Mind Control Parasites

February 13, 2006

Looks like half of the world's (human) population is infected by mind controlling parasites. I hope this answers some of those mysteries about your neighbors' behaviors.

Half of the world's human population is infected with Toxoplasma, parasites in the body—and the brain. Remember that.</p>

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Oxford scientists discovered that the minds of the infected rats have been subtly altered. In a series of experiments, they demonstrated that healthy rats will prudently avoid areas that have been doused with cat urine. In fact, when scientists test anti-anxiety drugs on rats, they use a whiff of cat urine to induce neurochemical panic.

However, it turns out that Toxoplasma-ridden rats show no such reaction. In fact, some of the infected rats actually seek out the cat urine-marked areas again and again. The parasite alters the mind (and thus the behavior) of the rat for its own benefit.</strong>

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