In a recent interview with HuffPost, Morgan Freeman revealed that scientifically, a zombie outbreak could occur at any moment. That doesn’t sound right though, does it? A scientist has calculated just how quickly a hypothetical airborne zombie virus to cause a global pandemic. He revealed it in this clip of the Science Channel’s Through the Wormhole:
Now I don’t know about you, but the thought of turning into a zombie just by breathing terrifies me. That means there is nothing you can do to completely prevent yourself from being infected and eating your girlfriend’s brains. And girls, how can you trust that your boyfriend won’t try to eat your brains?
You must be thinking, “Yeah, right. Zombies can’t ACTUALLY exist in nature, you dolt!” Well, zombie insects exist according to Wormhole‘s producers:
“There’s a fungus that takes over the brain of an ant and forces it to do things it wouldn’t ever want to do — like climb to the top of a tree and clamp onto a leaf with its jaw, where it dies, and then the fungus grows out of its head and rains spores down onto its family,” said “Wormhole” supervising producer Megan Parlen.”
That’s just simply disgusting and that better not translate to humans, but apparently it’s possible. And the worst thing is that there most likely will never be a cure! Through the Wormhole makes the excellent point that we have only eradicated two viruses from the face of the Earth. Two. Out of how many? Well twenty years ago a scientist named Stephen Morse estimated there to be around 1,000,000 different viruses for vertebrates. That’s a .000002% success rate. With a success rate like that we are all doomed to be a zombie at some point.