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Nope Nope Nope of The Day: California Student Has Live Tapeworm Removed From Brain After Migraine Troubles
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Today in "Things that make you squirm" news:

A 26-year-old student from California thought he mad a migraine, but nope. He had a live tapeworm inside his brain.

After a month of intense pain, Luis Ortiz's mother drove him to the hospital where he started vomiting and eventually list consciousness.

Doctors ran tests and found that a a tapeworm larva had implanted itself inside his brain, forming a cyst that was blocking circulation.

"We made a hole in skull bone over the eyebrow and drove the camera into the centre of the brain and fished out the cyst and the worm… The worm was still wiggling when we pulled it out," Dr Soren Singel, one of the neurosurgeons who performed the emergency surgery, told the Napa Valley Register.

"Another 30 minutes of that blockage and he would have been dead. It was a close call," he said.

Doctors say he had probably eaten a salad with unwashed ingredients.

And this is why you should never eat salad.

Cleanup of The Day: Over 1 Million Pieces to be Removed From Seattle's Gum Wall
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Seattle has gotten itself in a sticky situation.

After 20 years of build-up on the city's famed "Gum Wall," the over one million pieces of gum will be scraped away in the coming weeks.

The wall, located in the equally popular Pike Place Market, was once named the world's second-germiest tourist attraction.

Tourists are encouraged to place their chewed gum on the wall.

Old gum must be removed because sugar and additives are eating away at the brick wall, Emily Crawford, a spokeswoman for the Pike Place Market Preservation & Development Authority told Seattle Times.

"We're not saying it can't come back," she said. "We need to wipe the canvas clean and keep (it) fresh."

The cleanup job is expected to cost about $4,000 and involves industrial steam cleaners that will melt away the gum.

Infection of The Day: The World Health Organizations is Pretty Sure You Have Herpes
Via: WHO
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You probably, maybe, definitely have herpes. And there's nothing you can do about it.

According to a report from the World Health Organization, about 67 percent of the world's population, or 3.7 billion people under the age of 50, have herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1).

That's the mouth kind of herpes. You know, the one that gives you a cold sore.

Not so fast though! HSV-1 can also spread to the genitals.

"The new estimates highlight, however, that HSV-1 is also an important cause of genital herpes. Some 140 million people aged 15-49 years are infected with genital HSV-1 infection, primarily in the Americas, Europe and Western Pacific. Fewer people in high-income countries are becoming infected with HSV-1 as children, likely due to better hygiene and living conditions, and are instead at risk of contracting it genitally through oral sex after they become sexually active."

In January, estimates showed that 417 million people aged 15-49 years have HSV-2, which causes genital herpes.

So adding those numbers together...over half a billion people have some form of herpes.

Via: Kotaku
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A Sanrio pop-up cafe in Hong Kong has something peculiar on the menu.

The yellow dim sum desert causing a stir is based on the Sanrio character Gudetama, a sleepy egg yolk dude.

If the fact that the desert is an anthropomorphic egg yolk with a big butt isn't enough, it also does something when you poke a hole in its bum with a chopstick.

Look at this little cutie.

Yup, this is a pooping pastry.

And it also vomits custard.

That's all, yolks.

Gross Out of the Day: Man Finds Whole Mouse Hiding Out in Subway Sandwich
Via: KWG 8
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Nope. Nope. Nope.

An Oregon man found an whole rodent just chillin' inside his Subway sandwich. And if you think this is faked, like so many of these stories before, think again!

The state health department has confirmed that this actually took place.

Just look at that little guy—all comfy under a warm bed of spinach.

Matt Jones witnessed the mouse go into his friend's sandwich.

"It's the funniest thing I've ever seen, but it's also the most disgusting thing I've ever seen," Jones told KWG8. "I laughed because I was like, there is no way this just happened."

The only ray of hope is that the rodent probably didn't come from inside the Subway, but from the spinach company.

On second thought, that's actually not better at all.

Pez candy will finally get a movie based on it.
Via: HitFix
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It's like Hollywood is playing a game with itself to try and make a film out of the most uncinematic objects hidden in the aged wrinkles of western nostalgia.

And we're all losing.

PEZ, you know those cheap, terribly difficult-to-load dispensers that offer chalky, semi-tastless candy out of some recognizable character's throat, is coming to the big screen.

According to Hitflix

Envision Media Arts has entered into an agreement with PEZ Candy Inc. to bring those character heads to the big screen, with Cameron Fay ("The Three Stooges" 2012 movie) primed to pen the script.

"PEZ Candy is beloved by children and adults alike," EMA CEO and founder Lee Nelson said in a statement. "With Cameron Fay we've created a world unique to Pez and a story that will touch the hearts of many."



Yes the inanimate devises that you collected for six months when you were seven will finally grace multiplexes everywhere. Maybe they will come to life and save a young boy from the sadness that accompanies his parent's divorce? Maybe they will team up and convince other toys who come to life that nothing beats motionless inactivity? Maybe it will be a 90-minute still shot of PEZ dispensers laying on someone's carpet?

We can only wait and see!

Via: LiveLeak
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A new video has emerged online of a Burger King employee in Lake Worth, Florida pouring fry oil into a storm drain, and it has a lot of people flaming mad.

Joe May, who was passing by at the time, decided to capture the disposal on camera. He then posted the clip on Facebook along with a brief description of the scene, which now has almost 1 million views.

International franchise and they cant pay for a disposal company?! How often is this happening? Everyday? Twice a day? Someone needs to be held accountable for this. And yea, it was without a doubt, used fry oil. It was steaming hot. Share this so everyone can see what these people are doing!

May also notes on his page that he shot a second video of his interaction with the manager of the restaurant, but that one doesn’t appear to have been posted yet.

Some angry viewers of the clip are posting it on Burger King’s Facebook page and asking for the company to comment on it.

WPTV News spoke with an environmentalist who confirmed that dumping anything into the sewer is probably not a good idea.

“Whatever is going to be put in the water that’s going down the storm drain is going to be a problem,” he said.

The fast food chain might need take a cue from McDonald’s and give the Burger King mascot a sexy makeover to help dig themselves out of this PR mess.

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