Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Fly Turns Fire Ants Into Headless Zombies

Check out today’s news story. “Fly Turns Fire Ants Into Headless Zombies”


Zombie fire ants are given a zombie parasite by a fly. The zombie maggot eats the brains of the fire ant (naturally), fire ant itself becomes a zombie. Eventually the zombie ant’s head falls off and it dies.

Brought to us by university researchers, the tiny phorid fly (native to a region of South America known to have spawned zombie outbreaks in the past) is being imported to the United States to help “control” the fire ant population. And once again, scientists with their “really cool ideas” sow the seeds of our destruction because of the law of unintended consequences.

Does anyone else foresee a cross breeding incident here that will go horribly wrong?

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