Originally published on Tue December 27, 2011 7:14 am
What gunk lurks in the bathroom sink drain? A fungus that can cause infections in humans, for one thing.
The fungus in question (genus Fusarium) can cause sinus infections and funky toenails. On rare occasions it kills people with weak immune systems. More recently, it has caused serious eye infections in people who wear contact lenses.
Margo Martindale is Mags Bennett, a charmingly villainous moonshiner in the FX series <em>Justified</em>. For her performance, Martindale drew on her roots in East Texas and Kentucky. "It's all part of my makeup. It's something I really understand," she says.