Re: Brain eating amoebae kill people: Didn't we see these things in Star Trek 2?
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.
"I prefer books and movies where the conflict isn't of the extreme cannibal apocalypse variety I guess." Redsfaithful