Nice ride: Triumph Thunderbird 6T
oh my god you guys
OH MY GOD
Is a Naegleria fowleri, AKA “The Brain Eating Amoeba”
Haha oh man this thing is SO COOL okay get this: This little fucker lives in fresh water (and can survive in lightly chlorinated pools) and, if given the opportunity will swim right on up through your nose. Once there it will rot your olfactory bulb and climb the free-hanging nerve endings right on up into your brain. It then feeds on nerve tissue and reproduces via parthenogenesis all up inside your head. You then develop a disease called “primary amoebic meningoencephalitis” which is as terrifying as it sounds. The treatment for PAM has a less than 1% success rate. All other cases, the victim slowly goes through headaches -> nausea -> delirium (read: insanity) and then slips into a coma and dies, all within two weeks of initial exposure.
This might be the coolest parasite EVER.
Despite the childish fantasy title, this is some pretty heady King Crimson spin-off delighfulness. Straight out of a Carl Sagan doc. Read more on the click-through.