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Brain parasite

Are brain parasites, specifically Toxoplasmosis gondii, a significant factor in human culture and behavior?  Could be.  Has your personality been influenced by a brain parasite?  If you have a cat and you live in a warm climate, it's actually a good possibility.  This definitely made me go "WTF", and being a zoo curator, nature doesn't tend to make me do that any too often.  This is kind of like the Pod People in real life.


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