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Old 04-30-2010   #11
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any easy "no" would have probably sufficed

I don't think it's as common as many people think... there's certainly a risk especially around livestock grazing run-off, but years of swallowing mouth fulls of water, even occasionally enough to puke it back up and I've never gotten it or know that many people who've had it... maybe 1 in 100

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Old 04-30-2010   #12
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You will know it and your neighbors too if you get it. The shits are SO smelly. Like clear the block smelly. When I got it back in the early 90s they tied this little indicator strip thingy to a string tied around my neck, coming out of the corner of my mouth. I had to swallow it, and use this numbing spray for 24 hours while it did it's thing. When I went back to the doc, they checked the thingy and said I had the big G. 3 days of antibiotics and good as new. Never forget the smell though.

Dude, I'd see you on the river but I'm hardly ever out there.
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Old 04-30-2010   #13
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no the wippies carry the wippies..
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Old 04-30-2010   #14
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The only time I have heard of this occurring is when Casper Mike took it up the pooper, he was trying to be safe and use a condom, but unfortunately used a giardia based lubricant with it.
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Old 04-30-2010   #15
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Originally Posted by AndrewC View Post
Giardia colonizes the small intestine. If you ingest it, the giardia cyst just goes with the flow until it reaches the small intestine and enters its active phase. You'd need to do something pretty strange to get a giardia cyst up through five feet of large intestine to where it can infect you.
I'm very relieved to her this. My old lady likes me to leave a poached egg in her can while floating down the river. Glad to know not to expect a Hot Lunch by surprise because of it.
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Old 04-30-2010   #16
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avoid space docking the goover and you should be fine.
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Old 04-30-2010   #17
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Rafters can get giardia through the butt. But... you need to have giardia, have your rafter friend do you in the butt and then your other rafter friend blow him.

..... It's a rafter thing.
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Old 04-30-2010   #18
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kevin, you understood the story wrong that was about me letting you know that your momma loves that giardia based lube... she loves it man.....
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Old 04-30-2010   #19
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avoid space docking the goover and you should be fine.
that bring us a great question: how do astronauts avoid getting giardia through the butt??
I've always loved poop jokes...
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I hate smelly shits.

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