If you don’t think evolution is badass yet, here is a parasitic fungus that takes over EVERY tissue cell in the victim and the fruiting body eventually sprouts from the corpse in order to spread the infection. Some species affect the behavior of the host turning it into a zombie. Check out this video
Ah look this is the zombie fungus I was talking about to my boyfriend a few days ago.
My tumblr dash seems to be reading my thoughts.
Fucking hell. I hope it never spreads to humans.
This is T.E.R.R.I.F.Y.I.N.G
OHMYGOSH I LOVE CORDYCEPS SO MUCH and a version spreading to humans is one of my favorite little thought experiments, like half-zombified humans climbing up to the tops of buildings, clinging to radio towers and telephone poles before the fruiting body explodes out of them. Or imagine finding someone’s decaying corpse on the couch in front of a static-y TV in some ratty apartment with the fungus blooming out of their nose and eyes and ears and mouth.
PARASITES ARE THE WEIRDEST SHIT AND I LOVE THEM