Ze Frank Takes an Amusing Look at Parasitic Fungi

In a disturbing episode of the True Facts series, narrator Ze Frank offers a humorous look at several alarming forms of parasitic fungi, specifically how they take over the live bodies of different insects with the intention of propagating. He viewed the situation from the side of the fungus for as long as he could but eventually stopped

 Now I’m going to tell you three stories about fungi that get a bit gnarly but before I do let’s try and see things from the perspective of the fungus here…I mean it’s hard to root for the fungus on this one… 

Parasitic Fungi
Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.