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posted on Mar, 7 2008 @ 08:46 AM
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Ok I looked at some other threads like this one here and I didn't see anything about this. I'm not saying I really believe all this but it is interesting especially the ancient egypt stuff.


It appears there is a virus called Solanum that turns people into zombies.

SOLANUM: THE VIRUS


Solanum works by traveling through the bloodstream, from the initial point of entry to the brain. Through means not yet fully understood, the virus uses the cells of the frontal lobe for replication, destroying them in the process. During this period, all bodily functions cease. By stopping the heart, the infected subject is rendered "dead." The brain, however, remains alive but dormant, while the virus mutates its cells into a completely new organ. The most critical trait of this new organ is its independence from oxygen. By removing the need for this all-important resource, the undead brain can utilize, but is in no way dependent upon, the complex support mechanism of the human body. Once mutation is complete, this new organ reanimates the body into a form that bears little resemblance (physiologically speaking) to the original corpse. Some bodily functions remain constant, others operate in a modified capacity, and the remainder shut down completely. This new organism is a zombie, a member of the living dead.

source

The Science of Zombies

Apparently there is evidence of an outbreak in ancient Egypt. And some archaeological evidence has been uncovered including tombs with scratchmarks covering the inside from the dead trying to get out.

Archeology


In case your attacked there is a Zombie survival guide available:


Strong: their brains don't need oxygen or blood, they can withstand a heck of a lot more damage. They can attack underwater, and even a decapitated head can deliver a fatal bite. "They hunt 24/7. They never sleep, they never close," says Brooks.

Weak: they are uniformly slow, cannot think and form no strategies. So you can outrun them and outthink them, if you keep your wits about you. "It's all psychology. You almost have to become as mechanical as they are. You can't fly into a rage — you must be completely zen." They also do not have superhuman strength — unless they had superhuman strength as a human. So you should "be more afraid of a Mike Tyson zombie than a Larry David one."


The Science Channel



Are you ready for Dawn of the Dead for real?

Coming soon to a town near you....





[edit on 3/7/2008 by Bigwhammy]




posted on Mar, 7 2008 @ 08:48 AM
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Tongue in cheek???

I doubt it.



posted on Mar, 7 2008 @ 09:03 AM
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reply to post by mr-lizard
 


Tongue firmly in cheek



posted on Mar, 7 2008 @ 09:08 AM
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So you should "be more afraid of a Mike Tyson zombie than a Larry David one."



I hope they aren't cannibals!



posted on Mar, 7 2008 @ 09:21 AM
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I am afraid they are....
They have to constantly feed to survive, they are in a state of degenertion...




Zomibie Biology 101



posted on Mar, 7 2008 @ 09:46 AM
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I guess you missed number 2 when you checked your source www.urbandictionary.com...


2. solanum

A fictional zombie virus invented by satirial writer Max Brooks (son of Mel Brooks, who was the director of Space Balls). The virus "Solanum" attempts to justify the hack work of George Romano by describing an entirely impossible zombie virus. Accoring to Max Brooks, zombies are somehow reanimated by a virus that allows the body to function with no blood circulation, no oxygen, and no ATP (which is absolutely required for muscle movement). This is definately the most far fetched viral zombie that has been suggested, but it is often used as a benchmark by zombie survivalist groups, particularly OZORT, as a worst case scenario zombie virus.



posted on Mar, 7 2008 @ 09:50 AM
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That's what tongue in cheek means......
However the Egypt article is in a real archeology journal and they are serious.


Now here is a real Zombie!




posted on Mar, 7 2008 @ 09:57 AM
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now, to be fair to zombies, i don't think removing GWB's head or destroying his brain would have much of an effect on his methods of leadership.



posted on Mar, 7 2008 @ 10:21 AM
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Main Entry: so·la·num
Pronunciation: s&-'lAn-&m, -'län-, -'lan-
Function: noun
1 capitalized : the type genus of the family Solanaceae comprising often spiny herbs, shrubs, or trees that have cymose white, purple, or yellow flowers and a fruit that is a berry
2 : any plant of the genus Solanum


Source: Solanum

Possibly attack of the "Killer Tomatos" (tomato=Solanum lycopersicum) than "Killer Zombies" (Zombie=Georgus Romeros)



posted on Mar, 7 2008 @ 10:23 AM
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Originally posted by Bigwhammy
I'm not saying I really believe all this but it is interesting especially the ancient egypt stuff.

It appears there is a virus called Solanum that turns people into zombies.

Are you ready for Dawn of the Dead for real?


Yea, I know what tongue in cheek means and I also know you said it in post 3 and I also have a very dry, sophisticated sense of humor. Keeping that in mind I can see no tongue in cheek in your OP. Especially from the quote above.

Although it looks as though you tried to bail yourself out in post 3 I'll give you the BOTD and not push it. I'm not looking to humiliate anyone as honest mistakes are made from time to time. Whether your's is a mistake or not, only you know for sure.

So, I'll just accept it for what it is and let it go.

Have a great Friday!



posted on Mar, 7 2008 @ 10:31 AM
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i knew this had to be fake en.wikipedia.org...


Solanum is a faimly of plants such as the tropical sodaapple which grows every where here in the south east us..



posted on Mar, 7 2008 @ 10:51 AM
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This thread is still open? Maybe the mods haven't finished brewing the coffee yet if they're out in California.

Anyhow, for those who were actually interested in something remotely based in reality, feel free to check out a bit of info on the Zombie Drug



posted on Mar, 7 2008 @ 10:56 AM
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I agree it's probably a Hoax but it's interesting.

It's the archeology that's ineteresting though why do they act like its real.




Solanum Virus - Archaeologists are buzzing over evidence an ancient zombie outbreak caused by the Solanum virus at Hierakonpolis in pre-dynastic times may have led to the formation of Egytian civilization.


hitsusa.com...



posted on Mar, 7 2008 @ 10:58 AM
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Did you read this??



Hierakonpolis is a site famous for its many "firsts," so many, in fact, it is not easy to keep track of them all. So we are grateful(?) to Max Brooks for bringing to our attention that the site can also claim the title to the earliest recorded zombie attack in history. In his magisterial tome, The Zombie Survival Guide (2003), he informs us that in 1892, a British dig at Hierakonpolis unearthed a nondescript tomb containing a partially decomposed body, whose brain had been infected with the virus (Solanum) that turns people into zombies. In addition, thousands of scratch marks adorned every surface of the tomb, as if the corpse had tried to claw its way out! [Editor's note: click here for an interview with Max Brooks and a timeline of archaeologically documented zombie outbreaks.]

With the records available to us (Mr. Brooks obviously has access to others), the British dig can be identified as that conducted by Mssr. Somers Clarke and J.J. Tylor, during which they cleared the decorated tombs of Ny-ankh-pepy (Old Kingdom and Middle Kingdom) and Horemkhawef (Second Intermediate Period) on Old Kingdom hill. The notes of Tylor are lost to us, but Clarke's are preserved in the Griffith Institute, Oxford. Unusually cryptic in his discussion, he makes no mention of such a momentous discovery. Thus we can only infer that the tomb in question is one of those in the adjoining courtyard, and just a short distance from the underground chamber we examined in 2006 (see Hierakonpolis 2006: Adventures Underground). The tomb in question may indeed be the one we use a cozy and sheltered spot to take our lunch while working on the Fort, as its plastered, but unpainted walls are indeed covered with innumerable scratch marks that defy photography. If is the case, we might quibble--purely for the sake of scientific accuracy--that the 3000 B.C. date ascribed for the attack should be revised downward to the Old Kingdom, but its premier historical position remains unaffected. [Editor's note: this proposed re-dating, if accepted, necessitates a revision of Brooks's zombie-attack timeline.]

www.archaeology.org...



posted on Mar, 7 2008 @ 06:52 PM
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If you want information on real life zombies do not go any farther than the Haitian zombie making.

The drug is real and so the people that takes it if not killed first will turn into a state of what is considered easily manipulated.

Actually Haiti has Haitian Penal Code:Article 249 that prohibit the use of the drug or voodo to make a zombie.


To make a zombie, a voodoo practitioner makes a potion that consists of mainly the poison of the pufferfish (one of the strongest nerve poisons known to man, the clinical drug norcuron has similar effects and is used during surgery) that is given to the intended victim. This causes severe neurological damage, primarily effecting the left side of the brain (the left side of the brain controls speech, memory and motor skills). The victim suddenly becomes lethargic, then slowly seems to die. In reality, the victim¹s respiration and pulse becomes so slow that it is nearly impossible to detect. The victim retains full awareness as he is taken to the hospital, then perhaps to the morgue and finally as they are buried alive.


www.themystica.com...

It is local lore that Papa Doc Duvallier the dictator of Haiti from 1957 to 1971 had a private army that was said to consist of zombies, called tonton macoutes.

Interesting.



posted on Mar, 7 2008 @ 07:56 PM
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wouldn't that be crazy if it was real???
it'd be like ahhh omg!! *bang bang bang*
ahhh my brains ahhhhhhhh >.< *explosion*





posted on Mar, 13 2008 @ 07:38 PM
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LOL LOL read Max Brooks "Zombie Survival Guide"
hehe its an awsome zombie book detailing the "virus" solanum and heaps of cool stuff on zombies. past zombie outbreaks, combat techniques, types of zombies... hehe you would enjoy it. i know did!



posted on Mar, 16 2008 @ 02:11 PM
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yeah but you do realise their really is no solamnus virus, that too is fiction...

sorry.

In fact the real thing that worries me is the latest swarm of zombie movies (28 days/weeks, the various remakes of any one of the Romero movies and the rest) is probably just some way of desensitising the masses to a situ-x scenario.... what the with recent influx of uber-chic p.o.v style films like 'doom'* whereby the first person style shooter games that are so popular are now hitting the big screens...

Essentially brainwashing some of the 'zombie lovers' into becoming the next columbine style killers (that we are seeing on a weekly basis).

i.e the ones who can't seperate reality from their problems... the kids on anti-depressants

Trust me on this... I've worked in media, retail and the gaming industries aswell as studied enough to realise that your biggest 'terror' threats are your own kids... and their readily available anti-depressants (why are they depressed anyway?) , first person shooters, graphic movies (I mean the saw series has been quite brutal and this whole bombardment of the 'it's cool to torture people' fad thats hitting the masses in the form of 'entertainment' like 24, lost etc...) '

* Doom was full of subliminal messages, sub-texts and the like.... very odd film.
(even went so far as to put the lead guy 'the rock' as a cold, brutal killer who shot young men in the forehead and then bombarded you with crappy first person style scenes with some dubious overlayed frequencies....

But that's me tuppence.

Don't get lost in fiction, film or game, it's not real...

Did i say the solomnus virus was fiction?

[edit on 16-3-2008 by mr-lizard]



posted on Mar, 16 2008 @ 10:21 PM
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oh is it really 0_o dun dun duuuuuuuuuuun



posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 12:23 AM
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well it all sounds great but what if it did happen would you people laugh or would be the first to actually die.
There are some truths and cons but down to the point with all are bio warfair and dieses this might happen just hope are own laughter does not bite us in the ass.

fiction and nonfiction might confuse the very thought and would not be surprised cause what better attack to use than a gun you only have to fire once take some deep thought cause you never know.


Bryan.........



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