The most horrifying parasites on the planet
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Have you ever been asked,"What's gotten into you?" Hopefully, it wasn't an endoparasite. Listen to some Radiolab parasite stories and scientist interviews to learn a bit more about these symbiotic relationships.
Carl Zimmer, an award winning writer of several science books, discusses whether there is a parasite humans can actually eat in this article: Parasitic Cuisine: Eating the Eaters. He also has a TED Ed lesson: Parasite tales: The jewel wasp's zombie slave.
Ed Yong's: Zombie roaches and other parasite tales TED Talk is another great way to get grossed out! Take a look and share the stories with your friends!
Our Parasites And Vermin Reveal Secrets Of Human History from NPR talks about how symbiotic relationships could have shaped our past. These two lessons from the SciShow are also a great source of material: Human Parasites and Mind-controlling Parasites!
Finally, take a look at: How parasites change their host's behavior by Jaap de Roode from TED Ed.
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