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Hookworms and the Myth of the “Lazy Southerner”

Hookworms and the Myth of the “Lazy Southerner”

Could a parasitic illness be the reason an entire population was thought of as lazy? That may in part be what rampant hookworm infections did to the rural poor in the American South for over a century. I’m Anna Rothschild and this is Gross Science. Human hookworms are nematodes that

Life in The Past Was Awful & Gross. Here’s Why…

Life in The Past Was Awful & Gross. Here’s Why…

Hey Thoughty2 here. At some point in your life you may have become frustrated with modern day life. The awful music, long work hours, you complain that everyone’s living through social media, rather than actually living. You may even foolishly believe that life in the past was superior and that