Monday, July 14, 2008

Suicidal Cricket

Gordian worms (Scientific term: Nematomorpha) live inside crickets. Once fully grown, they inject chemicals into the cricket’s brain, brainwashing it and forcing it to kill itself by jumping into water. Once in water, the worm wriggles out of the writhing body and swims off in search of a mate.



Reminder: Wear a tight swimming trunk/ suit..


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