July 5th, 2010

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BBC News - Maggots in luggage locker delay US flight in Atlanta

"And as they're telling us to stay calm and seated, I see a maggot looking back at me and I'm thinking, 'These are anaerobic, flesh-eating larvae that the flight attendants don't have to sit with.'"</blockquote>

Um, no. Yes they are larvae but they are not anaerobic (well, the ones I worked with in labs during my BSc Biochemistry were not). They are not flesh eating - they eat decaying matter, not live flesh. Yes, they are used medically to eat away dead flesh on burns patients, but they do not eat the rest of the patient. They cannot look at you. *facepalm*

BBC News - Maggots in luggage locker delay US flight in Atlanta
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Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

… of the approximately 750 children who will drown next year, about 375 of them will do so within 25 yards of a parent or other adult. In ten percent of those drownings, the adult will actually watch them do it, having no idea it is happening (source: CDC). Drowning does not look like drowning


Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

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