It's Friday night and a way for me to enjoy it is to watch some new movies. One of them is a movie called #The-Bay which I've just seen a while ago. Surprisingly, I liked what I saw though as always I had my doubts at first. I was thinking, "Okay, another movie about a mutated creature that kills off people one by one. Seen that so many times already."

And yet again, proceeded in watching this movie. In a way, it was a little creepy. Especially the part wherein most of the town folks were lying on the main street, dead and all bloody. The #mutated creatures that were inside their bodies have already chewed their way out.

The movie was about #contaminated bay #water due to the large amount of pollution it received. I think I remember one part of the movie where one character said, the bay also got contaminated by a radioactive material leak. And speculations that a very large amount of chicken poop is also being dumped into the water. It was also suspected that the steroids that must have been in the chicken feeds also contributed to the mutation.

The result was super-sized #isopods that chewed their way out of the other marine life creatures, mostly fish. Unfortunately, unsuspecting town folks were the next target.

The first sign of being "infected" were the blisters and boils. Next comes the horrible feeling of something weird is moving inside them. More than 700 of the town folks died not knowing that they were already carrying the larvae of these mutated isopods. And in just a matter of hours, these larvae matured into killer isopods that chewed their way to freedom.

Usually, when I get bored with a movie, I have this habit of clicking on the fast-forward button. But with this movie, I really followed every scene. And as I was watching it, I couldn't help but think of this becoming a possibility?

I mean, I've observed that some insects that I see today are much larger compared to the sizes they were years ago. It's a frightening thought that mutating to super-size may not just remain a fiction.

Oh, before I forget, and before your imaginations run wild and start thinking twice about going into a large body of water, here's a link that I've found that explains how isopods are actually beneficial to the marine life:

Now, if you're in the mood to try and watch this movie, here's the link of the trailer:


Imagine something as big as this chewing itself out of a human host!

IMAGE ATTRIBUTION: I thought at first that this image was photo shopped. But as it turns out, giant isopods such as this do exist. But they don't eat people... I think!

IMAGE ATTRIBUTION: This is a parasitic isopod called the Cymothoa exigua. Other more popular term for this parasite is the tongue-eating parasite.

And before your imagination runs wild, the Cymothoa exigua doesn't really chomp on the fish's tongue. But rather, it sucks the blood from the tongue causing it to atrophy. Then it attaches itself to the stub of the tongue and as weird as it sounds, acts as the fish's tongue replacement.

Amazingly, even if that parasite is attached like that, it doesn't affect the fish at all.


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