Halloween In Virology, it’s a scary thing. This event is also known as Horrors In Virology.

Bacteria, it’s a living thing. A virus is not. But then we have this thing called bacterial viruses which are called bacteriophages (bacterio-eieio-fags). Could it be that bacteria has fags hanging around it?

A pumpkin is a living thing when it’s attached to the ground. It’s like how a phage is ‘living’ when it’s attached to a cell. If they detach, you can carve a scary face in them and call them Jack-o-Phages.

When the pumpkin is detached from ‘the cell’ called Earth, it becomes a scary monster when carved for Hallows.

Bacteriophages are viruses on the cell, a bacterial cell, not a red blood cell or white blood cell, or rainbow blood cell.

What’s interesting, is they are the most abundant form of biological entity in aquatic environments, and there are up to 10 times more of these thing-eeze in the ocean than regular bacteria. [1]


Transmission electron micrograph of multiple bacteriophages attached to a bacterial cell wall – By Dr Graham Beards (en:Image:Phage.jpg) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

Notice how eerily similar they look to HIV – there is no distinguishable difference – see how they look like buds flowering from the cell?

So we are looking at a bacteria cell that is “infected” by phages (fags). Same look when we see “HIV” infect “THE/CELL” and testing for such leads one TO/FOLLOW the black brick road to drug regimens and terror for a full 364 days plus Halloween.

Viruses and bacteria are immuneodeficiencers so they say.

Of course so is a candy bar or soda pop with 42 grams of sugar.

Maybe might want to think again about swimming in the ocean or getting that beach house that is bombarded with ocean spray containing HIV/B (human immune o deficiency virus bacteriophages)


consider that the threat of swimming in an infinity pool of bacterial threats is exaggerated as it is when it comes to sex as it’s 10,000,000,0000 times more likely you are going to catch bacteriophages and die of AIDS swimming at at the beach in California than you will if your dick swims in some dude you just met at the White Party


you could also throw all these stupid theories into the equally hyped and non-existent Great Pacific Garbage Patch that we were told was the size of Texas and that too turned out to be garbage.

[1] Wommack KE, Colwell RR. Virioplankton: viruses in aquatic ecosystems. Microbiol. Mol. Biol. Rev.. 2000;64(1):69–114. doi:10.1128/MMBR.64.1.69-114.2000. PMID 10704475

Jack-o-lantern image credit By Toby Ord (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons