Results 1 to 18 of 18

Thread: Do you ever wish you could unknow something?

  1. #1
    cogito ergo doleo Keke Le Cat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Hilbert Space
    Posts
    11,174

    Default Do you ever wish you could unknow something?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bot_fly

    So this big old bumblebee of a fly snatches a mosquito or house fly out of the air by grabbing onto it's wings then lays it's eggs on the captive's behind (harmlessly.) When the housefly or mosquito land on an animal (or human) the body heat causes the eggs to hatch and land on the host's skin. The larvae burrows into the skin and causes what appears to be an abscess. Until it starts to wiggle.

    Then you have this:



    Whatever you do, don't read this:
    http://pathmicro.med.sc.edu/parasitology/arthropods.htm

    The damn things catch an intermediate host because they are too large to approach unnoticed, and their wings make noise. So they get a smaller, quieter insect to carry the eggs for them.

    Now I am so totally paranoid of mosquitoes and houseflies. WASN'T WEST NILE ENOUGH?

    Once the larvae are mature they drop out of the host and burrow into the ground where they transform into an adult and start the whole thing over.

    1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 89 144 233 377 610 987 1597 2584 4181 6765

  2. #2
    cogito ergo doleo Keke Le Cat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Hilbert Space
    Posts
    11,174

    Default

    Upon further reading, I found that the fly is native to tropical climates such as sub-Saharan Africa, South America, Mexico, etc. Remind me NEVER TO GO THERE.

    1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 89 144 233 377 610 987 1597 2584 4181 6765

  3. #3
    cogito ergo doleo Keke Le Cat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Hilbert Space
    Posts
    11,174

    Default

    So no one else has information floating in their head they wish they could unknow?

    I wish I unknew what my mother once told me... She was basically calling me a whore then she went off on this christian tangent and screamed that she was a virgin when she married my dad and has never "lain" with anyone else. And basically, yeah, I'm a whore and hell has a special adulteress's bed for me because anyone you have sex with before marriage is adultery too because it isn't with your husband. Men are going to line up to defile me in hell. Nice thought to have about your daughter. Worse part is this shit is actually in the bible.

    Right, I know, it's fornication. But that isn't an argument I am willing to have with my MOTHER. It was one of those prolonged stunned silence, then silent rage moments.

    But I wish I could unknow that she is that stupid, and basically that entire argument.

    1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 89 144 233 377 610 987 1597 2584 4181 6765

  4. #4
    In Soviet Russia, Editor is protected from YOU!! The Editor's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    In a timeless moment, of perfect balance.
    Posts
    15,996

    Default

    They say you should never regret an experience.

  5. #5
    Exceptionally Ordinary Fox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    within a Great Perhaps
    Posts
    2,715

    Default

    what if it's a bad experience?
    "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
    But in ourselves, that we are underlings."
    ~


  6. #6
    In Soviet Russia, Editor is protected from YOU!! The Editor's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    In a timeless moment, of perfect balance.
    Posts
    15,996

    Default

    Even then, because you'll learn from it. In Keke's example, she now knows that if she goes to a tropical climate there is a risk of nasty insect attack. She is now better prepared than if she didn't know.

  7. #7
    doleo ergo sum Pink-kitty2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    5,080

    Default

    Is it just me that gets a roll-over link when people write "have sex"? And it has pigs in it...
    omae wa mou shindeiru

  8. #8
    In Soviet Russia, Editor is protected from YOU!! The Editor's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    In a timeless moment, of perfect balance.
    Posts
    15,996

    Default

    The advertising thing on here is really broken.

  9. #9
    doleo ergo sum Pink-kitty2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    5,080

    Default

    I finally got the courage to watch it, and it turns out it's a condom advert.
    omae wa mou shindeiru

  10. #10
    In Soviet Russia, Editor is protected from YOU!! The Editor's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    In a timeless moment, of perfect balance.
    Posts
    15,996

    Default

    And that is why it isn't worth clicking those links.

  11. #11
    cogito ergo doleo Keke Le Cat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Hilbert Space
    Posts
    11,174

    Default

    I don't know what I could learn from my mother calling me a whore and claiming she was a virgin when she got married.

    I learned she isn't very smart. I learned she isn't very worldly.

    1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 89 144 233 377 610 987 1597 2584 4181 6765

  12. #12
    In Soviet Russia, Editor is protected from YOU!! The Editor's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    In a timeless moment, of perfect balance.
    Posts
    15,996

    Default

    Every experience shapes the person you are now. If you hadn't had that experience, you could be very different.

  13. #13
    cogito ergo doleo Keke Le Cat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Hilbert Space
    Posts
    11,174

    Default

    That would probably be a good thing.

    1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 89 144 233 377 610 987 1597 2584 4181 6765

  14. #14
    In Soviet Russia, Editor is protected from YOU!! The Editor's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    In a timeless moment, of perfect balance.
    Posts
    15,996

    Default

    I wouldn't be so sure.

  15. #15
    cogito ergo doleo Keke Le Cat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Hilbert Space
    Posts
    11,174

    Default

    You are up late, Ed.

    1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 89 144 233 377 610 987 1597 2584 4181 6765

  16. #16
    In Soviet Russia, Editor is protected from YOU!! The Editor's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    In a timeless moment, of perfect balance.
    Posts
    15,996

    Default

    I don't feel sleepy.

  17. #17
    cogito ergo doleo Keke Le Cat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Hilbert Space
    Posts
    11,174

    Default

    I do. I am about to tucker out. Tomorrow is my first Mother's Day!

    1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 89 144 233 377 610 987 1597 2584 4181 6765

  18. #18
    In Soviet Russia, Editor is protected from YOU!! The Editor's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    In a timeless moment, of perfect balance.
    Posts
    15,996

    Default

    Hooray! ... For you. Not so much for me.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •