My daughter shared this article from the National Geographic with me this morning.
Quote from article~
A very sci-fi discovery from the Amazon~ Â A fungus that takes over an ant's brain and then kills the insect after guiding it to a new location where it can grow and spread its spores. Originally thought to be a single species, the fungus is actually four different ones, all of which can â€œmind controlâ€ the zombie ants. David Hughes, an entomologist at Penn State University, discovered the fungi after noticing a wide range of fungal growths emerging from ant victims. "This potentially means thousands of zombie fungi in tropical forests across the globe await discovery," said Hughes.
Here in this picture, a stalk of this fungus is growing out of a "zombie ant's" head in the Brazilian rain forest.
Who's to say, if this fungus will someday infect humans? LoL, I hope not. Â If anything , someone will make a movie out of it, like,"Night of the Living dead Ants" or even better, Zombie Ants vs. Stinkbugs Â Â :)