The Nocturberus Ginkdizzle
The Nocturberus Ginkdizzle is a tiny parasite that lives in people’s eyelashes. The Ginkdizzle’s saliva and droppings are mildly hallucinogenic, and when these fall into the host’s eyes, the host exhibits all sorts of irrational behavior. It is thought that the droppings of the Nocturberus Ginkdizzle account for more than half of all purchases from home shopping networks and at least a third of all marriages.
In the 1950s, the U.S and the Soviet Union both had secret programs to weaponize the Ginkdizzle, until the Treaty of Paris supposedly put an end to them. However, conspiracy theorists rightly point out that the reelection of President George W. Bush in 2004 could only have been possible through the mass deployment of weaponized Ginkdizzles or something equally nefarious.
The Romans were highly suspicious of “the night snake” or “nocturberus” and would urinate into one another’s eyes in an attempt to flush them clean of the parasite. Needless to say, this did not work, but it did serve as the basis for all sorts of gay jokes such as the classic “Why did Caesar cross the road?”
Human eyelashes and eye folds, the belly buttons of morbidly obese persons, marsupial pouches, other hot sweaty gross places that make you wonder how it ever got into people’s eyes in the first place.
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This trading card is part of a series titled “Uncle Joe’s Field Guide to Improbable Creatures” by Jethro Sleestak. View more Improbable Creatures.