(Image by by Belgian painter Pieter Dirkx, from a Wikipedia article on the death worm.)
Previously on Boing Boing:
• Brain worms in Texas
• Worm from a pork taco
• Six horrifying parasites
• Hairworms brainwash grasshoppers into watery suicide
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. Come and hear Mark speak at the ALA conference in Chicago on July 1.