A parasitic louse that crawls into your mouth, vampirizes your tongue, then clamps itself onto the withered stub so it can ride around inside you and drink your mucus for the rest of your mutual lives? Why, yes. It’s called symbiosis and it’s beautiful.
What? Relax. It’s going to be fine. This isn’t going to hurt. You won’t even miss your tongue—once the louse is latched onto the muscle, you can simply use its body as a tongue instead. These are exactly the kind of details that evolution has worked out for you, because evolution loves you and it wants you to be all right.
Gupta has gotten more attention than most searching for organ donors online, and he’s using his platform to promote how simple donating bone marrow has become. No longer is a painful needle to the hip the only method. Instead, the process is similar to giving blood. It usually takes two to four sessions of two to six hours each for a person to give bone marrow. Unlike donors of vital organs like kidneys, marrow donors can give again and again. “Rather than just one transplant they could enable 10 or 20,” said Montgomery.Photojojo Founder Amit Gupta Uses Social Media to Find a Bone-Marrow Donor - The Daily Beast (via steph)
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Anyone know the source? Would love to attribute but it’s an orphan image..
Thanks for the Sleuthing Joey!