So much gloom and doom around lately, I thought I would post this to cheer everybody up
A lot of talk recently about Zombie Apocalypse, I thought this story would be of interest to ATSers.
Imagine a disease that invades your body.
A Zombie disease that takes control of your mind.
One day you're feeling fine, the next day you find a fungus growing out of the pores of your skin. The fungus spreads to your brain, slowly killing
you, but before you die the organism takes control of your mind and compels you to clamp your teeth around some fresh meat. YOU!!!
The fungus pops out of the top of the head infects you and anybody else the zombie has bitten, so the cycle continues.
It sounds like science fiction but this is pretty much what happens with the Cordyceps fungus. (with a little bit of creative license)
I certainly hope this little bugger doesn't evolve. Today the insect-world, tomorrow humanity. (for all the same reasons actually)
Sir David Attenborough and the Planet Earth team discover the weird world of the Cordyceps; killer fungi that invades the body of an insect to grow
and diminish the insect population. Fascinating animal and wildlife video from the BBC epic natural world masterpiece 'Planet Earth'.
Did a search and this subject has been posted before but didn't generate much interest in 2008 so I thought an new thread wouldn't hurt.
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