A new strain of worm dubbed “Chanel flats” has been making its way around the streets of Manhattan, and is the latest to be popping up on the city’s streets in recent weeks.
Chanel flat worms have been around for years, but they’ve recently taken off in popularity thanks to a series of recent sightings.
According to the New York Times, they’re also a popular attraction in some of New York’s top restaurants, and have even been seen on the cover of GQ.
In the Times article, a customer who bought the worm for $2,000 told the Times, “I thought it was a flatworm when I first saw it.
I thought it might be a little bit larger than a human, but then I looked closer and it was much bigger than a rat.”
According to a spokesperson for Chanel flats , the worms are actually “very hardy,” and are able to survive for months on a single host, unlike other parasites.
The worm is currently listed on Amazon for $4,000, which is well above the price of a human flatworm, which would cost you $2.80.
This is especially good news for Manhattanites, as the worms have caused significant problems for residents in the city.
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