View Full Version : Brain eating amoebae kill people: Didn't we see these things in Star Trek 2?

cincinnati chili
09-28-2007, 10:46 PM

Caveat Emperor
09-28-2007, 11:58 PM

That's unbelievably creepy. Not that I was ever a big fan of swimming in lakes and streams to begin with (I hate sharing my swimming space with other living creatures)...

For the record, they were brain-controlling bugs in Kahn. ;)

09-29-2007, 01:27 AM
We need Jim Kirk and some phasers

Johnny Footstool
09-29-2007, 03:31 AM
You see, their young enter through the ears and wrap themselves around the cerebral cortex. This has the effect of rendering the victim extremely susceptible to suggestion. Later, as they ...grow..., follows madness - and death.

09-29-2007, 01:24 PM
These are pets, of course. Not quite domesticated.

09-29-2007, 04:15 PM
And I thought television was the thing that ate my brain. And recreational drugs. It was an amoeba?

cincinnati chili
09-29-2007, 05:12 PM
It was an amoeba?

Yup, it's killed 6 times this year. All in hot-weather states. 23 times in the US since 1995.

09-29-2007, 05:41 PM
That is scary, sad, :( only consolation is that I can now claim an excuse for the left side of my brain when posting in Redszone. :bang: