How messed up are things getting in this country? Well, our aging electrical grid is crashing every time a storm rolls through, especially in the Northeast. The West and Southwest are running out of clean drinking water. Food prices are eating up a bigger percentage of our home budgets every month. And don’t even get me started on politics.
So, what else could possibly go wrong? How about this? In Louisiana, they’ve discovered an amoeba in the water supply that can actually eat people’s brains. I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried.
This amoeba they found in the state’s water system can kill you if it travels through your nose to your brain. Now, some people may think, “Who drinks water that way?” Hopefully no one, but when children, teenagers and adults are swimming in infected water, something like that could happen very easily.
In fact, you don’t even have to go into a body of water to get attacked by this killer. A 4-year-old boy in Louisiana recently died from the amoeba after playing on a slip-n-slide. Tests showed that the amoeba was in the hose that was used for the slide.
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They say the water is safe to drink, but if I lived there, I’d be saying, “Uh, no thanks.” If you want to start up a new business in Louisiana, nose plugs might be the thing to sell.
The water crisis in Louisiana is just the latest in a never-ending series of problems in this country that proves you’re doing the right thing by being prepared. And it makes me wonder why more people don’t feel the same way.
Let me know if you’ve ever had to deal with contaminated water in your area, and what you’ve done to try to make it safe.