A Parasitological Love Story and A Stubborn Refusal Not to Drown: Sunday 22nd May

Today I felt like doing something a little different with my afternoon, and so I headed over to the ‘Parasitological Museum’ in Meguro. There was no entrance fee, and after looking around the various exhibits I very nearly repaid the museum’s generosity with my lunch. I am extremely glad that I couldn’t understand most of what was written next to the exhibits, as some of the human parasites looked terrifying! Allegedly the museum is a popular place for dating couples, and there were quite a few of them there this afternoon. Only in Japan could a parasitological museum by a conduit for a budding romance.

As soon as I saw this dolphin-based parasite my first thought was, ‘I wish there was someone here to share this moment with.’

As I was getting ready to leave the museum I heard someone say that there was ‘a vast amount of rain falling’, but I simply assumed this to be an exaggeration Needless to say it wasn’t, and in the 6-minute walk back to the station I got utterly drenched. My refusal to use an umbrella certainly didn’t help matters, and no doubt gave the impression to any onlookers that I was stubbornly refusing not to drown, although I stand by my decision. I would far rather smell like a wet dog than cause any undue hindrance via incorrect umbrella usage. This way also meant that there was some room for me to sit down on the crowded train, a lot of room in fact.


About truehamlet

Sam is a senior lecturer in Science Communication, who researches the different ways in which media such as poetry and film can be used to communicate science to new audiences.
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