‘Zombie Spiders’ Exist and OMG My Arachnophobia Just Got Worse

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I am not going to sugar coat it – I am TERRIFIED of spiders. Sorry, but there is no such thing as a cute or friendly spider. They all SUCK.

And yes, while we are admitting things – I believe I have arachnophobia. I can’t stand watching them crawl either.

So, that brings me to my next point – Zombie Spiders exist and OMG pretty sure I’ll never sleep again!

The other day this meme came up in my Facebook newsfeed:

So, ya know, me being curious, I Googled it and sure enough, they are REAL.

Zombie Spiders are a fungus infected spider that are half dead and half alive. They can infect other spiders with their spores and it’s terrifying.

If you have a gamer in your life your mind probably went right to the Last of Us – mind sure did.

Oh and if you don’t know what that is, it’s a video game where 60 percent of humanity is wiped out by the genus of parasitic fungus Cordyceps. Yes, much like this spider fungus.

So, yeah – zombie spiders exist and I am pretty sure the world is ending!

You can check out more information below but fair warning: it’ll probably ruin you!

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  1. The last of us is based specifically off this fungus. It also infects ants and other insects too.

  2. What kind of article is this?? You added a refernce to a gaming character and juat lengthened what the meme says, justifying it with “I Googled it and sure enough,they are REAL”
    Is totally the bomb paying you for that b******t? If so, congrats on landing the cushiest job ever Brittanie Pyper! Where can I apply?

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