Today in Science

Today in totally disgusting bug stuff! Bugs are amazing, they are every sci-fi nightmare you could ever want. These flies are 0.4 millimetres big. They lay their eggs in a tiny ant’s body. The larvae then hatch and crawl into the ant’s head:

They eventually devour the ant’s brain as well, causing it to wander aimlessly for two weeks. The head then falls off after the fly larva dissolve the membrane that keeps it attached.

Now for them to do that to a human, they would have to be, what, the size of a hummingbird? Imagine a hummingbird laying eggs in you and then the eggs turn to larvae and start devouring your jaw and brain while you walk around, being slowly lobotomized for two weeks. And then your head falls off.