Saturday, September 18, 2021

"Why Will This 'Zombie' Mushroom Destroy Humanity?" from Ridddle

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Why Will This ‘Zombie’ Mushroom Destroy Humanity?” from Ridddle (Dec. 16. 2020).

There is a fungus plant that will attach itself to a certain insect and integrate itself with the insect, taking over it, even the brain, and getting it to produce fungus spores.

So the natural horror movie scenario is that this could happen to people.

Newscientist article on something similar. 

But would you remain yourself as fungal laziness took over?

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