http://mashable.com/2014/11/21/man-disc ... his-brain/
A 50-year-old man who has been suffering headaches and strange smells has finally discovered the cause of his woes: a 1 cm (0.4 inch) tapeworm in his brain.
The parasite is thought to have been burrowing through his grey matter for more than four years, moving 5 cm (2 inches) from the right side to the left.
"The worm's rarity means that little is known about its complex lifecycle and biology," the institute added. "However it is thought that people may be infected by accidentally consuming tiny infected crustaceans from lakes, eating raw meat from reptiles and amphibians or by using a raw frog poultice — a Chinese remedy to calm sore eyes."
The man, who was of Chinese descent, is thought to have picked up the parasite while on a visit to China.
ed, is China on your list of exotic locales?
Oh, and science: