The Strangest Use For Bacon...Ever?

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PBS Digital Studios presents a very odd use for America's favorite food - Bacon. Even parasitic botflies living under your skin love Bacon. On this edition of Gross Science we'll learn what "bacon therapy" is, and see the process explained.

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