Series H – Horrible
– The panel are shown a creature and are asked where it lives. It lives on the tongue of a fish. The tongue-eating louse lives on the tongue of the African blacktail fish. It latches onto the tongue, sucks the blood out to such an extent the tongue disappears, and the louse replaces the tongue. The louse lives in the mouth and breeds via the fish’s gills. Correction: Dara claims that fish do not have tongues, but this is dismissed by Stephen. However in Series I, Episode 10 (Inland Revenue), it is revealed that Dara was right in the first place. Fish instead have a “basihyal”, which has no taste buds and is not a muscle.
– Tangent: There is a flatworm that inserts itself into crabs and gro… Continue Reading (10 minute read)