Reality Even Stranger Than Fiction
Under the influence of my current time lapse obsession, I found this little gem:
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In this BBC Video, the Cordyceps fungus infects the brain of the hapless ant, driving it mad. It soon dies and the fungus then continues to grow in the dead ant's cranium, eventually breaking free and releasing spores that will infect any poor ant that happens to be in its vicinity. The cycle beings anew.
Being a lifelong science fiction fan, I can only imagine a similar fungus infecting humans ;) Let's make the movie.
Around the middle of this video, there is an incredible time lapse of the fungus in action. Please, someone hire me to shoot your nature documentary.