Mind controlling fungus?

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  1. thebruteslayer

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    Why zombie ants infected by mind-controlling fungus always kill themselves at high noon | Mail Online

    :wtf: 

    Doesn't this remind any of you of something? I'll give you a hint:






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    That right! It's the real life Flood! Does anybody find this a bit creepy?
    They both reproduce in a similar way, and it kinda' disturbs me.

    Do you think that the fungus knows what the ant knows? What would happen if we fool around with this stuff? maybe I'm just being paranoid,
    but KILL IT WHIT FYRE KILL IT WHIT FYRE KILL IT WHIT FYRE KILL IT WHIT FYRE!!!



    Yes, I know that there is another thread on this, but it has been long dead.
     
  2. MetalRyde

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    i read it as 'mind alternating fungus' lol.

    i read about that fungus and what it does to ants. the pokemon paras and parasect are based on them. really creepy.
     
  3. DilaZirK

    DilaZirK Is bullheaded.

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    ...nightmare fuel man.
     
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    The really funny thing here is that cordyceps, the fungus here, has been used to treat cancer and other illnesses for quite some time. Mind you, there are varying streins with varying uses just as there are different streins for different insects (and some other fungi). Also, not all cordyceps have a "mind-controlling" power like the one affecting those ants.
     
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    This has always been one of my go to "Did you know" things :lol  It's kinda awesome.


    You could make a movie out of this. You become Infected, you have the urge to climb, you reach the top of your roof, a big-ass fungus-y thing pops out of your head, spores spread, other people become infected, cycle continues.
     
  6. thebruteslayer

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    That would be a creepy movie idea.
     
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    This is a good thing, right?
     
  8. thebruteslayer

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    On one hand, they say it can't really hurt us. On the other...

    *Loads shotgun*
     
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    That's really freaky. I can totally see someone making a movie about the apocalypse happening by the fungus evolving to infect humans.
     

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