Docs Remove 6-foot Tapeworm Through Man’s Mouth

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.’

Source: Docs Remove 6-foot Tapeworm Through Man’s Mouth

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.

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