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posted by martyb on Thursday August 03 2017, @03:02PM   Printer-friendly
from the Braaaaiiiiinnnns!!!!! dept.

The BBC reports that northern England is currently under attack by exploding zombie caterpillars.

From the report:

Caterpillars are being killed by a bug which turns them into "exploding zombies", a wildlife expert has said. Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside Wildlife Trust said the skins of insects have been found on Winmarleigh Moss, near Garstang.

The caterpillars usually eat heather and bilberry but are being infected by a baculovirus which causes them to seek light so they climb up trees where they explode and the baculovirus is released to seek new hosts.

Fortunately higher animals such as humans are immune from such things ... or not!


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  • (Score: 2) by RamiK on Thursday August 03 2017, @03:42PM (5 children)

    by RamiK (1813) on Thursday August 03 2017, @03:42PM (#548399)

    Free publicity for Alien: Covenant Aug 15th bluray release: https://www.amazon.com/Alien-Covenant-DVD-DHD-Blu-ray/dp/B071YLX9D7 [amazon.com]

    On behalf of Weyland-Yutani, Thank You baculovirus!

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  • (Score: 2) by c0lo on Thursday August 03 2017, @04:10PM (4 children)

    by c0lo (156) Subscriber Badge on Thursday August 03 2017, @04:10PM (#548409) Journal

    The blandest movie I ever watched - no amount of publicity's gonna make me buy that garbage on bluray

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    • (Score: 3, Funny) by RamiK on Thursday August 03 2017, @06:11PM (3 children)

      by RamiK (1813) on Thursday August 03 2017, @06:11PM (#548451)

      Bland is fair. But it wasn't garbage. Just unfocused with flat characterization since you had all that couples drama as partners were dying left and right without us being emotionally invested in any of them.

      Overall, while I agree it's not worth a bluray seeing how rewatchabilty is pointless, you could easily do worse with other bargain-bin picksor a netflix video on demands.

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      • (Score: 2) by c0lo on Thursday August 03 2017, @09:58PM (2 children)

        by c0lo (156) Subscriber Badge on Thursday August 03 2017, @09:58PM (#548497) Journal

        Bland is fair. But it wasn't garbage.

        To me, bland=garbage.
        Even with B-movies, I'm able to get a lol or two on the account of how unrealistic the scenario can be or how marionette-like the play of the actors. I used to have "bad movie nights" until all the movie rentals around went busted (no, I don't intend to netflix soon) but I still won't pick Alien Convenant a second time even if someone pays me for.

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        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 04 2017, @02:46PM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 04 2017, @02:46PM (#548735)

          It can't always be caviar...

          • (Score: 2) by c0lo on Friday August 04 2017, @03:01PM

            by c0lo (156) Subscriber Badge on Friday August 04 2017, @03:01PM (#548744) Journal

            But it doesn't need be bland. Look, spices aren't that expensive [amazon.com]

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