Thursday, January 27, 2011

"Monsters Inside Me"

British and Tory personnel occasionally gave American prisoners raw pork and not enough firewood to cook it.  Elias Boudinot learned of American prisoners in Philadelphia "kept from 4 to 6 Days" without food.  When they finally received raw pork, "it was devoured with so much eagerness that one in particular dropped dead on the spot...."
In this clip from the Discovery Channel, biologist Dan Riskin discusses one threat to human life in under-cooked pork, Taenia solium, the pork tapeworm.

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