Freaky amoeba wants to feed on your brain

6 die from brain-eating amoeba – Infectious Diseases – This one is real, folks. There’s a one-celled organism out there that likes to enter through your nostrils, swim up to your brain and feed on the gray matter until you die. That’s not Stephen King or Clive Barker – this one is real. Scary, real life stuff. It’s a good thing I stopped swimming in lakes at around 8 years old!