Ants are annoying little shits that walk on your food, but thankfully Karma has caught up with them. In tropical rain forests a fungus called Ophiocordyceps unilateralis exists that turns ants into mindless zombies. That’s right: the Walking Dead meets A Bug’s Life. The fungus infects the ant’s brain, orders its body to stay still, and generates more fungus spores for reproduction as it slowly decomposes. Sometimes this even includes growing a spike straight out of the ant’s skull as pictured. Scientists say the fungus won’t infect humans, but a similar pathogen very well could in the future. Sweet dreams! Know more.