Iowa woman swallows tapeworm to lose weight

Aug 17, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WTLV

People will do almost anything to lose weight. Just ask an Iowa woman, who apparently thought that ingesting a live tapeworm would be a good diet aid.

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Ewww gross!! Just by reading this,my appetite has already lessen.

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Well, that's one way to lose weight I guess.

Excuse me while I throw up.

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I remember way back in high school my teacher told the class if we had tapeworm and didn't eat and we placed a bit of burger on our tongue that the worm would crawl up from our intestines and eat it and we could pull it out but it might break off. It was gross thinking about that.
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Aug 17, 2013
 
ShadyBits wrote:
I remember way back in high school my teacher told the class if we had tapeworm and didn't eat and we placed a bit of burger on our tongue that the worm would crawl up from our intestines and eat it and we could pull it out but it might break off. It was gross thinking about that.
Haha on a cartoon a guy would try to take a bite of his burger and it would disappear, then he got a fishing pole and found out the problem
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Yeah, but she'll gain most of it back when she swallows the flock of live pelicans to kill it...

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Aug 18, 2013
 
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Well, that's one way to lose weight I guess.
Excuse me while I throw up.
WOW! As if aneroxic is not difficult enough to beat.

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They make them in Tutti-frutti now, they're pretty good.
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Aug 18, 2013
 
Back in the circa 1800's chemists used to sell a tapeworm capsule for obese people to loose weight, (then assumeably followed by the cure)... people used to get leeched then too, so it's hardly an endorsement

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The odd thing is ... I could swear that I just saw a news article on television regarding this.. I wonder if that woman also heard and thought she would give it a try..
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Aug 18, 2013
 
'There was an old woman who swallowed a tapeworm that wiggled and jiggled and tickled inside her.'
Okay others can take it from there ...

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Her actions explain her initial problem. She cannot seem to keep things out of her mouth. So maybe she should have tried mouth-wiring to help lose weight. There are orthodontists who are willing to do this too.

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Aug 19, 2013
 
When in Rome do as the Romans do.

Fat rich Roman + tapeworm = thin roman.

Did add noticeably to the local brutality in roman politics though...

Have a nice day: Ag

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It's a parasite! To think they sold the Tapeworms knowing people (humans) would ingest them to lose weight regardless of the health risk involved.

This is negligence!
They should be held responsible.

But then again they noted when selling them there were theses risks.

As long as the individuals were of adult age, able to make adult choices for themselves, then is there a case? Yes because they were so mentally overwhelmed and consumed by the want of weight loss they were unable to make an adult decision.

The company sold them knowing people would by them for the weight loss reason.

SICK!

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Well, at least we know she can swallow!!!

That's a good thing!!!!

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Aug 19, 2013
 
DILF wrote:
Well, at least we know she can swallow!!!
That's a good thing!!!!
8-)
Is that your positive thinking at work there DILF?

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Sally Brown wrote:
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Is that your positive thinking at work there DILF?
Indeed!!

I'm glad you picked up on that!!!

8-)

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Sally Brown wrote:
It's a parasite! To think they sold the Tapeworms knowing people (humans) would ingest them to lose weight regardless of the health risk involved.
This is negligence!
They should be held responsible.
But then again they noted when selling them there were theses risks.
As long as the individuals were of adult age, able to make adult choices for themselves, then is there a case? Yes because they were so mentally overwhelmed and consumed by the want of weight loss they were unable to make an adult decision.
The company sold them knowing people would by them for the weight loss reason.
SICK!
You can buy MANY different things online, even permethrin-resistant "crab" lice. There are a couple of guys online selling pubic lice eggs for revenge purposes. For instance, if a man comes home and he smells like another woman and there is lipstick or perfume in the car that isn't the type she would use, then she might slip the eggs into his boxers. Then when he finds he has the crabs, she can say, "It had to be you, since I'm not the one out cheating! You didn't get them from me!"

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