Photomicrography Reveals The World’s Smallest Wonders

My Tapeworm Tells Me What To Do


Tapeworms, Taenia solium, are pretty disgusting when you think about it. They are little flat worms that make a home in human, and some animal, intestines. They are often contracted from undercooked meat, or from someone who didn’t wash their hands well enough after going #2…yuck! They are pretty gross looking without a microscope, but from this photomicrograph we now know that they are even more disgusting and creepy than we imagined. That mouth, those eyes… it is the stuff of nightmares. We can thank Teresa Zgoda from the Rochester Institute of Technology for this disturbing image.