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The world's only parasite-dedicated museum

I must admit to not being the greatest fan of museums, but there was one in Tokyo that I just could not afford to miss. Last Friday we made a special trip downtown in order to pay homage to the Meguro Parasitological Museum, that's right, the only museum in the world devoted to parasites.

The highlights for me were the 8.8m tapeworm that one poor man had the misfortune to play host to (he found it's head sticking out when going to the toilet one day), and a lovely photo of a man who had an infection in his testicles - his scrotum almost scrapes the ground! Click here if you want to see the truly disgusting photo - but be warned that it is not pleasant! Anyhow, moving swiftly on...

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