Monday, December 10, 2007

‘Cat Lady’ Conundrum, The - New York Times

I've always hated cats. This article actually presents a rather interesting (and disgusting) case as to why:

‘Cat Lady’ Conundrum, The - New York Times: "‘Cat Lady’ Conundrum, The * E-Mail * Print * Save * Share o o Digg o Facebook o Newsvine o Permalink Article Tools Sponsored By By REBECCA SKLOOT Published: December 9, 2007 Here’s a little-known and slightly terrifying fact: According to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 60 million people in the United States are infected with a parasite that may migrate into their brains and alter their behavior in a way that — among other things — may leave them more likely to be eaten by cats. New research into this common parasite — Toxoplasma gondii — may offer clues to the phenomenon known to the unscientifically-minded as “crazy cat lady” syndrome."


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