Tokyo and its Parasites Beckon…

By Carl Zimmer | September 8, 2007 8:09 pm

Science Made Cool writes from Tokyo, describing the world’s only parasite museum. Someday I’ll get there…

Sadly, the keychain with the sushi worm embedded inside is not for sale online…

Update: Mark asks whether there’s an American museum in Maryland. It’s a collection, not a museum. I write about my visit there in Parasite Rex. A wonderfully creepy place, but no parasite-entombing keychains for sale.

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Comments (3)

  1. My friend Mike visited that parasite museum a couple years back. I gotta see if I can get his pictures. . . Aha! Here is the 28-foot tapeworm; next to the display case is a coat hangar attached to a 28-foot ribbon, so you can see just how long 28 feet really is.

  2. Mark

    I thought there was also a parasite museum at the USDA lab in Beltsville, MD?

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A blog about life, past and future. Written by DISCOVER contributing editor and columnist Carl Zimmer.

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