Thursday, March 10, 2011

Diabolical Fungi Would Be a Good Name for a Rock Band

“Zombie” ants fall victim to mind-control fungus | The Upshot Yahoo! News: "Once the 'stalk of the newfound fungus species Ophiocordyceps camponoti-balzani infects an ant, the ant gives up control over its own body. After the fungus is in control, it forces the ant to scamper toward 'a location ideal for the fungi to grow and spread their spores.' Then, it's lights out for the ant. Who knew a fungus could be so diabolical?"

Hat tip to Art Scott.

5 comments:

Seepy Benton said...

I, for one, welcome our new fungi overlords!

Deb said...

Last Sunday at Church, our pastor used the phrase "fellowship of fear" to describe what a Church should NOT be. When I was leaving after the service, I said to him, "You know, Fellowship of Fear would be a good name for a rock band." He gave me a rather quizzical look--obviously not a reader of Bill Crider's Pop Culture Magazine.

/On the other hand, the man behind me laughed out loud.

Bill Crider said...

You need to give him the URL.

Anonymous said...

Send them to Washington.

Jeff

Deb said...

Too late, Jeff. Washington is already crawling with mind-controlled zombies!