Zombie, a word originating in Haitian folklore in the 17th century and mirrored to inhumanity that existed there from 1625 to around 1800. However, after the Haitian revolution in 1804, the zombie archetype got incorporated into voodoo. Where in Haitians believe zombies were reanimated corpses brought back by shamans and voodoo priests. The first time they were seen in full length movies was a 1932 movie titled white zombie, where it was true to his roots as the main character was a zombie master of Haiti and the zombies were minions as opposed to the zombies and popular culture today.
Brothers Harry and Ashley Wilson arrested for buying gun to prepare for “covid zombies”
Keeping zombies in popular culture with the walking dead and fear of the walking dead. Brings to light the human aspect of apocalypse
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Claiveus Narisse, real life zombie
Voodoo practice in Haiti
Yale scientists re-animate decapitated pig heads
Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine successfully restored some functions to pig brains that had been dead for hours. They hope the technology will advance our understanding of the brain, potentially developing new treatments for debilitating diseases and disorders. The research raises many ethical questions and puts to the test our current understanding of death.
All across America in rivers or streams, horsehair worm eggs hatch and settle lazily to the bottom as larvae (we’ll be talking specifically about the species Paragordius varius and its parasitism of crickets). Unable to swim up the water column, the larva simply wait to be eaten by the larvae of other insects like midges, mayflies, and mosquitoes. When these insects metamorphose and emerge from the water, they live out their aerial lives with the larva in tow, then inevitably croak and get snatched up by a cricket, according to parasitologist Ben Hanelt of the University of New Mexico. (Matt Simon, Wired)
The Last of Us video game is based on this cordyceps infection
Newly discovered wasp turns social spiders into zombies
Krokodil flesh eating drug
Zombie viruses have been released from the Siberian permafrost
Listener Question: Would you survive a zombie apocalypse?