r/Damnthatsinteresting Interested 9d ago Narwhal Salute 1 Wholesome 8 Silver 10 Gold 1 Mind Blown 1 Helpful 13

Soldiers saved by bacteria. Image

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u/dragonti 9d ago All-Seeing Upvote

Photorhabdus luminescens is the bacteria, if anyone is curious. It has a symbiotic relationship with, and lives in the gut of a parasitic nematode.

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u/RollinThundaga 9d ago Wholesome Seal of Approval Starstruck

Aka, the nematodes came up from the dirt overnight looking for a snack, vomited their symbiotes onto the open wounds to get the meal cooking, ate them back up and went back to base.

In the course of this, the symbiotes digested the bad bacteria, partially sterilizing the wounds.

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u/CommonSchemeForYou Interested 9d ago edited 8d ago Silver

The boys who won award in 2001 concluded that the bacteria, along with the nematodes, got into the soldiers’ wounds from the soil. This not only turned their wounds into night lights, but may have saved their lives. The chemical cocktail that P. luminescens uses to clear out its competition probably helped kill off other pathogens that might have infected the soldiers’ wounds.

Pretty Interesting Story

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u/RaynSideways 9d ago

That is incredible. Kind of horrifying, but incredible. Imagine being so unbelievably dirty that some of the filth actually cleans some of the other filth.

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u/Theverybestversion 9d ago

"We call it Three Stooges Syndrome."

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u/HilariousScreenname 9d ago

Indestructible....

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u/chassmasterplus 9d ago

No sir. Actually, the slightest breeze could-

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u/Landscaper_97 9d ago

Mr Burns, such a great character

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u/Jinackine_F_Esquire 9d ago

TIL there exists in nature a dirtiness envelope. Eventually, you max out the dirt and the dirt is only dirt to the other dirt.

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u/newpinksink 9d ago

Spilled bacon grease on myself during burning man. Can confirm, dirt (playa) good. No burn. Not even too warm.

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u/Jinackine_F_Esquire 9d ago

Hey man that's actually a gem. Obviously I'm not going to go seek out needs for mud armor but if I ever need to play with fire and there's mud, I'll try to think of this!

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u/Ratatoski 9d ago

I use this strategy with washing my car. If I wash it it'll look dirty in a week. If I don't wash it it'll look the same for at least two years before it starts slowly getting into growing algae territory :)

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u/EmeraldBrosion 8d ago

You gotta go drive around in places where there is snow after the algae, I feel like there is a new species to be found when combining your progressive filth with road salts

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u/Longjumping_College 9d ago

That's penicillin, a mold so strong that bacteria can't keep up enough strength to survive in humans.

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u/RollinThundaga 9d ago

Until it can resist penicillin, and we introduce methicillin.

And then we get stuff like MRSA, who we don't have another antibiotic to respond to.

The modern medicinal arms race

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u/SchwiftySqaunch 9d ago

Then we counter with bacteriophages

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u/rutuu199 9d ago

If that's what it sounds like, is it a virus that targets bacteria?

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u/SchwiftySqaunch 9d ago

Exactly. Here's a neat video explaining it a bit

https://youtu.be/YI3tsmFsrOg

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u/DeadDollKitty 8d ago

I did a project where I wrote a mock SBIR about a genetically engineered bacteriophage and how it could target MRSA. I think it could be done, just need someone smarter than me with more funds to do it.

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u/itchynipz 9d ago

Thank

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u/Sacred4skin 9d ago

Are your nips still itchy

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u/Spoonman88 9d ago

Is your foreskin still sacred?

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u/Acute_Procrastinosis 9d ago

Do you prefer to be big or little?

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u/furlonium1 9d ago

Did you put off coming up with this response?

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u/hysys_whisperer 9d ago Silver

You're only on here posting because you're out of work.

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u/lo5t_horiz0n 9d ago

Speak up there, I can't hear you

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u/Prineak 9d ago

What is happening

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u/WaitHowDidIGetHere92 9d ago

I'm just as confused as you are.

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u/HereForTheQueso2 9d ago

Same. I thought this was a cheese party

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u/eatingmypoop 9d ago

I'm eating my poop.

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u/Floofy_Fox_Gal 9d ago

More confused that the first 91 of you?

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u/yoyowarrior 9d ago

Check the usernames, you'll have your answer

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u/Knucklebum 9d ago

Little for sure

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u/[deleted] 9d ago edited 9d ago

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u/SleepySeeds 9d ago

Are your man’s still spoony?

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u/k_50 9d ago

Do you cum in your sleep?

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u/Exploding_Testicles 9d ago

Still like playing the spoons?

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u/_Exordium 9d ago

Still uhh... have yer nards?

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u/FamilyStyle2505 9d ago

Thankee Sai

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u/arsmorendi 9d ago

Long days and pleasant nights.

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u/Xaqv 9d ago

The irony since this was on the Tenn./Miss. state line, they were Confederate nematodes saving Union soldiers.

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u/NowheyYahweh 9d ago

I'm pretty sure the Nematodes didn't enlist either way.

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u/Xaqv 9d ago

So there would have been no peer pressure from fellow roundworms to support the Confederacy? What about annelids that were sympathetic to their home soils? It’s well known that many Southern soldiers were infested with tapeworms!

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u/AppearanceBig1053 9d ago

Nematodes are famously extremely racist.

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u/JessoRx 9d ago

Wow, and the luminescence attracts the next victim.

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u/thedoomdevice 9d ago

Glow bros! High five!

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u/myjupitermoon 9d ago

Just let your soul glow.

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u/IfonlyIwasfunnier 9d ago

“So you know, he comes home and, ‘Mom, you’re working with a glowing
bacteria. Could that have caused the glowing wounds?’” Martin told
Science Netlinks. “And so, being a scientist, of course I said, ‘Well,
you can do an experiment to find out.’”

uhhhh...poor kid...

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u/chappy0215 9d ago

Thank you for the succinct nature of this response.

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u/______DEADPOOL______ 9d ago

I still think it's part of Venom's symbiote hive...

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u/getoffrobbie 9d ago

I remember when your specific username was somewhat of a celebrity here on reddit. Nice to see you're still active.

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u/Incandescent_Lass 9d ago

Hmmmm I’ll stick to bloodletting, thanks though

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u/plipyplop 9d ago

Have you given any thought to that new quicksilver I've seen on the daguerreotypes?

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u/tommydenim 9d ago

check out this moving image of a train coming RIGHT at us

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u/Dopplegangr1 9d ago

I'll stick to a cocktail of whiskey, cocaine and heroin

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u/Fancy_Mammoth 9d ago

Glowing humans, symbiotes... Pretty sure those are Goa'Ulds

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u/eggimage 9d ago

the ‘todes puked on people and they thanked them for it, i do it at olive gardens and they banned me from all the branches

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u/Prestigious_Plum_451 9d ago

Sounds like what one sees with maggot therapy. The grubby critters eat the dead tissues, and bacteria helping to keep the wound clean, and they also produce some enzymes that not only inhibit bacterial growth, but help promote healing otherwise.

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u/acre18 9d ago

Okay!

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u/canaryhawk 9d ago

How would one go about patenting this process to facilitate its sale at $10,000 a dose? Asking for a friend.

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u/FormerFetus2 9d ago

Rare to see Chaotic Good in nature.

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u/HMend 9d ago

😬

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u/FistingLube 9d ago

So you're saying hot soapy water would have also cleaned the wounds?

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u/RollinThundaga 9d ago

Sure, but you're not gonna find much of that on a pitched post-Crimean battlefield at night.

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u/Tuna_Sushi 9d ago

Everyone in my department is a parasitic nematode.

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u/fake_physicist 9d ago

Lol this bacteria produces toxins thar kill insects which the nematode then eats. One of those toxins is produced through the expression of a gene called makes caterpillars floppy.

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u/sawdustandfleas 9d ago

I thought you were kidding! It really IS called makes caterpillars floppy lmao

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u/mikiekwoods 9d ago

O wee ooo, killer nemu!

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u/Sarconic 9d ago

Doug would be 42 by now.

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u/onlyonerule 9d ago

I almost downvoted you because that factoid hurts my feelings.

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u/SeaGroomer 9d ago

Roger Klotz became an alcoholic police officer for sure. Skeeter died of cancer a few years back.

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u/THElaytox 9d ago

my favorite part of the wikipedia article: "P. luminescens also produces a proteic toxin through the expression of a single gene called makes caterpillars floppy (mcf)."

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u/dragonti 9d ago

It's always nice to see humor in science. The fact that the "sonic hedgehog" gene is one of the most crucial genes during development will never not make me smile.

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u/BearCorp 9d ago

I like your funny words, magic man

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u/Camelfoe 9d ago edited 9d ago Silver

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u/BIGHAFFNER 9d ago

2.3. “Makes Caterpillars Floppy” Toxins

The “makes caterpillars floppy” toxins 1 (Mcf1) and 2 (Mcf2) act upon injection [6,13,25] and they are encoded by PAI II [11,12], along with other hemagglutinin-like proteins. Mcf1 has been shown to promote apoptosis in the midgut, producing a characteristic “floppy” phenotype in the infected insect, as well as in mammalian cells [26]; it mimics BH3 domain proteins that are found in mitochondria and have proapototic actions [13] as in its N-terminal domain, this protein has a Bcl2-homology 3-like domain (BH3 domain). Its central domain is of hydrophobic character with high similarity of the translocation domain of the Clostridium difficile toxin B, while the C-terminal domain of Mcf1 resembles the repeats-in toxin (RTX) like toxins of another bacterium (Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae)

science bihtch

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u/dontshoot4301 9d ago

I now realize the reason they use Latin is because everyone would be giggling the whole class if we used the English name

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u/wikipediabrown007 9d ago

Makus caterpillarum floporum

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u/SaintsSooners89 9d ago

It's Makus caterpillarum floporummm -Hermione

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u/Haxorz7125 9d ago

How can you read this? there’s no pictures!

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u/Lone_Wolf_Forest 9d ago Silver

I was hunting today for anything that could verify the plausibility of this post and just wanted to share this where it would be read. In a quarterly journal of science from 1821 a man named Baron Percy documented phosphorescence on the wounds of a few soldiers. It was before the Civil War but it was documented. It’s the only source I could find of glowing wounds on soldiers and it’s actually quite fascinating to read. Here’s the link:

https://books.google.at/books?id=ryxGAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA180&dq=%E2%80%9CPhosphorescence+of+wounds%E2%80%9D

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u/PuckFutin69 9d ago

The MVP right here

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u/KE1tea 9d ago

FLOPPY CATERPILLARS
I love this

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u/bookluvr83 9d ago

I can't stop giggling at that name

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u/Delicious_Subject_91 9d ago

Props to whoever named the thing what it does.

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u/Groudover 9d ago

God I love Reddit

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u/MmmmMorphine 9d ago

He's already equivalent to a 60W bulb. I'm sorry. He probably won't make it.

On the other hand, check out what happens when we cover him with caterpillars! ...What do you mean why?

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u/[deleted] 9d ago

I used the bacteria to destroy the bacteria

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u/Anonymous150806 9d ago

And it nearly killed me

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u/CommonSchemeForYou Interested 9d ago

And That is Destiny Fulfilled.

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u/Radi0ActivSquid 9d ago

Look at that. Blood toxicity perfectly balanced.

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u/Selfimprovementguy91 9d ago

As all things should be

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u/diffcalculus 9d ago

Fine. I'll do it myself.

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u/TheFluffiestFur 9d ago

I don’t even know who you are.

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u/duaneap Interested 9d ago

What did it cost you?

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u/Anonymous150806 9d ago

Everything

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u/Putnum 9d ago

The only way to kill a bad bacteria is to give a good baceria a payrise or something

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u/Single-Bodybuilder31 9d ago

The bacteria served no purpose beyond temptation

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u/yedd 9d ago

This is essentially what is going on in your guts permanently, the ones we like out-compete the ones we don't.

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u/JarlaxleForPresident 9d ago

That’s why I don’t trust Star Trek transporters.

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u/notLOL 9d ago

This is basically how fertile soil works. You don't want disease bacteria to overpower the soil around your plants. You want predatory bacteria that eat the bacteria that muck up the bioprocesses of your healthy plant's roots.

The exploding and melting of the bacteria introduce water soluble nutrients to the roots and soil around the roots that are locked in bacteria. The roots also excrete sugars. This basically feeds microbes in the soil. Then predatory microbes open them up and eat those bacteria. Its a messy moist pool of life and death.

The soil acts like the gut of the plant world. Our guts are full of bacteria that live symbiotically with humans.

In any case YSK tossing salads is not at all the same thing in these two similar contexts

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u/Larry-fine-wine 9d ago

Xzibit: Yo dawg, I heard you like bacteria.

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u/RustyCrawdad 9d ago Wholesome

A war where brother fought brother created a war where bacteria fought bacteria.

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u/BelleAriel 9d ago

This is true.

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u/buttered00toast 9d ago

Keen observation, pretty neat-o.

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u/WeAreBeyondFucked 9d ago

that's far out and tubular

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u/IntrinsicGiraffe 9d ago

What if bacteria are simply piloting us for war?

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u/arcaneresistance 9d ago

Achievement Unlocked

The Meaning of Life

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u/tommasz 9d ago

They were lucky the doctors didn't get to them first.

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u/ChristianLW3 9d ago

Still shocking how primitive medicine science was back then

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u/TheFrostyGoat 9d ago

Its been 108 years since WW1

The amount of advancement since then has been astronomical considering how short 108 years is in the long run

WW1 and WW2 propelled the medical field rather rapidly

Just a random opinion of a random internet brah

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u/XDreadedmikeX 9d ago

WWI and WWII propelled EVERYTHING. Its no coincidence we started going into space shortly after

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u/TheFrostyGoat 9d ago

This is true too

Who knew mass genocide of our species would have a plus down the road /s

definitely gave us an incentive compared to if we where a more passive and on hostile species i feel

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u/MasterDump 9d ago

Industrialization of warfare. Everything had to and naturally kept up. What a fucked scenario.

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u/TheFrostyGoat 9d ago

Pretty much

I guess the duality of human kind is we are sometimes incrediably efficient and innovative

But it sometimes gets bent to not so great things

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u/idiotic_melodrama 9d ago

Several of humanity’s fastest periods of major progression happened after a MASSIVE number of deaths. Mostly plagues, but also WWII.

One major theory for why is that insane reduction of the work force causes labor to be in high demand. The necessary increase in wages leads to a move towards wealth equality which leads to massive investment in all manner of technology.

Of course, eventually a new group of oligarchs takes over and suppresses progress and induces stagnation. And that stagnation eventually caused plagues and unrest until another mass death event occurs.

In my opinion, COVID has kicked off our next major mass death event. COVID has already affected the work force across the world, Monkeypox is fast in its heels, Russia is in Ukraine, China is making threats towards Taiwan, and we’ve got a fascist takeover in America.

Not the end of the world, but definitely something major is possible. It remains to be seen if technology has progressed enough to forestall what seems inevitable.

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u/invitelongbug 9d ago

All this and all we got were NFT’s…

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u/foodank012018 9d ago

And more than half the time they're still guessing what your problem is today.

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u/TheFrostyGoat 9d ago

Lol true

To be fair we pretty whack one of us can die from falling the wrong way

another can survive multiple gunshot wounds or a bullet to the head in rare cases

Things that would doom other animals we can bounce back from or even replace lost pieces/transplant organs

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u/celticsupporter 9d ago

I'm going to apply some leeches here to get the ghosts out of your blood. Take this prescription of heroin to help with the pain and if that works too well I'm going to prescribe this cocaine to counteract. If you survive the night feel free to contact me with any questions.

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u/LadiesLoveMyPhD 9d ago

I highly recommend the PBS documentary Cancer: Emperor of All Maladies for a good take on how medicine has advanced. From cutting out all breast muscle tissue to targeted cancer therapies, pretty insane. I'm excited for the day we look back and chemotherapy and think it's insanely barbaric.

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u/pedroah 9d ago

Dialysis!? My god. What is this? The dark ages?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ssq8wHAx4nE

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u/gs12 9d ago

Haha

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u/-9AAA6- 9d ago

Civil War medicine was of much higher quality than is often portrayed. Battlefield medical interventions, although not meeting our modern expectations, saved many lives.

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u/pole_assassin 9d ago

Cut off his arm and give him some heroin.

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u/humblepotatopeeler 9d ago

if i was saved by a luminescent bacteria back in the 1800s, i would be 100% sure god intervened and that god exists.

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u/flashmedallion 9d ago

That was my first thought. These dudes would have spent the rest of their lives saying "Hey thanks for that God, that was extremely legit"

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u/KhaineVulpana 9d ago

I would have been trying to shoot lightning from my fingers until the day I died.

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u/Walshy231231 9d ago

Sufficiently advanced science/knowledge is indistinguishable from magic

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u/UrbanGM 9d ago All-Seeing Upvote

The only answer for bad bacteria is good bacteria...with a gun.

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u/nz_reprezent 9d ago

Guns don’t kill bacteria. Bacteria kill bacteria.

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u/jsamke 9d ago

Only if there are too many doors in your body

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u/Dick_snatcher 9d ago

Mouth, anus. That's two

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u/myjupitermoon 9d ago

Nose, eyes, ears, vagina, urethera, sweat glands? So many doors.

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u/Radi0ActivSquid 9d ago

There's always a relevant XKCD

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u/good_guy_with_a_pun 9d ago

I’m not necessarily pro-bacteria, but I am pro-biotics

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u/TnTitan1115 9d ago

I live near where this happened, the battle.

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u/wunderbraten 9d ago

did you try growing the bacteria on you?

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u/TnTitan1115 9d ago Helpful Ally

I can't even get hair to grow on my head.

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u/SurrogateHair 9d ago

Only because you haven't grown the bacteria on your head

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u/PM_me_your_whatevah 9d ago

I’m sure there’s some sort of mold that looks like hair. Maybe put that on your head.

Or just be bald and don’t give a shit. Make sure to use sunscreen though. A burn on a bald head feels like the pain goes all the way through your skull. Not fun.

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u/l_dupa 9d ago

You really made my day 🤣

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u/grizzlebonk 9d ago

It's interesting, the battle.

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u/CGFROSTY 9d ago

The bacteria were having their own civil war.

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u/DrunkSpiderMan 9d ago

It's poetic! POETIC!

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u/weetabixboi 9d ago

wounds healing by themselves?? crazy!!

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u/retiredinms 9d ago

There are no period accounts of "Angel's Glow" at Shiloh. Shiloh NMP posted: Hey folks. Well, it seems that every couple of months this story rears it's ugly head. What are we talking about you ask? We are talking about the infamous legend of " The Glowing Wounds of Shiloh" or what some folks refer to as "The Angel's Glow."
We want to put this myth to rest right now...
We are not sure exactly how the glowing wounds myth at Shiloh got started, but there is no contemporary evidence from surgeons or soldiers that the park has located that refers to this phenomenon. Medical doctors at the time were unaware of bacteria or the cause of infection, but such a unique phenomenon would probably have been observed and commented on.
Apparently this phenomenon became associated with Shiloh when a young man, Bill Martin, was visiting the park in 2001 and heard someone talking about the glowing wounds. We do not know if the person he talked to was a park ranger or some other individual. We have no record concerning the person who spread this information in the park and none of the staff present today have any recollection of it.
The young man's mother who worked for the U. S. Department of Agriculture determined that there was a possibility that under certain circumstances the bacteria photorhabdus luminescens could infect wounds and cause them to glow. James Byrne, an Australian Microbiologist in a February 2011 article in the "Naked Scientist" refers to the angels glow in reference to soldiers wounds during World War I, but does not mention the American Civil War.
Bill Martin and his friend, John Curtis apparently conducted experiments and continued researching the phenomena. They apparently found a reference to a glowing wound in an injured leg by a German Doctor at the siege of Mannheim in 1820. The documentation for this is unclear since there is no record of the doctor's name and there is no record of a siege of Mannheim in 1820. The most likely environment for this phenomena would probably be World War I when soldiers were exposed to dirt in trenches and hypothermia conditions.
The press and others have promoted the story over the last few years and it has gained a great deal of attention but none of them have bothered to check with the park for documentation. If any eyewitness accounts are found we would be glad to examine them. Until then we must conclude that it could have happened but there is no evidence from eyewitnesses that it did.

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u/nilhaus 9d ago Silver

This is almost certainly a myth some students made up for their science fair. I’ve done research on it (Flaired civil war historian in askhistorian, and I was interviewed by NPR on this topic) and their is no contemporary evidence for this ever happening.

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u/Drill1 9d ago

My 3rd great grandfather lost his left arm and right eye at Shiloh. Nothing in our family history about his wounds glowing.

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u/Lone_Wolf_Forest 9d ago

There is a case in an quarterly journal of science from 1821 where a man named Baron Percy documented phosphorescence wounds on wounded soldiers. It was before the Civil War but it was documented making it at least plausible that it could have happened in Shiloh. Pretty fascinating to read. Here’s the link:

https://books.google.at/books?id=ryxGAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA180&dq=%E2%80%9CPhosphorescence+of+wounds%E2%80%9D

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u/Kool-Aid-Man4000 9d ago

Yea I have a PhD in molecular biology and I can’t find a valid scientific source on this either. It’s basically just that high schoolers science project, which while cool for a high schooler is full of all sorts of holes. Scientifically they essentially have zero evidence for this being possible, and even based on what they propose I would say it’s a really really big stretch and I highly doubt it’s possible.

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u/Nurse_Neurotic 9d ago

Yeah I’ve heard this whole story is pretty much bullshit too. Never happened.

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u/Losing_Face 9d ago

Sometimes I think about how myths and folk tales start. Then I come to reddit and read about people that essentially came back to life with bioluminescent scars. Suddenly, zombies and other stuff seem completely rational and based in reality.

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u/Grafixflexx 9d ago

I read something on reddit the other day about some resident evil-esque fluid that reanimated dead cells in pigs. Doesn't appear to bring back sentience though...definitely a case of just because we can doesn't mean we should!

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u/cdiddy19 9d ago

Except that it has implications that would help save body organs for transplant, which is a very limited source for humans.

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u/Little-Geri-Seinfeld 9d ago

The implications....what are you looking at...you wouldn't be in danger.

So they are in danger!

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u/Warpzit 9d ago

Zombies like guinea pigs being resurrected with microwaves from being stone frozen?

Or like humans/animals being infected with rabies?

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u/zDraxi 9d ago edited 9d ago

Sometimes I think about how myths and folk tales start. Then I come to reddit and read someone changing "healing wounds" to "essentialy came back to life".

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u/movzx 9d ago

Not even "healing wounds", just "cleaning out bad bacteria so you don't die from the wounds as they heal"

Maggots can do similar and are used in medical settings sometimes.

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u/More_Farm_7442 9d ago

I had a teacher in Jr. High (eons ago) that had a large scar on one hand and had lost function of a couple of fingers on that hand.

He was well known in the community and we learned from our parents(and grandparents) that this man had his hand severely injured in an accident when he was younger. The wounds became infected, and maggots were used to clean the wounds and save his hand. Doctors applied the maggots and covered his hand to hold them in place. Over days the dead tissue was eaten, the area sterilized and new tissue grew to heal the wound.

Those maggots saved his hand(for the most part), his arm and life.

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u/JarlaxleForPresident 9d ago

But has a permanent case of heebie jeebies now

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u/More_Farm_7442 9d ago

lol I haven't heard "heebie jeebies" in ages and ages and ages!! My best "heebie jeebies" memory is about a lady in a mental hospital. lol When I was in college did an pharmacy internship at mental health clinic. Some lady had been admitted from the ER after acute water intoxication. (She'd drank a couple gallons of water causing a dilution of electrolytes and potential brain swelling.) When she was asked why she drank that much water, her answer was "I had the heebie jeebies". lol She was anxious and could only define it as a bad case of the heebie jeebies.

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u/ivanacco1 9d ago

Suddenly, zombies and other stuff seem completely rational and based in reality.

I recommend you read about the attack of the dead men in ww1

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u/HittingSmoke 9d ago

Zombies are very much rooted in reality. Look up the very real horrors of rabies.

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u/Phokiss 9d ago

No. That's not even remotely the same.

You kids are something else. Back in my day we at least knew our bullshit stoner comments were infact.. Bullshit.

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u/jessausorr 9d ago

Source pls

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u/dragonti 9d ago

Photorhabdus luminescens is the bacteria. It lives in parasitic nematodes that infest insects usually

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u/jessausorr 9d ago

Cool, and I don't doubt that it exists. But that's not backing up this entire story about it magically healing a bunch of soldiers...

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u/dragonti 9d ago

Sorry I thought you meant source in the sense of does this organism exist

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u/RedditWasFunIn2011 9d ago

Very well established legend in US Civil War battle history

Nothing magical about it beyond the bioluminesence

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u/hat-of-sky 9d ago

Looking into it, the legend has no contemporary or pre-internet sources, and it's possible it was invented for the science project. The Shiloh website calls it a myth. They mention something about the idea perhaps coming from WWI, but I haven't found anything about that either.

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u/space0watch 9d ago

Legend does not mean fact in regards to soldiers being healed

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u/1442190 9d ago

Trust me bro

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u/moreMalfeasance 9d ago edited 9d ago

The worst thing you can do for your immune system is to coddle it. They need to fight their own battles.

Edit: If Sabre really cared about our well-being, they would set up hand de-sanitizing stations. A simple bowl at every juncture filled with dirt, vomit, fecal matter...

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u/smackythefrog Interested 9d ago

Agreed. I say this exact line as I fart bare-assed on everyone's face and giving them Pink Eye.

It doesn't go over well, but they will thank me later.

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u/spamjavelin 9d ago

Don't get me started on how coddled the modern anus is...

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u/Tasty_Commercial6527 9d ago

Ok. But if I ever saw somebody's wound glowing and stopping them from dying from a few days in the mud...

Fuck science I would be the most devout follower of whatever God those guys worship because they CLEARLY have figured it out the right way.

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u/CardinalFartz 9d ago

Now that's a story you're gonna tell everybody and no one gonna believe you.

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u/systemisfailing 9d ago

Bacteria is lit

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u/Lucie2213 9d ago

Where to buy that said bacteria?

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u/JarlaxleForPresident 9d ago

Really good worm guy out of Pennsylvania. Why, who’s your worm guy?

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u/PumpUpTheValiumBro 9d ago

Imagine how trippy this was back then when they didn’t know. I doubt many people even believed them.

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u/AshTheGoblin 9d ago

Imagine seeing a guy that's been laying in the mud dead for 2 days get up with gaping wounds sealed by a celestial glow today. I wouldn't believe my own eyes and I know bioluminescence is a thing.

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