Day: May 13, 2009

  • News From Your Present: The Parasitic Flies That Turn Fire Ants Into Zombies

    >[The flies “dive-bomb” the fire ants and lay eggs. The maggot that hatches inside the ant eats away at the brain, and the ant starts exhibiting what some might say is zombie-like behavior.][link] … and then … >The maggot eventually migrates into the ant’s head, but Plowes said he “wouldn’t use the word ‘control’ to…

  • #fixreplies

    Twitter changed their policy for @replies today, and [people are mad][kottke]. I’m with them. The [#fixreplies tag is currently getting around 60 messages per second, according to Twitter search][link]. [link]: http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23fixreplies “#fixreplies – Twitter Search” [kottke]: http://www.kottke.org/09/05/every-tweet-is-precious “Kottke: Every Tweet is Precious”