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Old 02-11-2020, 10:19 AM
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The Thackery T. Lambshead Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases is so weird and delightful. They commissioned a bunch of authors to create new diseases and write medical guides about them. The one I remember best is by China Mieville and describes a mindworm that consists entirely of a specific arrangement of neurons that form in response to hearing a specific vocalization. The mindworm replicates by compelling its infested victim create the vocalization.