Friday, December 07, 2007

Does this not sound like the set-up for a zombie flick?

Minn. Slaughterhouse Workers Fall Ill

Over eight months from last December through July, 11 workers at the plant in Austin, Minn. -- all of them employed at the head table -- developed numbness, tingling or other neurological symptoms, and some scientists suspect inhaled airborne brain matter may have somehow triggered the illnesses.

The use of compressed air to remove pig brains was suspended at Quality Pork earlier this week while authorities try to get to the bottom of the mystery.

(Via Boing Boing.)


Anonymous said...


I can see it now. It's a whole concept....

--W.M. Bear

Emperor said...

There does seem to be an upsurge in mutant animal horror flicks:

Dead Meat - Irish film boasting zombie cows

Black Sheep - New Zealand were-sheep

Isolation - Irish film about an experiment which creates some kind of mutant killer cow.

Its the kind of thing that possibly hasn't been seen since the height of the Cold War and the fear about mutant animals. Is it nerves about global warming or the after effects from the whole mad cow scare over here? Or a bit of both?

Anonymous said...

I like the "mutant killer cow" concept!