Let's start your week off right...by flooding your mind with three things to worry about. Not that worrying will do any of us any good.
(1) Your colonoscopy scope isn't clean - A new study has found that about three out of 20 gastrointestinal scopes are not properly cleaned between patients. The people behind the study say this is a wake-up call to doctors and hospitals that they need to be much more careful sterilizing their scopes because dirty scopes aren't just disgusting, they could get people sick too. Sorry, I hope you aren't eating while reading this! (Info from Medical Daily)
(2) Giant mosquitoes - Back in March, there was word that a swarm of giant mosquitoes could be coming to Florida. And now, they're here. Mega mosquitoes have been spotted in central Florida. These mosquitoes are called gallinippers, they're 20 times the size of regular mosquitoes, and their bites are said to hurt. (Info from CBS 6 - Orlando)
(3) "Crazy" ants - A species of ants nicknamed "crazy ants" have been spotted in the U.S. They're mainly in Texas, Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana. (Man, I'm glad I'm not in Florida!) These ants love the taste of electrical equipment and are chewing through wires, which kills them but gives off a scent that attracts more of them for that suicide mission. (Info from ABC News)
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