The post-apocalyptic future posed in some video games may sound like a possibility if humanity continues on its current path. The premiere of The Last of Us raised some questions about the relationship between human and social life in the face of a disaster caused by a fungus given climate changes and although chaos seems far away, dealing with a problem of this type without such unfortunate consequences (for now) is closer.
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A mushroom is advancing in a US county covering everything in its path, like in The Last of Us
The New York Times (via Kotaku) shared information about a peculiar situation that takes place in Lincoln County, in Tennessee, United States, which finds a strange relationship with the events of The Last of Us. According to the information, the inhabitants of the place are furious and concerned after noticing the advance of a layer that makes all kinds of objects look as if they were covered by ash. What is it about? From a fungus that is quickly covering everything in its path, from houses to cars and all kinds of signs.
A dark growth, fed by alcohol vapors from barrels of aging Jack Daniel’s whiskey, has coated homes, cars, patio furniture and road signs in a sooty crust in Lincoln County, Tennessee, residents said.https://t.co/mRnCuIrEwP
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 4, 2023
What happens, according to the investigation, is that it is a fungus that feeds on alcohol vapors and unfortunately for the inhabitants of Lincoln, this happens because the Jack Daniel’s company built 6 warehouses a few months ago where its whiskey rests in barrels Oak. It is known that this was not the best idea since the fungus found its main source of food in the vapors emanating from these barrels and has begun to spread throughout the county, remember that unlike the HBO series The Last of Us, In real life, there are spores, and under the right conditions, fungi multiply rapidly.
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In case you don’t know, in the HBO series The Last of Us, Cordyceps spread through flour and common inputs for human consumption, hence in a matter of hours hundreds of millions were infected and experiencing the first symptoms of the pandemic that would end life as we knew it.
While Lincoln residents are angry and with justifiable concern, county officials insist that Jack Daniel’s stores are a good source of income for the location and its internal finances. However, citizens have begun to see the deterioration of some of their possessions, including houses that are covered by the fungus in a matter of days and require constant cleaning.
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In this way, just as Centralia, Pennsylvania, is talked about for its internal coal fire that gave rise to an environment like that of Silent Hill, now we could find the strange relationship between what happens in Lincoln versus the events of The Last of Us, hoping that what happens in the future is very far from what happens in the video game and in the series.
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