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2008-07-02 15:00:21

This week's subject, which was highlighted in a 2007 episode of "Grey's Anatomy," is not for the squeamish: 1. Something in the water: The candiru, also known as the vampire fish and toothpick fish, is a member of the catfish family and is prevalent in the Amazon and Orinoco rivers of South America. 2. Attractive smell: The odor of human urine attracts the candiru. It will follow a stream of urine, swim inside an orifice and use its series of spines to lodge itself in the urethra, where...

2008-06-30 09:02:35

5 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT ... Candiru infestation This week's subject, which was highlighted in a 2007 episode of "Grey's Anatomy," is not for the squeamish: 1. Something in the water: The candiru, also known as the vampire fish and toothpick fish, is a member of the catfish family and is prevalent in the Amazon and Orinoco rivers of South America. 2. Attractive smell: The odor of human urine attracts the candiru. It will follow a stream of urine, swim inside an orifice and use...

2008-06-24 06:02:24

By Desonta Holder, The Miami Herald Jun. 24--This week's subject, which was highlighted in a 2007 episode of Grey's Anatomy, is not for the squeamish: 1Something in the water: The candiru, also known as the vampire fish and toothpick fish, is a member of the catfish family and is prevalent in the Amazon and Orinoco rivers of South America. 2Attractive smell: The odor of human urine attracts the candiru. It will follow a stream of urine, swim inside an orifice and use its series of...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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