Horror in Real Life: The Scientific Pathway to a Zombie Apocalypse
Just in time for our most hallowed of days and after the rash of zombie-like attacks that started this past summer, the guys behind the AsapSCIENCE YouTube channel released this easy to understand video to explain the possibility of a zombie apocalypse being real.
"Dying and coming back from the dead? Not so likely. But a virus that induces zombie-like qualities of rage and the incessant need to eat human flesh, hypothetically? Yes," explains the video. All the virus needs is a simple scientific gateway. "This zombie virus will have to use specific neurons to affect particular parts of the brain to induce zombie state without damaging the entire brain." And those specific pathways are located in the olfactory nerves in your nose. Well, watch the video to learn all about it.
Make sure to let us know in the comments below how you would prepare for this possibility. Maybe the animation in the video was to soften the terrifying news somehow?
The video titled "Zombie Apocalypse Science" is written, created and drawn by Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown. Like any good scientists, they included cited sources from PopSci and CNN Health, if you folks are interested in learning more about this possible reality.
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