View Full Version : Don't Pee in the Amazon River

03-08-2007, 05:58 PM
Yikes, this sounds painful; a tiny parasitic fish can be attracted by the chemicals excreted in urine:

Toothpick Fish (http://www.damninteresting.com/?p=797)

I'm thinking I will name my first command in SH4 after that critter: USS Candiru.

You Tube video of Candiru victim (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSLKZzuLC00)

03-08-2007, 06:13 PM
Yikes! Not only is that the reason why I have a Britta filter on my faucet, but it's also the reason why I don't dive into rivers and lakes here in Texas.

Where I live there's a little snake we affectionately call the "Cottonmouth" (a.k.a. Water Moccasin). I also have snapping turtles and Alligator Gar... all hazards to one's manhood!

03-08-2007, 07:36 PM
Ah, I am eating dinner, ah nasty http://foolstown.com/sm/crazy.gif

03-08-2007, 07:37 PM
Yeah, I've seen a TV show about that fish. Nasty!

03-08-2007, 07:43 PM
try diving in water with deadly critters...it's a whole new ballgame man....

03-08-2007, 07:44 PM
I did saw something about that on the discovery channel I think. Thats gotta hurt!

03-08-2007, 08:59 PM
Just imagine the doc's trying to get it out! Or even worse, it stays in there and your member turns purple and falls off http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif I bet you you would learn your lesson well if you swam in the amazon without the proper "protection"

03-08-2007, 09:01 PM
Do ya think a subnet installed across the "bay" would help protect us? heh

03-09-2007, 12:51 AM
I once swam and urinated a few times in the Mekong River, luckily this fish is not in that river system, but I feel like I dont want to take chances again. Ouch