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Icky, but Interesting! [Dec. 22nd, 2005|05:04 pm]
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The jaws of African fire ants are used as sutures for wounds in Kenya, Uganda, and parts of South Africa. After an operation is performed, an ant is allowed to bite into the two flaps of skin along the line of the incision. The ant’s body is then twisted off, leaving the head with it’s mandables locked into the skin like a stitch. A number of these miniature “stitches” are placed along a wound. During the healing process, they closely resemble modern surgical stitching.

From: lostways
2005-12-22 03:04 pm (UTC)
my friend put this up on her lj
“Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so? There's a support group for that. It's called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar.”
i thought that need to be shared
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-22 03:06 pm (UTC)
LOL! Ain't that the truth.
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From: m_buggie
2005-12-22 04:52 pm (UTC)
I love that. It's going on the bullentin board in the hall.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-22 05:18 pm (UTC)
Seriously. ;) I should start a bulletin in my hall.
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From: m_buggie
2005-12-22 05:45 pm (UTC)
Random quotes for randomposting!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-22 06:47 pm (UTC)
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