Today I Found Out
Abraham Lincoln said: “I don’t think much of a man who doesn’t know more today than he did yesterday.” And we think he was right. No matter how old you are, or how much you know, you should never live a day in which you don’t learn something new. I keep telling EB this, but she keeps forgetting to learn something new. How do I know? I know because she asks me the same questions over and over. I try to teach her, but the wisdom I impart gets lost in somewhere in that jumbled, aging brain of hers. Maybe it’s just because she thinks she knows it all? 🙂
Today we’ve chosen a site from which you can learn something new every day. Today I learned about the Lancet Liver Fluke. And, my friends if you don’t know the Lancet Liver Fluke, you don’t know Jack, I tells ya.
Oh, so you are curious eh? OK. Here you go, but just a morsel now:
“Making zombies of ants, Swiss cheese of snails and Sherpas of sheep and cows, the lancet liver fluke proves that you don’t need to be big to be powerful.
“Growing up to 10 mm by 2.5 mm (0.5 x 0.1 inches), Dicrocoelium dendriticum is a parasitic flatworm (also known as a trematode) that begins life as eggs living in the poo of (generally) cows or sheep. Shortly after being deposited, the eggs are ingested by a snail (such as Zebrina spp. or Cionella spp.) where they hatch into larva (miracidia). In this form they burrow through the snail’s gut and rest in its connective tissue where they develop into a second larval stage (sporocysts). Now they move to the digestive gland where they bear female sporocysts, that themselves produce yet another larval stage (cercariae). These last travel to the snail’s respiration chamber from which the snail finally rids itself of the parasite when it exits as a slime ball…”
If you like learning, you’ll love our site pick today. It’s a virtual repository of little gems, interesting tidbits, and lengthy screeds. So if you’re the type who likes his or her learning in little sips (What the heck are you doing subscribing to this newsletter?), you’ll find tasty little morsels on this site which take only a second or two to digest. If you’re the kind who likes details and verbosity, you’ll find that on this site too.
Go forth friends and fellow humans and sip, quaff or guzzle knowledge freely dispensed by our site pick today. And that site pick is called Today I Found Out…Feed Your Brain. And you can zip right on over there by visiting this odd-looking URL http://www.todayifoundout.com/
Maybe EB is infected with the Lancet Liver Fluke and that’s why she acts the way she does. As for me, I’m no fluke I tells ya.