Today I am looking for distractions from my common news and political posts. A story about a six-foot tapeworm being pulled through this poor man’s mouth seems about as good as any starting point.
They pulled and pulled and the worm ‘kept on coming.’
When removed, the tapeworm measured 6.1 feet and was classified as a Taenia solium, otherwise known as a pork tapeworm. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a fully grown adult worm typically measures between 2 and 7 meters (6.5 to 23 feet) in length, but there have been cases reporting worms more than 8 meters (26 feet) long.