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Fly’s ‘Zombie’ Head Infected With Deadly Fungus Will Give You The Creeps

Apparently, the virus takes over the victims’ bodies and controls their behavior.

When we think of zombies, images of the undead immediately pop up on our minds – like those ones from Walking Dead and Game of Thrones! We rarely think of animals or even insects, for that matter, but that’s exactly what we get in the photo below.

The said photo, taken in a Singaporean forest, has immediately went viral on social media because it’s “really freaky”, according to several netizens. It shows us the image of a ‘zombie’ fly head after it’s been infected with a lethal parasitic fungus.

Fungal stalks are bursting from this dead fly and its creeping people out.

According to photographer Faiz Bustamente, the Cordyceps parasite may have infected the fly before it died. The parasite “takes over its victims’ bodies like a horror movie zombie virus,” wrote the Daily Mail.

He further shared that he regularly visits forests in Singapore to take wildlife pictures and he utilizes mirrorless macro cameras to get the job done. This photo is one of the many he has taken in the country.

Cordyceps fungus takes over the bodies of their victims, pretty much like a zombie virus.

Meanwhile, experts initially believed that Cordyceps infected the brains but further research has shown that it actually attacks the muscles. Its behavior has since been described by researchers as “like a puppeteer pulling the strings to make a marionette move.”

Several researches have likewise pointed out that the zombie parasite controls the behavior of infected carpenter ant workers.

Moreover, a recent research done by the Penn State University has further discovered that the parasite spreads throughout infected ants from its head and thorax, to the abdomen and legs.

Dr David Hughes, senior author of the study, explained:

“We found that a high percentage of the cells in a host were fungal cells.

“In essence, these manipulated animals were a fungus in ants’ clothing.”

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California Man $6 Million Richer, Thanks To 4 Winning Lottery Tickets

What good has he done to deserve such luck?

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Some people are probably born plain lucky, just like Antulio Mazariegos. While others can’t help but be frustrated over not winning even a small amount in the lottery, Mazariegos have become richer by more than $6 million dollars after he won the lottery in four different occasions within a period of six months.

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How To Tell If Someone’s Attracted To You, According To Science

There are several telltale indicators of attraction, an in-depth research claims.

No, you don’t have to pick flower petals off just to tell if a person loves you - or loves you not. Thanks to a recent study, we now know there’s actually a more scientific approach that allows you to determine if an individual is attracted to you.

Officially published in the Psychological Bulletin journal, a new research is now being considered as “most comprehensive analysis ever” on the subject of confirming attraction.

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Japanese Train Company Apologizes After Train Leaves 25 Seconds Earlier Than Schedule

The company said the mistake was “inexcusable.”

If you frequently ride the train, chances are you’ve gotten used to delays, noise, and all other inconveniences. Overcrowded trains? You’ve probably endured that, too, just so you can commute from place to place without spending much.

As it appears, people in Japan aren’t experiencing the same hassles that we encounter everyday – especially that thing about delays. This has been proven by a recent news report where a railyway company issued a public apology after one of their trains left 25 seconds earlier than schedule.

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