Friday, January 13, 2006
Great Moments in Science
So, if you're any sort of zombie buff, you probably know that zombies originated in the Caribbean region, where a special type of voodoo (or is it Houdin these days? I forget), was used to create them. But these zombies are not created by spiritual means at all (unless we're talking a Fulci movie). No, there is a little known formula that witch doctors use to enslave the living in a death-like thrall.
Karl at Great Moments in Science has tracked down the formula for one and all to see, and he describes it's chemical properties.
Now this is a different kind of zombie movie waiting to happen: a person is in danger, not from zombies themselves, but rather from being turned into one! Actually, that concept may have been done waaaay back when; I'll have to do some more research.
Btw, party people, google lists this site as the number one site for the search term "zombie blog." Now if only people actually used that search term, we'd be a hit.