"Zombie" parasite found in Cambodia

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  1. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    Okay, I've read the articles here before, but this has to be the take-all of hair raising stories (at least for me):

    http://65.127.124.62/south_asia/4483241.stm.htm

    EDIT: I was just played by a friend, rather convincing isn't it? The IP address should've tipped me off. Nevertheless, enjoy.
     
  2. comictimes macrumors 6502a

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    My god... until you had that "edit" at the end, MY heart almost stopped beating. God that was creepy....
     
  3. JRM PowerPod macrumors 6502

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    Don't worry mac users are immune to viruses. So we're safe :D ;)
     
  4. clayj macrumors 604

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    Maybe your computer is immune (for now), but you ain't.

    WHAT'S THAT BEHIND YOU??????
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

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  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I had this virus once.. mostly through college.
     
  8. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i nearly freaked out at first, then i saw the edit..... clever....


    now i just need to go eat someone :p
     
  9. _pb_boi macrumors 6502

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    Ah yes, the mosquito with muscles to perform CPR on a human. I was nearly caught out too :rolleyes:

    andy.
     
  10. strider42 macrumors 65816

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    My friend just got a book called "how to survive a zombie attack" or something along those lines. Freaking hilarious stuff. Its a complete volume that tells you everything you need to know about what to do if zombies take over the earth. There's a description in it about how the zombification process works, and its very similar to what this joke told.
     
  11. 840quadra Moderator

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    Careful were and WHO you say that to :eek: :p
     
  12. snkTab macrumors 6502a

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    I hope the zombies don't reach Ohio before the time it takes me to wait to buy a handgun. That said, it seems that martial arts is a more potent weapon. Know any Grand Masters?
     
  13. Simon Liquid macrumors regular

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    I recommend against direct physical contact with zombies, as their bite is infectious and they are generally impervious to blows. Even broken bones won't slow them much (more than they already are, anyway).

    The best way to put down a zombie is to remove the head or destroy the brain. Heavy blunt objects and shotguns are the weapons of choice. Also, zombies seem to be pretty flammable, take care when exploiting this, however. Not recommended especially when you're refueling your vehicle.

    The real key, however, is to use your superior intellect and mobility to stay ahead of them. Conserve ammo, don't get cornered or in the middle of a big group. Above all, find a group of people you can trust and who won't start pointless arguments or try to rape you or anything.
     
  14. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Hahaha, damn, that is a bit nuts - and a nice ploy, well set up - the date - April 1st, sort of gives it away

    But it sounds like the start of a very bad movie.....

    D
     
  15. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    At first I was kinda freaked out. After being reassured by the EDIT, I clicked on the story. There should have been a few tipoffs...

    1) Lack of an author
    2) The IP address in the URL
    3) The fact that the update date was April 1
    4) The fact that "Printable Version" leads to a site called www.horrorart.com...

    Also, I went to South Asia part of the BBC out of curiousity sparked by this and clicked on a random story. I found this. Never knew the Cambodians had such similar helicopters as the US...;)
     
  16. Veldek macrumors 68000

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    Sorry guys, but did you really believe this after all? This is so obviously fake in my eyes, especially:

    Since when is there a Malaria-parasite?
    They are very aggressive after being resurrected.
    They want to study the parasite to be able to use it for sake of humanity (Yeah, right...)

    This is so cliché, that it had to be wrong.
     
  17. snkTab macrumors 6502a

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    If this mosquito was found in the middle of a New Mexico or Nevada desert however, then we'd know it be true.
     

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