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Zombies are a Real Posibility

Updated on March 26, 2011

The idea of someone dieing, then rising from the grave as a mindless cannibal is ludicrous! That kinda stuff only happens in George A. Ramero flicks.

Well, yeah. But, what if the zombies weren't actually dead. They were like living mindless cannibals, ever thought of that possibility? Sounds ridiculous, right? Not so much, once you start to think about.

Okay, lets get to the point. How can zombies possibility be real? Weel, there is this disease called Toxoplasmosis (sounds made up, I know, but it's not.) actually about half the people in the world have it. But, don't worry it's not going to turn you into a living zombie, not yet. Toxoplasmosis comes from the parasiteToxoplasma gondii, which starts in rats, but can only be bread in a cats intestine, the parasite knows it must reach the cat's intestine to reproduce, so it takes over the rats mind, and drives it crazy, making it scurry out to where the cats are.

So how could this cause zombies you ask? When a person becomes infected with Toxoplasmosis they tend to get more insecure when infected with the parasite. It also changed the personalities of men and women differently. It made men more jealous and suspicious and made women more affectionate. It won't take much for some deranged scientist to evolve this parasite, turning people into mindless cannibalistic living zombies.


Mad Human Disease. Okay, come on, give me a break! Did you steal that from Zombieland? I know that sounds even more ridiculous then Toxoplasmosis. But, it could happen. See, when humans eat contaminated meat they can get get Mad Cow Disease it's called Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD).

Symptoms

  • Rapidly developing delirium or dementia (over the course of a few weeks or months)

  • Blurred vision (sometimes)

  • Changes in gait (walking)

  • Hallucinations

  • Lack of coordination (for example, stumbling and falling)

  • Muscle twitching

  • Muscle stiffness

  • Myoclonic jerks or seizures

  • Nervous, jumpy feelings

  • Personality changes

  • Profound confusion, disorientation

  • Sleepiness

  • Speech impairment

This disease is extremely rare, so don't worry about that burger you ate last night. Okay, here we go back to the mad scientist assumption. Imagine how bad that could be if this was turned into some kind of chemical warfare. What kind of insane lunatic would want to do something like that? Crazy people do cray things, and it is a very real possibility. 

Real Zombies: The Undead

What about Zombies that are actually dead? Well, I can't find any disease out there that can turn a corpse into a member of the reanimated, but whose to say their not real? If Zombies did exist we would know about them, right? Well, do you really think the U.S. or any government for that matter would want the general public to know about them? If they were real then and there has been zombie outbreaks, it would be a total media blackout or cover up. The government doesn't want it's citizens going total ape shit every time the word zombie appears in the news. For all we know zombies could be very, very real. Hell, for all you know, the last time you saw something about a murder on the news, it could have been a zombie! No, seriously it could have been. There all kinds of diseases out there, some you may never know you have others can kill you and everything in between. So, who are we, to say that there isn't something out there that can turn a dead person (or live one) into a cannibalistic monster?

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