Here’s what happens when a tick bites you.
It’s nice … actually make that not so nice, to know that when it comes to Halloween-related nightmare fuel, even the most dementedly ghoulish human mind can’t match Mother Nature.
Ed Yong’s got the full story of these blood-sucking wee beasties and their icky evolutionary adaptation over at Not Exactly Rocket Science. It’s a pretty awesome tale of specialized anatomy, actually. Like spiny mandibles of sanguinal suction, this one will implant itself deep in your “wow” file.
If that’s too scary for you, he also has a great story about why a reindeer’s eyes change color with the seasons*. Enjoy your insomnia!
*Duh, because they are white walkers.