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Old 11-01-2018, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Pacific 🌉 N, 🌄W
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Interesting thing I learned today.

We all seem to have Demodex mites living on our faces!

It's fun to learn something new every day!

Causes of Rosacea: Demodex Mites & Microbes

Human Demodex Mite: The Versatile Mite of Dermatological Importance
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Old 11-01-2018, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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I've been aware of such things for a while. To put it in perspective, our bodies are comprised of individual cells that all have accepted living for the common goal of keeping that body viable -even if it means their own death. Some are programmed to do so by genetics, and some, like those in our guts, do so partly for their own reasons and partly because if they get out of line other cells respond and attack. Rogue cells, such as cancer cells that want to dominate at the expense of others, have "forgotten" the greater goal.

In short, the cells within us are socialist. However, that socialism is limited to the survival of the body. Once the community of cells is threatened, only those that support it in some way are tolerated. It is an evolutionary concept.
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Old 11-01-2018, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Pacific 🌉 N, 🌄W
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I've been aware of such things for a while. To put it in perspective, our bodies are comprised of individual cells that all have accepted living for the common goal of keeping that body viable -even if it means their own death. Some are programmed to do so by genetics, and some, like those in our guts, do so partly for their own reasons and partly because if they get out of line other cells respond and attack. Rogue cells, such as cancer cells that want to dominate at the expense of others, have "forgotten" the greater goal.

In short, the cells within us are socialist. However, that socialism is limited to the survival of the body. Once the community of cells is threatened, only those that support it in some way are tolerated. It is an evolutionary concept.
LOL!

I know our bodies are crawling with "bugs" but I never heard of the demodex mite.
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Old 11-01-2018, 10:04 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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This is a fun read, NOT!
Everything you never wanted to know about the mites that eat, crawl, and have sex on your face:
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/no.../#.W9u9yCNOnVA.
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Old 11-04-2018, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Ignorance is bliss sometimes. This is one of them
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Old 11-10-2018, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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So we all have the mange. LOL
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Old Yesterday, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Missouri, USA
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I'm going to consider mine pets. I'm naming them all Spot.
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Old Today, 07:09 AM
 
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Read a book called "Life on Man".
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