on April 7, 2006


Actuallty WWJD? (a Jain)
posted by ernie at 2:55 PM on April 7, 2006


This is probably the best-written FPP in history.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 2:56 PM on April 7, 2006


I found an even grosser image of E. vermicularis.

Note: NSFW; also best header ever:

posted by Optimus Chyme at 3:01 PM on April 7, 2006


Hiiiiiiii, guyyyyy!
posted by jenovus at 3:02 PM on April 7, 2006


The goggles! They do nothing!

Ramen, anybody?
posted by Dipsomaniac at 3:02 PM on April 7, 2006


I am going to boil myself now.
posted by beaucoupkevin at 3:08 PM on April 7, 2006


[this is gross]
posted by Freen at 3:12 PM on April 7, 2006


*tears out eyes*
posted by Baby_Balrog at 3:28 PM on April 7, 2006


The Future Is Now! I wanted a flying car, and all I got is a video of parasitic worms inside a 55 year old colon.
posted by Balisong at 3:29 PM on April 7, 2006


[this is not good]
posted by fandango_matt at 3:36 PM on April 7, 2006


So, are those all moving around purely on the surface, or slightly under the skin, or a mix?
posted by Bugbread at 3:37 PM on April 7, 2006


Whoa. That's seriously creepy and disturbing. Much more disturbing than watching maggots eat the dead cells from an open flesh wound.

You know, that maggot thing is actually bizarrely fascinating to me.
posted by davidmsc at 3:45 PM on April 7, 2006


For instance, which is more disturbing: the worms in the intestinal tract, or this?
posted by davidmsc at 3:47 PM on April 7, 2006


That lady needs to take better care of her toenails. Also, her pus.
posted by jenovus at 3:50 PM on April 7, 2006


I did not click the link, and I am not going to.
posted by Justinian at 3:52 PM on April 7, 2006


Bleah, I did not click the link, and I still needed a unicorn chaser.
posted by adamrice at 4:02 PM on April 7, 2006


Oh, my goodness!! As someone interested in parasites I find that clip really awesome. Just think, worms living inside a person, isn't that fantastic!!

(why is my anus itching?)
posted by dov3 at 4:02 PM on April 7, 2006


I did, and wondered at their movement.
once in a while, rotten.com bubbles into the blue.
posted by Busithoth at 4:03 PM on April 7, 2006


Seems like they're essentially discussing pinworm. Essentially harmless, apart from the itching at night.

... uh-oh.
posted by kaemaril at 4:03 PM on April 7, 2006


Too bad they weren't these.
posted by PurplePorpoise at 4:14 PM on April 7, 2006


That was actually kinda beautfiul. They are graceful worms.
posted by fire&wings at 4:17 PM on April 7, 2006


EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!

That was awesome.
posted by redbeard at 4:17 PM on April 7, 2006


PurplePorpoise: Hey, give'em time. Rome wasn't build in a day, you know :)
posted by kaemaril at 4:22 PM on April 7, 2006


link antidote
posted by rob511 at 4:29 PM on April 7, 2006


So that's what the colon looks like.

(...And knowing is half the battle!)
posted by Tzarius at 4:31 PM on April 7, 2006


Disclaimer: I hadn't even noticed dame's post
posted by rob511 at 4:32 PM on April 7, 2006


Optimus Chyme: [Image of the header logo: Graphic Images of Parasites]

Also, quite possibly the coolest band name ever!

Now, what we all need is a device to allow us to see up our own colon to check for parasites!

I'll name mine after the Simpsons.
posted by Kickstart70 at 4:35 PM on April 7, 2006


Did the examiners still call it a fluke?
posted by LinusMines at 4:45 PM on April 7, 2006


Farnsworth: If we can stimulate that nerve, the bowel will convulse, expelling the entire worm society.
Hermes: But what about the worms in the other parts of his body?
Farnsworth: Listen, this is gonna be one hell of a bowel movement. Afterwards he'll be lucky if he has any bones left.
posted by concreteforest at 5:09 PM on April 7, 2006


They probably mostly lie around sleeping. That light is probably the brightest thing they've seen in there.
posted by StickyCarpet at 5:19 PM on April 7, 2006


Oh... oh my god. Thanks for the diet aid. I was hungry, but not any more. But I really didn't want to be exposed to anus worms.

Also, what in the hell is that green liquid?

I'd never make it as a doctor. I'm also off to go boil myself. Filthy meat puppets. Ohmygodohmygod...
posted by loquacious at 5:41 PM on April 7, 2006


oh ya , that happened to me too . for three years straight after getting back from haiti . but all i have to show for it is scars .
posted by mishaco at 6:00 PM on April 7, 2006


"Warning! Parasites live inside you. Film at 11."

I'm amused by this. So, you have things living inside you - so what? Is it really news to you? Is it really so disturbing that some of these things which live inside you move around?

Or is it that a decade of Combantrin ads have got everybody convinced that intestinal worms are cheerful little guys with big eyes, wide grins, and remarkable singing voices - and the reality that they're sightless eyeless white little wiggling things is just too much to deal with?

For my mind, this sort of thing is much more interesting...
posted by Pinback at 6:16 PM on April 7, 2006


God, I'd hate to get some of those worms caught on my watch when I was fist-fucking somebody.
posted by digaman at 6:17 PM on April 7, 2006 [1 favorite]


Previously on Metafilter.... The Worm Within.
posted by JHarris at 6:27 PM on April 7, 2006


I clicked on the video, was mesmerized, then came in my pants. Must go clean up now. . . So ashamed, so ashamed . . .
posted by mk1gti at 6:34 PM on April 7, 2006


digaman... you win. If you can call that winning.
posted by Decani at 6:34 PM on April 7, 2006


Digiman, you still wear your watch? Is it one of those diver's watches?
posted by Balisong at 6:48 PM on April 7, 2006


Itching all over... I know I've got the worms... I just know I've got the worms... (scratch, scratch)

You know, I bet the drugs they use to kill these motherfuckers are probably pretty easy to get in Mexico or Canada. You could make a fortune selling a variety pack of pills to treat worms/flukes/larvae/etc.

I mean, seriously, people see this shit and think, "if the drugs don't cause any permanent harm, why not take a bunch of them just to be sure these fuckers aren't in me."

Or maybe it's just me. I know I'd pay for a bunch of parasite-killing pills. Just to be sure.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 6:52 PM on April 7, 2006


Is it one of those diver's watches?

Yeah, with GPS in case it gets lost up there in a moment of extreme ardor.
posted by digaman at 6:55 PM on April 7, 2006


Pinback: interesting links, thanks.
posted by kaemaril at 7:05 PM on April 7, 2006


Those worms were as happy as a pig in shit.
posted by furtive at 7:07 PM on April 7, 2006


Well. Looks like that bowl of leftover spaghetti is going back in the fridge. Jonson, you are the New Atkins.
posted by maryh at 7:44 PM on April 7, 2006


Pinback writes "Is it really news to you? Is it really so disturbing that some of these things which live inside you move around?"

No, it's not news, and no, it's not disturbing that they do so. However, seeing them is gross. It's like seeing someone eat feces. It doesn't surprise or disturb me that someone does it, but seeing it is squicky. Sure, that grossness is my issue, not a native one to the worms themselves. They're just worms, doing the same wriggling that worms do in dirt. But you're the one who asked.
posted by Bugbread at 7:44 PM on April 7, 2006


it neither surprises nor disturbs you that someone eats feces?

/cancels dinner chez bugbread...
posted by jonson at 8:08 PM on April 7, 2006


mental note - never ask digaman what time it is
posted by pyramid termite at 8:32 PM on April 7, 2006




poodle feces: the other black meat.
posted by digaman at 8:33 PM on April 7, 2006


I used to enjoy reading the New England Journal of Medicine until they began to charge. The case histories read like science fiction detective novels.
posted by semmi at 9:36 PM on April 7, 2006


Shit, I'm not gonna click that link. You know, that "eww it's so gross you'll wish you hadn't clicked it" trick worked on me a couple of times and then I realized, no, these people are serious. I know I don't want to see that. Once it gets inside your head it never gets out again until your head finally stops working, don't you see? Don't click the link don't click the link don't
posted by nanojath at 10:25 PM on April 7, 2006


Oh, shit!
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 12:06 AM on April 8, 2006


ParasiteFilter:
Not nearly as sexy as I thought it would be
posted by sriracha at 8:35 AM on April 8, 2006


Tube within a tube within a tube within a tube.
posted by dontoine at 10:06 AM on April 8, 2006


Tube within a tube within a tube within a tube.

Woah... and if the guy took a trip on the London Underground....
posted by Decani at 6:34 PM on April 8, 2006


Not even remotely as icky as botflys, those suckers don't just visit, they build a little home out of skin.

Good post though.
posted by milovoo at 4:53 PM on April 9, 2006


WORMS ON A COLON!
posted by Afroblanco at 11:06 PM on April 10, 2006


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