From a tattoo with a hidden message to an unlikely cause of one woman's headaches, there was no shortage of attention-grabbing stories this week. In case you fell off the grid a bit, here are a few that made waves.
After years of headaches, a Texas woman learned the crawling cause. Doctors discovered sacs of larvae from eight tapeworm eggs inside 31-year-old Yadira Rostro's brain.
Neurosurgeon Dr. Richard Meyrat explained that Rostro likely picked up the parasite when she was in Mexico two years ago. It's possible that she ate food contaminated with fecal matter.
While the parasite typically goes right through people, Meyrat says Rostro wasn't so lucky and the parasite got into her bloodstream -- and then into her brain.
Doctors removed the eggs last month and Rostro is expected to make a full recovery.
That's our roundup for the week. Check back next week for a new batch of stories you may have missed.
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NEW ORLEANS, LA - AUGUST 29: Performers from 'Gallery of the Streets' dance along the repaired levee wall in the Lower Ninth Ward during a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. A levee breach along the Industrial Canal in the Lower Ninth Ward devastated the area with massive flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
A competitor dressed in a fairy costume takes part in the 30th World Bog Snorkelling Championships in Waen Rhydd peat bog at Llanwrtyd Wells, south Wales on August 30, 2015. Entrants must negotiate two lengths of a 60-yard trench through the peat bog in the quickest possible time without using any conventional swimming strokes. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)
In this photo provided by the RSPCA/Australian Capital Territory, an overgrown sheep found in Australian scrubland is prepared to be shorn in Canberra, Australia, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. The wild, castrated merino ram named Chris, yielded 40 kilograms (89 pounds) of wool — the equivalent of 30 sweaters — and sheded almost half his body weight. (RSPCA ACT/ via AP)
A military band performs prior to the start of a parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender during World War II held in front of Tiananmen Gate in Beijing, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Spanish bullfighter Alejandro Talavante aims his sword on his way to killing a bull during a bullfight in San Sebastian De Los Reyes, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Bullfight is an ancient tradition in Spain. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
President Barack Obama reacts as a fish he is holding releases milt, the sperm-containing fluid of a male fish, while visiting with Commercial and Subsistence Fisher Kim Williams on Kanakanak Beach, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in Dillingham, Alaska. Obama is on a historic three-day trip to Alaska aimed at showing solidarity with a state often overlooked by Washington, while using its glorious but changing landscape as an urgent call to action on climate change. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Flags of the of nationalist Svoboda (Freedom) party seen in the background as police clash with protesters, after a vote to give greater powers to the east in front of the Parliament, in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. The Ukrainian parliament has given preliminary approval to a controversial constitutional amendment that would provide greater powers to separatist regions in the east. Hundreds of people gathered in front of the parliament to protest against the amendment. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
Russian President Vladimir Putin exercises during his meeting with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, unseen, at the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)
Guests take cover from the rain under umbrellas as they walk through a labyrinth of 125,000 sunflowers, to mark the opening of the new entrance to the Van Gogh museum and the 125th anniversary of the Dutch master's death in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
A paramilitary police officer carries the lifeless body of a migrant child after a number of migrants died and a smaller number were reported missing after boats carrying them to the Greek island of Kos capsized, near the Turkish resort of Bodrum early Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/DHA) TURKEY OUT
The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-18M space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. The Russian rocket carries Kazakhstan's cosmonaut Aydyn Aimbetov, Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov and Denmark's astronaut Andreas Mogensen. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
Competitors take part in the 8th annual World Gravy Wrestling Championships at the Rose n Bowl Pub in Bacup, north west England on August 31, 2015. Contestants must participate in fancy dress and wrestle in a pool of Lancashire Gravy for 2 minutes whilst being scored for a variety of wrestling moves. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)
An Indian policeman pushes government car as another stands in flames after it was set on fire by students of Bachelor of Physical Education during a protest in Lucknow, India, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Police used batons and water canons to disperse protesters near the legislative assembly as they resorted to stoning. The students were demanding the state government to allot permanent jobs to them. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
A visitor, dressed in traditional Chinese clothing, poses for a picture in the Rain Room exhibition by the artists Random International, at the Yuz Museum in Shanghai on September 2, 2015. The large scale artwork created by the British-German artist collective shows 'perpetually falling water that ceases to pour wherever a person walks'. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE
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KIEV, UKRAINE - AUGUST 31: Protestors clash with National Guards troops nearby Verkhovna Rada building on August 31, 2015 in Kiev, Ukraine. 120 were wounded and 1 is dead in clashes after lawmakers gave initial approval to changes of Constitution of Ukraine granting more autonomy to pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine Attackers threw a hand grenade at National Guard troops guarding the building of Rada. (Photo by Ivan Kovalenko/Kommersant Photo via Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 01: Bantam trained by John O'Shea for Godolphin cools down after a Moonee Valley trackwork session at Moonee Valley Racecourse on September 1, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)
A Kashmiri fisherman rows his Shikara, or traditional boat, during sunset at the Dal Lake in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Nestled in the Himalayan mountains and known for its beautiful lakes and saucer-shaped valleys, the Indian portion of Kashmir, is also one of the most militarized places on earth. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Anju, a Western Lowland Gorilla, holds her week-old newborn in the Gorilla World habitat at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Cincinnati. The baby, who has yet to be named, is the 50th gorilla born at the zoo since 1970. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Costumed revellers perform in the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Held each August Bank Holiday since 1966, the Notting Hill Carnival is the largest festival celebration of its kind in Europe. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
IDOMENI, GREECE - SEPTEMBER 02: Syrian migrants cross though a cornfield as they walk to a border crossing on the Greek and Macedonian border September 2, 2015 near Idomeni, Greece. From Idomeni migrants continue north into Macedonia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called 'Balkans route' has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Migrants struggle to board a train at the railway station in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Over 150,000 migrants have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia, and many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
A woman rests in a tent as hundreds of migrants wait near the Keleti Railway Station after police stopped them from boarding trains to Germany, in Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
A young migrant girl from Iraq looks into the camera as her family waits for the registration outside the main station in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Hundreds of migrants are arriving every day, after making perilous journeys through Europe. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
In this photo taken on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, Syrian men rest as they travel by train from Belgrade to the northern Serbian town of Subotica. The vast majority of migrants are from Syria and Afghanistan, reaching the eastern Aegean Greek islands from the nearby Turkish coast, before heading north to cross the border with Macedonia, Serbia and Hungary and onwards to more prosperous European countries. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)
AEGEAN SEA, GREECE - SEPTEMBER 1: A young migrant girl from Syria sleeps underneath passenger seats onboard a Blue Star ferry during a ten hour journey from the island of Kos to the Greek mainland port of Piraeus on September 1, 2015 in the Aegean Sea. From Piraeus many migrants continue north to the Greek border crossing at the town of Idomeni where they will cross over into Macedonia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called 'Balkans route' has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
A woman looks out of a train that was stopped in Bicske, Hungary, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. Over 150,000 peoplel have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia. Many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
KOS, GREECE - AUGUST 31: Migrants from Pakistan land on shore after completing a journey in a small dinghy crossing a three mile stretch of the Aegean Sea from Turkey August 31, 2015 in Kos, Greece. Migrants from many parts of the Middle East and African nations continue to flood into Europe before heading from Athens, north to the Macedonian border. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called 'Balkans route' has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
A migrant lies on the track with a baby as she is detained in Bicske, Hungary, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Over 150,000 migrants have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia. Many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
A group of refugees walk on the railway tracks after crossing from Serbia, in Roszke, Hungary, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Migrants fearful of death at sea in overcrowded and flimsy boats have increasingly turned to using a land route towards Europe through the Western Balkans. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)