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Got into trouble recently? Here's a useful, if rather unpleasant, excuse

I present this Deus ex Machina - Toxoplasma gondii - a parasite that enters one's system via raw or undercooked meat, and supposedly affects some 40% of the world's population.

If Australasian Science's findings, reported in the Sydney Morning Herald are to be believed, "Infected men have lower IQs, achieve a lower level of education and have shorter attention spans. They are also more likely to break rules and take risks, be more independent, more anti-social, suspicious, jealous and morose, and are deemed less attractive to women. "On the other hand, infected women tend to be more outgoing, friendly, more promiscuous, and are considered more attractive to men compared with non-infected controls. "In short, it can make men behave like alley cats and women behave like sex kittens".

So there you have it, it wasn't the drink talking, but rather one's collection of Toxoplasma gondii.

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Anonymous peter hitchens said... 12:11 pm

reminds me of that parasite that lives in cat faeces , when eaten by a rat it migrates to the rats brain and causes the rat to find cats iristable thereby leading to very dead rats that end up in cat shit so the whole process can reteat itself.
Totaly true.  



Blogger dearieme said... 12:31 pm

What does this pest do to the BLTs?  



Blogger Croydonian said... 6:23 pm

DM - makes you wonder, doesn't it?  



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