Curious Fact of the Week: The Longest Tapeworm
Who doesn't love a giant tapeworm? Whether it's ticks or tapeworms, blood flukes or Tsetse flies, the Meguro Parasitological Museum in Tokyo has a little something for everyone, including the world's longest tapeworm.
Home to over 45,000 preserved specimens, the Meguro Museum is the largest dedicated research facility of its kind. Hands-on interactive exhibitions are designed to help visitors familiarize themselves with common parasites. For example, a 28-foot-long rope is available to touch while you inspect the preserved carcass of the world's longest tapeworm, which is at exactly the same 8.8 meter length.
THEY ALSO HAVE A GIFT SHOP: MEGURO PARASITOLOGICAL MUSEUM, Tokyo, Japan
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