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8 Terrifying Real Life Monsters

By Steven Romano May 2, 2013

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Candiru

A caveat for the Mastermind bros out there: If you’re in the Amazon and you really, REALLY have to take a leak, don’t do it in waist-deep water. The nitrogen in the urine would attract a tiny, blood-sucking catfish known as the candiru, of which beelines straight into your—how can we put this mildly?—manhood like a miniature torpedo of pain and tears. Granted, stories of these encounters are rare, but that isn’t to say they never happened.

Tags: animals, sci fi, monsters, slideshows, life

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Steven Romano

Like Captain America, Steven Romano is just a boy from Brooklyn. When he isn't contributing to The MindHut and other geeky websites, Steven's hard at work writing his first novel and comic book scripts. Follow him on Twitter @Steven_Romano, and swing by his blog: stevenromano.tumblr.com

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