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How does zombifacation work?
« on: June 21, 2006, 09:20:12 PM »
Im  just wondering. How do you really turn into a zombie? Im blank :?.
We all wonder about one thing here. Can we create a virus or raise the dead or even talk to the dead?

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Re: How does zombifacation work?
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2006, 11:49:17 PM »
Keep watching TV and accept the nightly news as the whole truth. McDonalds and Wal-Mart will help speed up the process...



















But seriously, it's a complicated matter which takes place in a chemical reaction. In equal parts alchemy, voo-doo, and science..... :-o

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Re: How does zombifacation work?
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2006, 06:36:41 AM »
A dose of C11H17N3O8 helps...
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Re: How does zombifacation work?
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2006, 10:07:49 AM »
Ok.  But Viper, what chemical is C11H17N3O8?...
A dose of C11H17N3O8 helps...
We all wonder about one thing here. Can we create a virus or raise the dead or even talk to the dead?

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Re: How does zombifacation work?
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2006, 09:36:08 AM »
Anhydrotetrodotoxin 4-epitetrodotoxin.

It's a neurotoxin that is believed to be the main active ingredient of Haitian zombie powder.

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Re: How does zombifacation work?
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2006, 11:02:36 AM »
Hm. Unhelpful answer, in retrospect. My original post was a little tongue-in-cheek. sorry  :oops:

There is a school of thought that believes that the zombies reported in voodooin contemporary times are not actually dead, but have first been put into a state mimicking death by use of a neurotoxin (in this case "TTX", the chemical named above). They are buried, but after dark dug up again by the zombie master, who then keeps the "zombie" in a mindless state by use of hallucinogenic and psychotropic drugs.

A great movie, "The Serpent And The Rainbow" (loosely based on a book by Wade Davies) used this as its central theme. I don't have the references to hand (I'll dig them up...pun intended  :wink: later) but there are a few cases where this seems to have been borne out.

See also Monstropedia--Zombies


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Re: How does zombifacation work?
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2006, 11:15:30 AM »
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How do you really turn into a zombie

Could be like in the movies,  being devoured by one......or your brainnnsssss...LOL





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McDonalds and Wal-Mart will help speed up the process

The McDonalds will do it every time :-o


Hey is that the stuff from the puffer fish??






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Re: How does zombifacation work?
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2006, 11:35:18 AM »
Hey is that the stuff from the puffer fish??

Yes, the very same. It is also found in a species of newt, toad and some flatworms, I understand.

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Re: How does zombifacation work?
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2006, 11:45:30 AM »
I remember a movie called "Serpent and the Rainbow"  (1988) by Wes Craven
dealing with stuff like that

" I want to hear you scream!"
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Re: How does zombifacation work?
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2006, 12:12:04 PM »
Yup, that's the film I was referring to.

Don't bury me...I'm not dead!

I saw it on its release at the cinema here in the UK; I seem to recall I was on a date. Great movie - didn't speak to my date for 98 minutes!  :lol:


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