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    [–] Stephen Hawking meets Jim Carrey GrumpyWendigo 1 points ago in pics

    it was a feeble attempt on my part. it's keanu reeves. it's not possible to dislike keanu reeves

    [–] Stephen Hawking meets Jim Carrey GrumpyWendigo 1 points ago in pics

    i don't know, it's endearing in a way. it was '80s

    the rape hazing scene was meanwhile way more than cringey

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

    [–] What's the deal with zombie deer disease? GrumpyWendigo 1 points ago in OutOfTheLoop

    see my username

    and come visit me at the abandoned house in the woods some time

    [–] What's the deal with zombie deer disease? GrumpyWendigo 0 points ago in OutOfTheLoop

    eat it, enjoy it, and dont worry a tiny bit

    there is only hints of transmission:

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/agriculture/farming/11297896/Scrapie-from-sheep-could-infect-humans-with-mad-cow-disease-study-finds.html

    https://www.cdc.gov/prions/vcjd/vcjd-reported.html

    4 cases have been reported from the usa, 2 of them linked to living in the middle east: one unclear transmission, the other probably cattle products while in saudi arabia

    the chances are EXTREMELY vanishingly low

    [–] What's the deal with zombie deer disease? GrumpyWendigo 3 points ago in OutOfTheLoop

    thank you, and thank you for your research, it is a fascinating topic

    i edited and corrected my statement above and directed questions to you (and a little joke on your behalf i hope you don't mind)

    as a wendigo i am very interested in clean eating

    [–] What's the deal with zombie deer disease? GrumpyWendigo 3 points ago in OutOfTheLoop

    People have been asking me in this thread and ive been telling them i never heard of a pig - human prion transmission

    [–] What's the deal with zombie deer disease? GrumpyWendigo 3 points ago in OutOfTheLoop

    Yeah sheep have scrapie. I wouldnt risk it. But even if you ate it every day of your life your chances are insanely low of getting it

    [–] What's the deal with zombie deer disease? GrumpyWendigo 3 points ago in OutOfTheLoop

    I would avoid any mammalian brain tissue but i have never heard of goat - human prion transmission

    [–] What's the deal with zombie deer disease? GrumpyWendigo 10 points ago in OutOfTheLoop

    Sorry.

    Brian was the name of my last meal.

    Come visit me at the abandoned house in the woods some time.

    [–] What's the deal with zombie deer disease? GrumpyWendigo 7 points ago in OutOfTheLoop

    Thanks for the correction

    But you uh seem a little grumpy. Is the vent on in the hood?

    [–] What's the deal with zombie deer disease? GrumpyWendigo 2 points ago in OutOfTheLoop

    I would avoid any mammalian nervous system tissue. That being said i have never heard of a pig-human prion transmission

    [–] What's the deal with zombie deer disease? GrumpyWendigo 6 points ago in OutOfTheLoop

    Nah, wendigo here. Algonquin cannibal spirit monster of the forest

    [–] What's the deal with zombie deer disease? GrumpyWendigo 12 points ago in OutOfTheLoop

    Thank you

    Come visit me at the abandoned house in the woods some time

    [–] What's the deal with zombie deer disease? GrumpyWendigo 4 points ago in OutOfTheLoop

    nowadays yes. i got a little grumpy after the first mistake

    [–] What's the deal with zombie deer disease? GrumpyWendigo 12 points ago in OutOfTheLoop

    yup. and not good

    ever since the USA Canada and the UK freaked out about a connection between variant CJD and mad cow and overhauled their agricultural practices, they have been monitoring human cases carefully

    https://www.cdc.gov/prions/vcjd/vcjd-reported.html

    and most of them nowadays are traced to people taking trips overseas or born overseas, where you have these traditional recipes involving brain matter or other butchering practices that does not segregate brain matter so much

    so sorry nigeria, but no spicy goat head for me:

    http://www.allnigerianrecipes.com/restaurant/isiewu.html

    that being said, transmission is EXTREMELY rare

    it's just a very rare disease in general and even if you ate animal brain matter every day you probably won't get it (and i don't know if i should be besmirching spicy goat head so much, as i do not of any goat - human transmission)

    [–] What's the deal with zombie deer disease? GrumpyWendigo 6 points ago in OutOfTheLoop

    thanks!

    blow your mind with facts, not prions

    [–] What's the deal with zombie deer disease? GrumpyWendigo 27 points ago in OutOfTheLoop

    well duh, you forgot how they combined rabies with prions at the CDC, duh

    [–] What's the deal with zombie deer disease? GrumpyWendigo 48 points ago * (lasted edited an hour ago) in OutOfTheLoop

    prions get to you in 3 ways:

    1. eat it (most common, but be aware this is a very rare disease)
    2. genetics (some people just have bad luck with their genes)
    3. spontaneous bad luck

    so some unlucky person will get a prion in their brains every now and then, and die from it. it would end there with them

    ...unless you are the fore who eat their dead relatives. from there the prion can continue to spread and become a disease

    a very weird disease because it does not involve any bacteria or virus, just chemistry: a misfolded protein would convince other brain proteins to also misfold and turn your brain to swiss cheese full of little spongy holes, a cascade reaction

    you can also get it from eating herbivore meat but this is VERY hard to happen. so even if you ate a lot of hamburgers in the 1980s the transmission rate is extremely low: not only does the protein have to hop the species barrier (different brain, different proteins) but survive butchering, cooking, digestion, etc. it happens it's just VERY rare

    https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/06/140604-world-mad-cow-disease-health-death/

    and the cattle industry obviously doesn't want people to avoid eating meat so they changed their feed and care practices to minimize its spread, and any mad cow appearance nowadays is handled extremely seriously by the cattle industry

    in general though, avoid eating ANY nervous system tissue (eyes, brian, spinal column, etc) of any mammal. goats, sheep, deer, etc: do not the brains, eyes or nervous matter

    again very rare, but possible

    EDIT: TRANSMISSION BY EATING IS VERY VERY VERY RARE

    i do not want to create misperception

    as per the clarification by /u/dnahelicase below

    i am a humble wendigo, simply interested in keeping my food source, you, clean. /u/dnahelicase is an actual prion researcher

    but he or she is exhibiting some temper instability so get your questions to him or her soon before the prions finish them off! (i kid, i kid)

    [–] What's the deal with zombie deer disease? GrumpyWendigo 88 points ago in OutOfTheLoop

    well we're not feeding back to the cows anymore, so no more delicious

    BRAIIIIINSSS...

    it's interesting the overlap between fictional zombies and real life prions, vampires and rabies, etc