A person infected with a parasite known as Toxoplasma Gondii are more likely to have majored in business and own their own businesses, researchers from the University of Colorado reported on Tuesday.
Toxoplasma Gondii also makes rodents less likely to be afraid of cats. That's ultimately how it can wind up infecting humans. Your cat eats an unafraid mouse and then you carelessly handle the kitty litter. The parasite can also be caught from eating poorly cooked meat and infects roughly 2 billion people worldwide.
Now, it could be concluded that this parasite, when infecting a human, would make that individual less likely to be afraid of failure, and therefore more likely to be entrepreneurial. However, researchers have yet to prove a definitive link between this cause and potential effect.
This parasite has also been linked to "car accidents, mental illness, neuroticism, drug abuse and suicide” according to the researchers.