People are not meant to swim, apparently....

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  1. Smell Muhfinger

    Smell Muhfinger "is just really nice?"

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    When you're lounging at a local beach or swimming in a freshwater lake, you're hoping to beat the heat, not worrying about getting sick. But parasites and microbes can lurk in the sediment and, when the heat is high and the water levels low, the risk of infection skyrockets. Last week, 9-year-old Jack Ariola Erenberg was swimming in the warm waters of Lily Lake near his home in Stillwater, Minnesota. Days later he was dead, his brain ravaged by primary amoebic meningoencephalitis, an infection caused by a microscopic amoeba.

    http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/boy-9-dies-rare-amoeba-infection-swimming-lake-182700398.html

    Good thing he died young I guess, his middle name would have caused him to be ridiculed for his entire life. :coffee: