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    [–] Normal sub taking pictures of young girls for some reason GrumpyWendigo 21 points ago in TopMindsOfReddit

    there's no duality

    all blame for the frustration always goes to a random woman, and never goes to their own attitude and behavior

    [–] Gigantic solar farms proposed for the Rochester region GrumpyWendigo 12 points ago in Rochester

    People also resist getting rid of the penny and resist going to metric. Empty mindless inertia

    [–] There is a bat in my bag GrumpyWendigo 7 points ago in mildlyinteresting

    No a bite

    But to really freak everyone out yes there is a peumonic aerosolized form of rabies you get just by breathing it in. You'd have to go into a warm moist cave full of millions of bats to maybe get it though

    [–] There is a bat in my bag GrumpyWendigo 3 points ago in mildlyinteresting

    Weirdly in papua new guinea where people dig up their dead and eat them (yup) the spread of the disease kuru (human prions) has led to papuans with natural genetic resistance to prion diseases

    https://www.nature.com/news/genetic-mutation-blocks-prion-disease-1.17725

    Yay for endocannibalism?!

    [–] There is a bat in my bag GrumpyWendigo 2 points ago in mildlyinteresting

    No problem. The bats in your attic will get you.

    [–] There is a bat in my bag GrumpyWendigo 2 points ago in mildlyinteresting

    They also vacuum up ticks and are resistant to lyme. They attract these diseases but are different enough metabolically they cant spread them.

    Oposums rock. They save you from disease

    [–] There is a bat in my bag GrumpyWendigo 2 points ago in mildlyinteresting

    and there's fast zombie vs slow zombie, rudimentary intelligent zombie v completely braindead, etc

    whatever scares!

    [–] There is a bat in my bag GrumpyWendigo 4 points ago in mildlyinteresting

    you have a condition called goth subculture (/s)

    [–] There is a bat in my bag GrumpyWendigo 1 points ago in mildlyinteresting

    yup! rabies for bugs, and kind of worse

    [–] There is a bat in my bag GrumpyWendigo 1 points ago in mildlyinteresting

    because zombies are just a legend. silver bullets or the moon don't mean anything either. cultural memory is a mixture of fact and fiction

    [–] There is a bat in my bag GrumpyWendigo 2 points ago in mildlyinteresting

    elsewhere in this thread there is a video from the 50s or 60s of a guy in iran i think with late stage rabies. he's quite... zombie. the human part of him could be locked away, or just no longer there, i'm not sure

    warning if you find my comment: disturbing content

    [–] There is a bat in my bag GrumpyWendigo 3 points ago in mildlyinteresting

    there's a video of a guy dying from it. a number of videos out there in fact

    there's one from the 50s or 60s, a couple of decades old, from iran i think

    WARNING VERY DISTURBING CONTENT. no blood and gore, just terrifying behavior in late stage rabies

    NSFL

    NSFL

    NSFL

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQoHVc5j3Jw

    [–] There is a bat in my bag GrumpyWendigo 2 points ago in mildlyinteresting

    look like on the bright side:

    southeast asian bats are HUGE

    here in north american and europe the bats are tiny and yu can miss the bite

    but your giant megabats and flying foxes means you will get bit and definitely notice

    [–] There is a bat in my bag GrumpyWendigo 3 points ago in mildlyinteresting

    it was really good writing

    no gee wiz and freak outs

    just quietly paint a picture of the mundane facts, and let our brains go nuts with fear from the implications

    [–] There is a bat in my bag GrumpyWendigo 2 points ago in mildlyinteresting

    you didn't even see the "6. 66"

    i put a hex on my comment, secret writing. now you have the evil eye on you

    [–] There is a bat in my bag GrumpyWendigo 2 points ago in mildlyinteresting

    ...unless you have bats in your attic :-)

    [–] There is a bat in my bag GrumpyWendigo 2 points ago in mildlyinteresting

    it really is. no need for jump scares or drama

    it just quietly lays out the facts, and lets your brain grow hysterical

    [–] There is a bat in my bag GrumpyWendigo 11 points ago in mildlyinteresting

    anything mammalian

    and most bites you won't miss (except bats)

    and rabid animals behave in certain ways that are really noticeable and out of the ordinary

    [–] There is a bat in my bag GrumpyWendigo 55 points ago in mildlyinteresting

    absolutely

    these horror stories we tell each other are cultural memory. they serve to save future lives by making them afraid of threats (before science told us the exact details, we only had fear and legends). bats are a genuine rabies threat and that's what created their connection to vampires and horror, not just the going out at night and living in caves

    [–] There is a bat in my bag GrumpyWendigo 303 points ago in mildlyinteresting

    it is genuine horror

    this is one of the best comments on reddit ever, because it really captures the creepiness and power of this ancient terrifying disease horror:

    https://np.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/48ujhq/whats_the_scariest_real_thing_on_our_earth/d0mz5uq/?context=3

    the /r/askreddit question is: "what's the scariest real thing on our earth". and i agree, mostly. nuclear weapons are pretty scary. but rabies really is, without a doubt, the scariest real world horror. no horror movie can compare. in fact, many horror movies are inspired by this monstrosity

    [–] There is a bat in my bag GrumpyWendigo 1 points ago in mildlyinteresting

    look on the bright side: you don't have bats in your belfry

    [–] There is a bat in my bag GrumpyWendigo 745 points ago * (lasted edited 6 hours ago) in mildlyinteresting

    1. it makes people sensitive to light (go out at dark and sleep all day in a dark enclosure)

    2. sensitive to smells (garlic)

    3. it makes them bitey

    4. fear of holy water = hydrophobia

    5. etc

    so really it's the vampire, or werewolf, virus

    and rather than rabies evolving to create these monsters: rabies in our cultural history led to the creation of these myths, a warning to others, and just generalized fear and horror of whatever this monstrous behavior was before microbiology and science. so rabies already made vampires. and werewolves. and zombies

    rabies is the horror virus