Mother Nature has already given us so many things to be terrified of in this world—flesh eating bacteria, tsunamis, Tan Mom, to name just a few. Tapeworms certainly deserve a place on the list too. Who among us did not become obsessed with the idea that we might have one slithering around inside our intestines when we learned of their existence in science class? Well, it turns out having one in your digestive tract is the least of your worries, because according to one doctor who specializes in these kinds of things, there's actually an epidemic of tapeworms living in people's brains, wreaking all kinds of havoc. It's estimated that many millions of people are suffering from this affliction, and yet most of us have never even heard of it. If you thought getting a mind-controlling parasite from your cat was bad, think again.
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