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Genetically modified maggots help with human wound healing

A research study has found that genetically engineered green bottle fly larvae can produce and secrete a human growth factor. This could help with wound healing.

Woman bites into maggots in Kashi bar

Indianapolis - Maggots were recently discovered in a Kashi bar after an unsuspecting woman bit into the protein snack and received a mouthful of the unappetizing critters.

Neglected maggot-infested dog struggles to survive in Victoria

Victoria - A heartbreaking story out of Victoria, B.C. where a small Shih Tzu dog is struggling to survive after being found neglected and covered in massive open wounds infested with maggots.

Husband indicted after maggots ate bed-ridden wife alive

Cincinnati - Maggots and flies were eating away a 46-year-old woman who was bed-ridden with crippling arthritis while her husband apparently did nothing.

Maggots falling from overhead bin force plane to return to gate

Atlanta - A U.S. Airways flight heading from Atlanta, Georgia to Charlotte, North Carolina was forced to abort the flight when maggots started falling from an overhead bin.

Man sets world record by transporting 17 kg maggots in his mouth

A man from East London has broken what has been billed as one of the "grossest" world records ever by moving 17 kg of live maggots in his mouth.

Possible maggot prank in Tasmanian hospital

Maggots that were found in Hobart’s Royal Hospital could possibly have been planted as a prank to embarrass authorities.

Man returns from holiday with some unwelcome souvenirs

A British man returned from a holiday in West Africa recently, only to discover he had brought maggots home with him. The maggots were found under the man's skin.

Gas Station Sells Maggot-Infested Hershey Candy Bars

Imagine popping into the gas station for a quick snack, grabbing a Hershey bar and thinking that you're good to go. That is, until you unwrap that luscious chocolate to find maggots beating you to eat your snack! A Florida woman got such a surprise!

Maggots fall into maternity unit

That's right, maggots from a dead seagull fell through the ceiling of a hospital and into the maternity unit. A spokeswoman for the Hospital called it, “an extremely unpredictable consequence of seaside living”.

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