Zombie Inflicting Fungus

Some interesting news that my Speech Buddy for Com 230 class on Technical Speaking had told me.

I’m planning to do a (fake) research persuasion talk on why people should fund me in my research of the world’s new epidemic in the upcoming decade: Zombitis.

According to this article, scientists in Penn State University have identified 4 new types of fungi that inflict zombie like symptoms on their prey. In this case, ants are the parasite hosts, and the fungi instructs them to do their will until they find a more suitable place to flourish.

That’s not even the creepiest part. Apparently, the fungi continues to grow out of the infected organism’s head until it dies.

ZombieAntGF2 Several Zombie Ant Fungi Discovered

Scary stuff, the end is near? Hahaha.

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One comment on “Zombie Inflicting Fungus

  1. improperintegirl says:

    That’s beyond zombies… that’s like those alien movies where the parasites take over you… The Faculty is the first one that comes to mind, but there are others.
    So damn creepy.

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