The Last of Us: Can a Fungus Turn Us Into Zombies?

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

“The Last of Us” is easily one of the most talked about and critically acclaimed video games in a long time. The premise is a mind-controlling fungus that infects the world’s population, turning human into zombies. Sound like science fiction? Think again.

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21 comments

mundain The Battle March 12, 2015 - 6:27 AM

Noo watch vesus3 could we be the last of us!!!

JP The IT guy April 4, 2015 - 3:57 AM

Look up Stachybotrys chartarum (or toxic black mold). Very dangerous stuff.

Endure Survive May 9, 2015 - 8:36 AM

Am I the only one who wants a zombie apocalypse like this :/

Lorna Temperatura October 11, 2015 - 2:56 AM

so zombies can exsits if cordeyceps evolves to infect humans

darkljs January 28, 2016 - 9:23 AM

Does Dnews even realize that when the name of the video is a question they end up never answering that question?

Marco'sLife July 4, 2016 - 4:40 AM

But in the game it isn't regular Cordeyceps, it's a mutated version of Cordeyceps

Ronan Clark December 21, 2016 - 9:14 AM

CRISPR…..

GamingWithRaphael April 22, 2017 - 12:20 PM

when i saw a grow mushroom near my house i knew i had to come back here.

grkpektis April 27, 2017 - 4:52 AM

That fungus is not the only zombie like virus in the animal kingdom, there's also Sacculina. Sacculina goes through the flesh of crabs and through the bloodstream it goes to the brain where it controls the crab like a zombie enslaving it and castrating it

Israel reyes July 30, 2017 - 4:14 AM

I completed it 5 times. The last time I only died 2 times.

824 % January 12, 2018 - 12:57 PM

I luv you, that game scared the crap out of me.

Matt Grillz February 7, 2018 - 6:40 PM

I got up to the part where i was carrying wood for a bridge….lol, then i put it back on the shelf. Too slow for me

Ayesha Habib June 21, 2018 - 12:21 AM

I don't care man. I just want the Apocalypse to happen

Bailey November 29, 2018 - 5:59 AM

This Is The First Video I've Seen Of Yours And I Love It! Keep Up The Awesome (& Very Informative) Work!

The Big Ass Crab Tamatoa July 21, 2019 - 6:31 PM

But if it's transefered by spores through air then we would actually be doomed for extinction. Cuz it would be everywhere

aboomination November 24, 2019 - 9:16 PM

Carpenter Ants in Germany? wat

sharry singh March 4, 2020 - 12:45 AM

Corona supposed to effect animals only, are you sure that won't develop!

SARAH H March 16, 2020 - 1:48 PM

Alzheimers is a fungus

Chuchugi In March 23, 2020 - 10:08 AM

What if it merges from a virus like covid-19?

Gamer_girl June 24, 2020 - 8:20 AM

So if the last of us or just any zombie Infection happened then I'm sure alot o loved ones would die

Malene Hammers info kanal October 28, 2020 - 2:56 AM

Morgellons