The human body is delicious and nutritive, and some creepy crawlers are perfectly aware of that.
They range in size from big enough to admire, to sufficiently small to go undetected. These creepy crawlers will do much more than raising hairs on your arm.
If you think the skin is like a protective armor against creatures desperate to invade, you are in for a shocking discovery. Evolution gifted these crawlers with disgusting mouths, claws, or other drilling mechanisms, for which your epidermis is soft as butter.
While most parasites settle for your skin and intestines, the more adventurous type go for internal organs, the eyes, and even the brain. From our point of view, there is nothing more horrible than knowing you have a 15-meter tapeworm sharing the same emotions as you do.
We warn you that reading this will inflict permanent damage to your self-confidence. Every small rash under your skin will become a worm making its way towards a better feeding ground.
You will forget about taking a pee in the water once you find out what lurks in the Amazonian forest, ready to enter the body in the most painful way.
We will start our list of creepy crawlers that feed on the human body with the champions regarding size.
Unbelievably, surgeons discovered tapeworms of more than 15 meters in length inside the digestive tract. If you wonder where in the hell can something like that fit your small body, we will remind you that the intestines are a twisted tube through wich food pass on its way out.
Tapeworms are probably the most common parasites that can take advantage of your body’s resources. While in most cases they cause few symptoms and are easily treated, they can sometimes create life-threatening problems.
The most common source for tapeworms is raw or poorly cooked animal meat. Next time you grow anxious waiting for the pork chops to get nice and crisp, remember that your body might become a cozy and nutritious home for something that looks like a thin snake.