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I’m not so sure about the good-bad thing…

Sex, beer, wine, pot… and maggots! Top 10 bad things that are gooood for you. (Via Lane Becker!)

They’re creepy, slimy and altogether ooky, but maggots can save your life. These squirmy larvae are science’s newest wonder-cure and were approved in 2003 as the Food & Drug Administration’s only live medical device. Placed on serious wounds, maggots mimic their “wild” lifestyle and munch on bacteria and dead tissue, stimulating healing and helping to prevent infection.

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