The amazing IFLScience brings us a amazingly interesting, deeply disturbing story, “The crab-castrating parasite that zombifies its prey“. There’s a barnacle that infiltrates the body of mild-mannered crabs, grows inside them in horrible ways, pops out just long enough to castrate them. It also changes the crab’s behavior drastically forcing it to protect the barnacle’s young and forego eating.
This one area where real-life is vastly more interesting than Hollywood. Where the movies have continually focused on variations of the zombie dead of “Night of the Live Dead” or zombie infected of “28 Days Later” there’s very little digging into the very rich of vein of parasitic infection. Gamers, at least, have last year’s amazing blockbuster “The Last of Us“, but movie goers have yet to get much of that sweet, sweet, parasitic love.