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Real Life Ant Zombies!!!

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This sounds terrifying!!!!!!

Ophiocordyceps unilateralis, is fungus that can "mind control" ants—scientists announced Wednesday.

The fungus species can infect an ant, take over its brain, and then kill the insect once it moves to a location ideal for the fungi to grow and spread their spores.

All four known fungi species live in Brazil's Atlantic rain forest, which is rapidly changing due to climate change and deforestation, said the study leader.

"It is tempting to speculate that each species of fungus has its own ant species that it is best adapted to attack."

"This potentially means thousands of zombie fungi in tropical forests across the globe await discovery."

There better not be any human mind-control fungi!

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