There’s a recent post over at Dynamic Ecology about all of the weird/funny/surprising search terms that have lead people to that blog. I’m copying their idea, because it is brilliant.
“interview with a ribeiroia”: My all-time favorite. This should be a cartoon.
“How to get rid of helminths,” “get rid of helminths,” “what parasites can we get from chicken blood,” “why do i have haematoloechus medioplexus,” “how does a person get parasites,” and “my helminths”: People really want this blog to explain why they got their parasites, and how to get of them.
“dirty hippo”: I’m guessing that this is a dance move?
“leech on an arse,” “anus leeches,” and “parasites arse”: There is a hippo ass leech. Maybe there are other anus leeches, too?
“snail metamorphosis”: Best part is when they crawl up on emergent vegetation, sprout wings, and disperse to new ponds. (Relevant.)
“damselfly larvae invasion”: If they’re the size of elephants, that would be the best action/thriller movie EVER.
“guy eating giant gummy worm,” “swallow gummy bears”: One time, I mentioned that you might take helminth supplements one day, just like you take gummy bear vitamins. I don’t think that’s what these people were looking for.
“breakfast for parasites”: Pretty sure they eat the same thing for every meal. “Awwman, host for breakfast again?!”
“a jaguar is a parasite or a host?” “jaguar parasite,” and “what is the parasite of a jaguar”: Who knew jaguar parasites were so popular?
“typhoid mary harbored the salmonella in her”: Harbored. Heh.
“how can you tell that your pond has “zooplankton”: Learn to listen to their songs.
“do parasitic worms make noise?”: Oh, yes, even louder than the zooplankton.
“diase hot saxy”: Not really sure about this one? Is it a song, or a typo? I did write a post about malaria making birds sexy.
“shit bettles and worms 2013”: I don’t even know.