13. Wow, dsade pulled this right outta my nightmares
Brain eating amoebas
14. ArcadiaPlanitia is here to melt your mind
They’re basically screwed up proteins that make other proteins get screwed up the same way, like some sort of molecular zombie. Once you have a prion disease, it will slowly destroy your brain by messing up proteins that are vital for life.
Once you have it, there’s no cure and no treatment. You’re just done for. And it can incubate for years; you can have it right now and not know. And as a fun little bonus: disinfectants and other methods of killing viruses, parasites and bacteria will do nothing for a prion.
Fatal familial insomnia is possibly the freakiest prion disease- you just can’t sleep. You get progressively worse insomnia until you can’t sleep at all anymore, which causes delirium, hallucinations, and eventually death. Imagine just knowing your mind is slowly slipping away, all because your body won’t sleep…
That is a prion disease.
15. But wickedCircuits nails the one terrifying thing that should scare you more than anything else
“Honey, sit down. We need to talk.” Nothing good comes after that. Nothing.