Cordyceps Fungi from The Last of Us Exists in real life!


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<p>Cordyceps Fungi is the cause of the Zombie Apocalypse in both Video Game and TV version of The Last of Us. These orange mushrooms had been the cause of fear, tragedy and tears on the show. On Episode 2, When expert Mycologist Ibu Ratna accepts defeat. She advised the military to bomb the city it. Ratna said that because there is no vaccine and medicine that got invented yet. On the show fungi contaminated wheat and the flour got exported around the world.</p>


New Member
To be fair that salad you embedded in the end looks delicious. I cannot blame the groceries market them as some kind of exotic flower instead of mushroom because people might recognize them as cordyceps. I wonder if the Last of US will decrease their sales or help them.
So far, there is no proof that cordyceps is bad for people. I'm sorry to say that after watching the first four episodes of "The Last of Us," cordyceps scare me. I just finished the third episode of "The Last of Us," and after seeing those fungus-like monsters, I don't want to get close to them. It is better for me to be safe than sorry.


Goddess of the Couch potatoes
When I look at a cordyceps fungus, my stomach turns and I get a Psychological rash that I can't help it but scratch my skin. What worries me the most is that these mushrooms might change in a way that makes them able to grow on human skin because of climate change. The Last of Us made my allergy to flour worse, and I now have a similar aversion to cordyceps.


Blue Ranger Power
They look like Cheetos, LOL, I might them if they are available but I know they are Hella expensive.


Froggy Afternoon
The pilot episode shows old footage from a 1960s talk show, where the host says that fungus can be much more dangerous than bacteria and viruses. I don't think I could even eat these mushrooms. One of my favorite foods is a variety of mushrooms, such as oyster and button mushrooms, which are completely safe.

Creed Chen

cruel, helpful and optimistic.
I find it funny that some people are afraid of mushrooms because of a TV show and a computer game. All frequently eat these mushrooms and noodles, my health isn't in bat condition at all. These mushrooms don't hurt our health because we're not ants. They are harmless to humans.

Koneko Iru

I don't like Mondays
There is no reason to suppose that these fungus will suddenly turn their concentration to harming humans, as depicted in TLOU, because they have spent millions of years perfecting their ability to kill insects. Mushrooms, on the other hand, cannot survive being around unclean objects; as a result, they can only be found in areas with little to no human activity, such as forests and farmlands.


Kamen Rider Meta
It wouldn't surprise me if some research center is aiming to develop a new strain of this virus that is more communicable to humans. I am aware that viruses and fungi are not the same thing, especially given that certain viruses were designed to infect animals but have since evolved to infect humans as well.


The King Of Blazing.
If its harmless to humans then I won't mind eating it, It is still a vegetable that just happened to make zombies out of bugs.


I know that some of you may have concerns about cordyceps mushrooms, but I want to encourage you to not be afraid. These mushrooms have been a part of our natural ecosystem for centuries and have been used in traditional medicine for their potential health benefits. Of course, like with any food or substance, it's important to consume them in moderation and to consult with a healthcare professional if you have any concerns. But fear should not drive our decisions when it comes to something as unique and fascinating as cordyceps mushrooms. Let's embrace the diversity of nature and the opportunities it provides us to learn, grow, and improve our health and wellbeing.


Mary,Joseph and Jesus, I just saw a video about cordyceps mushrooms and I am so freaked out and grossed out right now. Like, these things infect bugs and grow out of their heads?! That is just disgusting. I don't know how anyone can even think about eating something like that. No thank you. I'll stick to my chicken nuggets and french fries. This whole thing is giving me the heebie jeebies.


I'm okay!
Hey everyone! I just tried cordyceps mushrooms for the first time and they are seriously so delicious. I know they might look a little strange, but don't let that deter you. They have this earthy, nutty flavor that pairs so well with so many dishes. Plus, they're packed with nutrients and have so many health benefits. I really think everyone should give them a try. Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. You might just discover your new favorite food!


New Member
Listen here, I don't care if these cordyceps mushrooms have some fancy health benefits or whatever, I just want them gone. Have you seen the way they infect bugs and take over their bodies?! It's straight out of a horror movie. No thanks. I don't want these things anywhere near me. We need to call in the experts and find a way to eradicate them from the face of the earth. I don't want to live in a world where these creepy crawlies are taking over. It's just too much for me to handle.


The Wind Of Justice
Woooooo! You hear that, people? Cordyceps are harmless to humans! I can finally rest easy knowing that those crazy-looking mushrooms aren't going to do us any harm. Man, I tell you, I was getting a little nervous there for a minute, with all the talk about cordyceps taking over insects and all. I mean, I love a good science fiction movie as much as the next guy, but I wasn't trying to be part of a real-life version of that.

But it's all good now; we can enjoy them in our gardens, or better yet, make some delicious cordyceps soup! You heard that right; I'm talking about cooking up the mushrooms and slurping them up. Who knew they could be so tasty?

And let's not forget about all the benefits cordyceps have for our health. I mean, they have been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine for boosting energy, reducing fatigue, and even helping with respiratory problems.

So let's give a big round of applause for these little wonders of nature. There ain't no harm coming to us; we're in the clear. I'm feeling relieved; how about you?


Looks can be deceiving
Nope, not for me! I'll stick to my favorite foods, thank you very much. Cordyceps may be harmless, but they're just not my cup of tea. I prefer my meals a little sweeter, you know? Plus, I've got my own set of health benefits I like to keep up with, and cordyceps just don't fit into that mix for me.But I'm glad for those who do enjoy them and find benefits in incorporating them into their diets. Different strokes for different folks!At the end of the day, as long as we're making informed choices and taking care of ourselves, that's all that matters. So cheers to good health, no matter what form it takes!


I can't believe it, zombie-making mushrooms actually exist?! That's just too much for me to handle. I won't be able to sleep soundly knowing that these creepy cordyceps are out there. I'll stick to my peaceful beach vibes, thank you very much.


Manifesting more seasons of Arcane
I can tell you one thing folks, I'll never go near those cordyceps. I've heard about what they can do to insects and, let me tell you, I don't want any part of it. I only surround myself with the best, the best of the best. And let's be honest, cordyceps just don't fit that bill. So count me out, I'm staying far, far away from those mushrooms.


I love this movie world where we can see these veggies and fungi create all the drama when in real life we don't even care about these small things lol but I am loving this Last of US episodes

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