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Old 08-26-2016, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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Fear not Mikala! I'll worry for ya! Now I have to row my boat across the pond to get my mail all in the hopes that the amoeba or lightening doesn't get me. Never mind if Nessie decides to surface. Wish me luck!

Many thanks! And good luck evading the sharknado!!!!
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Old 08-26-2016, 05:33 PM
 
Location: I am right here.
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So I'm paranoid because I don't want to give a deadly organism the chance to take hold and infect me?
The amoeba won't get you.

But the tick bite might....

Or the mosquito bites....

Or the raccoon roundworm....

Or the bat rabies.....

Or the drunk driver....

Or the texting driver, for that matter.

Now go take a shower. It's time.
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Old 08-26-2016, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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It's not something I worry about. I would suggest you get some nose plugs and watch the stagnant hot water.
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Old 08-26-2016, 07:45 PM
 
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This is probably the scariest disease I've ever heard of. It goes up through the nose and attacks the brain and it lives in lakes, rivers, wells and even water heaters!!! I haven't washed my face or let water touch my head or nose since I first heard of it.

How do you wash your hair?
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Old 08-26-2016, 08:25 PM
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After that long not taking a shower, you might ruin your bathtub. You should go to a deserted beach first, and swim in the salt water, to get all the bathtub-eating microorganisms off.

And you need not worry about the brain-eating amoeba if the first part of your brain it eats is the part that makes you worry about it.
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Old 08-26-2016, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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I haven't washed my face or let water touch
my head or nose since I first heard of it.
That's wise of you , because I believe I heard someone say fear
draws it thru the pipes to the actual fear source...the mind.
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Old 08-26-2016, 08:43 PM
 
Location: I am right here.
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It's also probably good you have not washed your face for quite a while, because those eyelash mites LOVE unwashed faces...they really thrive then.
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Old 08-26-2016, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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It's scary, yes, and I have pondered about it, but you're more likely to die from a car accident or even from lightning than from that.
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Old 08-27-2016, 01:02 AM
 
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Paranoia is one of the signs that you have the ameba in your brain now.
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Old 08-27-2016, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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We use well water. Whenever there's the possibility that water got up my nose I'm just horrified for the next week because that's how long it takes for symptoms to appear.
how about the Zika virus? Heck, a tick might even get you and you could end up with the worst case of Lyme disease ever? Let's just say, in appears most of us are not really terribly concerned about the same things you seem to be.
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