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By Anna Claybourne

ISBN-10: 1408124203

ISBN-13: 9781408124208

Packed choked with examples of the main disgusting and repulsive issues at the planet.

The revolting and interesting booklet is packed to the brim with disgusting, gross, and repulsive issues bound to entice readers of every age. The content material is split right into a diversity of different types, from offensive animals, crops, and different creatures to meals, innovations, and naturally, a range of revolting human physique bits corresponding to snot, scabs, and earwax. every one web page has a Yuck issue ranking and outline, in addition to pictures and illustrations. Sidebars contain additional gross info and tips.

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Well, it may be gross, but you probably have quite a few wriggling around among your eyelashes right now. Many children, and more than half of all adults, have eyelash mites. What are they? yuCk faCtor! Mites are related to spiders, although eyelash mites actually if you Eyelash mites are revolting have a worm-like shape, with eight but – ch mu too m think about the tiny legs at one end. They live s. les rm ha tty they’re pre around the base of the eyelashes, rooted in the hair follicle (the hole that the eyelash grows from).

Inside, the leaves are covered in tiny hairs. When an insect or other small animal brushes against the hairs, the trap shuts tight. It seals up and forms a kind of “stomach”, releasing digestive juices that break the prey down into liquid plant food. iÕ m so hungry! Most plants don’t eat meat, so why do flytraps? They live in North America, in marshy areas where there’s plenty of water but very poor soil. They can’t get all the nutrients (food chemicals) they need from the soil around them, so they need something extra – in the form of fly-flavoured snacks!

So don’t worry about them! This is an eyelash mite, magnified. The mite’s rear end anchors itself in the hair follicle. youÕ ll get theM the older you get, the more likely you are to have eyelash mites. they spread from one person to another when peopleÕ s faces touch. 52 dIsgustIng nature tiCk You’re walking in a forest when you notice something small and round stuck to your leg. A tick! Like mosquitoes, lice, and lots of other creepy-crawlies, ticks like to bite you and suck your blood. What’s especially disgusting is the way they attach themselves to your skin and hang on while their bodies slowly fill with blood.

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