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Saturday, June 16, 2012
Watch a fungus use mind control
The Cordyceps fungus invades its hosts where it grows eventually replacing the host's tissue. Once the insect is dead, a cylindrical or branching growths emerge from the creature's dead body. Some species also have mind control capabilities, compelling their host to travel to a location where the fungus will find optimal growth conditions before the host dies.