Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Body Invaders and Zombies of the Animal Kingdom

Humans love zombies. They are the source for a multitude of movies, books, television shows, and games--our society can't seem to get enough of them. These fictional zombies are (almost) always twisted and mindlessly aggressive characters that are created from a normal host of some species. They consume others of their species and (sometimes) convert them into horrors like themselves (zombies sound like a lovely bunch, don't they?). The key word in the aforementioned description is "fictional," right? Well, as it turns out, this keyword is a bit misleading. Body invading zombies DO exist, they just affect other species (parasites exist for humans, of course, but they don't really take over our minds or control our bodies). So, let's see how well fiction stacks up against reality and take a look at some of the zombie creatures (and the parasites that create them) that really do exist.

To read the full article, see: http://www.fromquarkstoquasars.com/body-invaders-and-zombies-of-the-animal-kingdom/

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