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How to become a zombie?

How to become a zombie?

1. Brain Parasites

Parasites that turn victims into mindless, zombie-like slaves are fairly common in nature. There is one called toxoplasmosa gondii that seems to devote its entire existence to being terrifying. How it can result in zombies: Hey, did we mention that half of the world’s population has toxoplasmosa and is unaware of it? This is how it can lead to zombies. Hey, you might be one of them. Flip the coin.


2. Neurotoxins

There are certain kinds of poisons that slow your bodily functions to the point that you’ll be considered dead, even to a doctor (okay, maybe not to a good doctor). The poison from fugu (Japanese blowfish) can do this. The victims can then be revived using drugs like datura stramonium (or alkaloids), that leave them in a trance-like state in which they lose all memory but are still capable of performing basic functions like eating, sleeping, moaning, and stumbling around with their arms outstretched.


3. The Real Rage Virus

In the movie, a virus transformed people into mindless killing machines. In real life, we have a series of brain disorders that do the same thing. Of course, they were never contagious. Then the Mad Cow Disease appeared. It attacks the cow’s spinal cord and brain, turning it into a stumbling, mindless attack cow. All it would take is a disease that destroys the brain’s ability to absorb that one chemical and suddenly it’s a real-world 28 Days Later.


4. Neurogenesis

The main idea behind stem cells is that they may be used to effectively regenerate dead cells. Particularly of interest to zombologists like us is neurogenesis, the method by which they can re-grow the brains of comatose head trauma patients until they wake up and walk around again.

5. Nanobots

Science appears to have created nanobots as a tool to make you fearful of the future. We’re referring to microscopic, self-replicating robots that have the power to create or destroy anything invisibly. Huge money is being invested heavily in nanotechnology. Yes, scientists are aware that nanobots will ultimately wipe off humanity. Your brain will contain nanobots in the future. Those nanobots will be set up to continue operating even after you pass away.


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