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Favorite Body Part: My sucker, baby.
If you’d like to gross yourself out a little more, check out our Parasites episode. Or just browse OK Cupid for a couple of hours.
“Much of the fortress was left in ruins, never to be rebuilt, but the latrines on its lower floors survived…Cambridge researchers Evilena Anastasiou and Piers Mitchell, who study ancient parasites, collected samples from one of those cesspools, rehydrated the waste and strained it through a micro-sieve to catch parasite eggs, each smaller than a tenth of a millimeter.”
OMG the things people do for science. Ancient Toilet Reveals Parasites in Crusader Poop.