• Will You Still Eat Raw Fish After Watching This Video?
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    Will You Still Eat Raw Fish After Watching This Video?

    Hey smart people, Joe here. What do poke, sushi and sashimi, and all these dishes have in common? They’re delicious. They’re made with raw fish. And they could all give you parasites. Yep. The ocean is a parasite playground. That warning about raw or undercooked fish at the bottom of every menu? It’s there for a reason. At least 15,000 different species of wormy parasites use fish as a host. Raw fish dishes like sashimi are, well… raw. They’re never cooked–which means any parasites or parasite eggs in the fish can end up in our tummies. In case you’re wondering, let me make this next part extra clear for ya:…

  • 4 Parasites Too Creepy to Exist
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    4 Parasites Too Creepy to Exist

    Thanks to Brilliant for supporting this whole week of SciShow! Go to Brilliant.org/SciShow to learn more. [♪ INTRO] Of all the strategies life has developed for survival, parasitism is among the most popular. A parasite is an organism that makes its living taking resources from another, called the host. Parasites give nothing back and often harm the host in the process. Scientists have estimated that anywhere between ⅓ and ½ of all life on Earth is parasitic, although there’s still a lot we don’t understand. What we do know is that the unique challenges and opportunities that come with parasitism have led to the evolution of some truly strange and…