Study Finds Medieval Monks Were ‘Riddled With Worms’

A monk leaning on his staff.

Research examining traces of parasites in the remains of medieval Cambridge residents suggests that local friars were almost twice as likely as ordinary working townspeople to have intestinal worms — despite monasteries of the period having far more sanitary facilities. (Image: via Pixabay)

Raw or Cooked, the Fish You’re Eating Might Be Filled With Parasites

Fish in a market.

Mother Tao returned the gift with a letter saying, "You're a government official now and should not send me any property that belongs to the people. It doesn't benefit me and makes me worry more!"(Image: photo-graphe via Pixabay)