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Zombie Parasite

Markus gets props for putting up a link to an article on a subject we don't hear enough about: reanimating dead flesh. But alas, the tale of Cambodian zombies is a hoax.

...this parasite is able to restart the heart of its victim for up to two hours after the initial demise of the person where the individual behaves in extremely violent ways from what is believed to be a combination of brain damage and a chemical released into blood during "resurrection."
Hoax BBC News Site
I figured I'd pitch in and do my part for disinformation.

Comments on Zombie Parasite
  Comment from Anonymous Anonymous at Friday, May 06, 2005 8:25:00 PM
Wait ... that was a hoax? Aww, man!
-m
  Comment from Blogger Herself at Wednesday, May 11, 2005 5:43:00 AM
Hey,on zombie lore: Though Harvard ethnobotanist Wade Davis has been much maligned, his theories on the creation of "zombies" using naturally-occuring neurotoxins in Haiti still intrigue me. All folklore has a root someplace.......

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