Just gotta love taking a child's question and googling it. Nate wanted to know what a leech was and after a little discussion we looked it up and found out all sorts of "lovely" stuff. In case you happen to find your self with a leech attached to your skin, your best bet is to break the seal of it's suction with your fingernail and flick it off. If you try to use something like salt, flame or soap you risk the leech throwing up on your open wound which could introduce bacteria. We also read an article about a woman who had a leech stuck in her nose for a month. She discovered it was a leech and not a blod clot one day in the shower. She went to the ER and had "Mr. Curly" removed. Great stuff eh?!
And now for something completely different: