One time in 2008 I was traveling in Kenya, where I went into Kitum Cave, which goes 700 feet into the side of a mountain and is coated in salt. It's one of the few places on Earth where Marburg fever is found -- a rare disease that liquefies your organs like a biological Vitamix. It turns out the bats there carry it. Of course, one of them had to go and bite me through a surgical glove as I was going through the cave.
Damian B, via Tripadvisor
From here on out, whenever you see the word "Cave," just go ahead and mentally add "... of Horrors."
It takes two weeks to know if you contracted Marburg or not, which is to say, you spend two weeks wondering if they're your last.
That little wound: harmless paper cut, or total human liquefaction?