Screw my unborn child and call me satan! CrazyZombie article

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Screw my unborn child and call me satan! CrazyZombie article

Post by Kurt_ » Sat Dec 20, 2008 3:09 pm

http://www.cracked.com/article_15643_5- ... appen.html

5 reasons why a zombie apocalypse could actually happen.

Sure, the article is rather optimistic (pessimistic?), but there's some messed up feces in there.

An example:

An article on Toxoplasma Gondii
http://www.corante.com/loom/archives/20 ... asters.php

Basically it's a parasite that alters the host's behaviour. Here's some quotes:
"Then the researchers put Toxoplasma-carrying rats in the enclosure. Rats carrying the parasite are for the most part indistinguishable from healthy ones. They can compete for mates just as well and have no trouble feeding themselves. The only difference, the researchers found, is that they are more likely to get themselves killed. The scent of a cat in the enclosure didn't make them anxious, and they went about their business as if nothing was bothering them. They would explore around the odor at least as often as they did anywhere else in the enclosure. In some cases, they even took a special interest in the spot and came back to it over and over again."

"The Oxford scientists knew that humans can be hosts to Toxoplasma, too. People can become infected by its eggs by handling soil or kitty litter. For most people, the infection causes no harm. Only if a person's immune system is weak does Toxoplasma grow uncontrollably. That's why pregnant women are advised not to handle kitty litter, and why toxoplasmosis is a serious risk for people with AIDS. Otherwise, the parasite lives quietly in people's bodies (and brains). It's estimated that about half of all people on Earth are infected with Toxoplasma."


Some scientists believe that Toxoplasma changes the personality of its human hosts, bringing different shifts to men and women. Parasitologist Jaroslav Flegr of Charles University in Prague administered psychological questionnaires to people infected with Toxoplasma and controls. Those infected, he found, show a small, but statistically significant, tendency to be more self-reproaching and insecure. Paradoxically, infected women, on average, tend to be more outgoing and warmhearted than controls, while infected men tend to be more jealous and suspicious.
Soooo yeah. I never wanted to own a cat, and here's one more reason to avoid them.
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Post by Kyo » Sat Dec 20, 2008 3:25 pm

that

is

AWESOME

and terrifying. I think I'm afraid of nanobots now

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Post by DK » Sat Dec 20, 2008 3:25 pm

I had to research Toxoplasma a while back in Uni for Immunology. Think this was the only interesting article i read about it. :lol:
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Post by SonyPortableizer » Sat Dec 20, 2008 4:17 pm

That sir just made my year!
That is like my ultimate dream/fantasy.
But the slow day of the dead ones, not the run faster then your car dawn of the dead ones
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Post by Kurt_ » Sat Dec 20, 2008 4:56 pm

Which is why you'll be unprepared. The reality is, if there is a zombie apocalypse, they will not be zombies, but crazed, intelligent (to a lesser degree due to the crazed state) humans. So prepare for that, not slow mopey zombies.
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Post by SonyPortableizer » Sat Dec 20, 2008 6:10 pm

Unless we give them all a bunch of alcohol, and drugs causing permanent brain damage.
Damn it it has to happen!
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Post by Rekarp » Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:01 pm

SonyPortableizer wrote:Unless we give them all a bunch of alcohol, and drugs causing permanent brain damage.
Wait what? 8)
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Post by vskid » Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:22 pm

Zombies would be the coolest thing ever (as long as I'm not one of those infected). I don't care if they're the fast or slow kind, just as long as I have a shotgun and plenty of shells. :twisted:
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Post by Kurt_ » Sat Dec 20, 2008 9:45 pm

Man, give me a lifetime supply of drugs and alcohol and I'll be a zombie. :D
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Post by Squintus » Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:40 pm

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It'll happen one of these days...

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Post by SonyPortableizer » Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:04 am

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It'll happen one of these days...
Oh man if it really did the way I wanted it too, man that would be half my ultimate dream fantasy. Im not obsessed because I have dreams about being in Night of the dead situations, or think of what I would do in a zombie invasion when I go to places. That just be insane for someone to think that...
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Post by themadhacker » Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:37 am

Zombies= not real, and impossible to become a reality.

Ghosts are real. Now if THEY started a mass invasion, THAT would be cool.
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Post by HotDog-Cart » Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:38 am

But the cats are so cute. :D
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Post by Kurt_ » Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:02 pm

Anyone up for a lengthy zombie debate/discussion?

- Causes
- Plans
- What to do in the beginning (when to start killing crazed family members/human beings. When to give up hope for a cure. Situations in which the first comes before the second.)

Add me on msn, aim, icq, etc. I'll set up trillian for those accounts again.
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Post by gamemasterAS » Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:05 pm

Kurt_ wrote:Anyone up for a lengthy zombie debate/discussion?

- Causes
- Plans
- What to do in the beginning (when to start killing crazed family members/human beings. When to give up hope for a cure. Situations in which the first comes before the second.)

Add me on msn, aim, icq, etc. I'll set up trillian for those accounts again.
I am, whats your aim screen name.
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