And speaking of George Washington dying from blood letting: the sea lamprey. The photo on the left is apparently of a large sea lamprey from the waters of New Jersey. These things are parasites that latch onto fish and literally bleed them to death—just like the best physicians of the 18th century! According to GrindTV, this picture is either shot in such a way to make the blood sucking vermin look big or it is photoshopped. They can grow up to three feet in length, but this one looks like it is twice that length. (Then again, my friend Will tells me that New Jersey has more Superfund sites than any other state. So who knows?)
Depending upon your background, this parasitic bastard either looks like the creature in the Alien movies or a monster from an H. P. Lovecraft story. As for me, it makes me think of our first president. Of course Cthulhu always makes me think of him.