Let’s take a moment to acknowledge our eyelashes.

You see eyelashes pretty much as often as you see eyes. Heck, we even make wishes off of stray ones.

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Eyelashes are basically just hair anyway, right? Surely there’s no terrifying sight to behold here, how bad could hair possibly be?

But Up Close …

It isn’t the lashes so much as the tiny creatures that live inside them:

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That itching sensation on the back of your neck is perfectly normal.

Those are called Demodex, and they’re mites that live on everyone’s eyelashes. They feed off of the dead skin cells and oil that collect in your follicles. Those are actually just the asses of several Demodex, which is a small portion of the whole beast:

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Nature doesn’t generally look so … flaccid.

Demodex actually come out onto your face at night to breed, and then return to your follicles to lay up to 25 eggs. To repeat that for emphasis, they fuck on your face and lay eggs inside of you.

 

Okay okay I know this isn’t related to horror, but I cringed lol

Taken from: 11 Everyday Things That Are Terrifying Under a Microscope | Cracked.com http://www.cracked.com/article_19939_11-everyday-things-that-are-terrifying-under-microscope_p2.html#ixzz22MnSSG6c

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