Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Monday Mention: Zombie Makers: True Stories of Nature's Undead


Zombie Makers: True Stories of Nature's Undead
by Rebecca L. Johnson

What's scarier than movie zombies? Knowing they actually exist!!!
Okay. Not like the human kind, but there are many creatures in nature that become mindless, crazed zombies all because of some minuscule parasite. 
Read about it all in Zombie Makers
The one parasite that creeped me out the most was the Guinea Worm that actually crawls in humans in Africa after being consumed in contaminated water. These worms can grow up to 3 feet long, looking like spaghetti crawling around inside of you.
They crawl to the leg of the host and lay their eggs there causing a painfully sore blister. Often heading to water to calm the pain (the obey command zombie trait), the worm them crawls out causing the gross cycle all over again. Blech! People actually would get this slowly pulled out over the course of days or even weeks. Breaking the worm could leave you crippled, infection and even death. Sounds like a great time! 
So if you want to be grossed out by bugs that turn other creatures into weird zombies then go on and read Zombie Makers. 

4 out of 5 monkey brains

No comments:

Post a Comment