Tuesday, May 10, 2011

It's starting.....

Here is it. Proof that the Zombie Apocalypse will occur in our future. I just read an article about "Zombie Ants." You heard me! Ants that have been zombified.

So, I guess there's this fungus in places like Thailand and Brazil that normal, everyday ants have come in contact with. Once they come in contact with Ophiocordyceps unilateralis, the fungus will infect the ant's brain and take over. This isn't like the body snatchers though, this fungus causes the ant to leave its colony and to deviate "from their peers in line, seeming to lose direction as the growing fungus seizes control of their basic motor ability."

The fungus forces the little ant to find a leaf and to clamp on to it, "which locks it in place as its jaw becomes dislocated -- subjecting the ant to a painful, self-inflicted death."

So, it's over, right? Nope not even close. The ant dies a horrible, painful death and then the fungus takes over the brain and grows out on to the leave where it can catch the next ant victim.

Dead ant with fungus coming out of it's brain. So wrong.

Do you need any further proof that this is going to happen??!!! I think not. Catch up on your lessons.

I leave you humming "I Put a Spell on You" from Hocus Pocus.

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