Scientists discover more than 30 viruses frozen in ice, most never seen before
By - QueenOfQuok
Wake up babe new virus just dropped
Smart move, can't die from covid if you are aleady dead
What is dead may never die.
But only rises again, stronger
And with strange aeons, even death may die?
3rd thought: thaw them in a lab, study them, design a vaccine just in case.
Then after all your years of service and research get called a liar by an unlicensed optometrist during senate hearings.
There's also methane in the ice too!
"Good news, everyone!"
"My only regret is that I have...^boneitis."
"You know, that dance wasn't as safe as they said it was."
“Don’t you worry about Planet express, let me worry about Blank!”
Blank? Blank?! You're not looking at the big picture!
Just a couple of 80’s Reganauts
Is this guy a shark, or what?!
to *shreds* you say
And the wife..?
To shreds you say...
I am proud to be the Sheppard of this heard of sharks.
Sharks don't look back. Because they don't have necks
I literally just watched that futurama episode were the cold virus was found in fry.
"It could kill everyone or no one. It might even bring a couple people back to life. Anything is possible with science!"
God I miss that show
Sweet zombie Jesus! I do too
I miss it so much that I’m angry. If anyone needs me, I’ll be in my angry dome!
"I think I perfected a plague that will destroy all life on Azeroth!"
SLIME IS FLOWING AGAIN
Unexpected best expansion pack *ever.*
Man, those were the days.
Tastes like cherry!
Thanks for reminding me I need to farm invincible still...
“I’m selling some of my doomsday devices”
“What does this one do?”
“OoOoh that one kills everything everywhere!”
I suppose I could part with *one* and still be feared.
oh no, not again!!
everyone, burn all the grain before it's too late!!!!
Arthas did nothing wrong.
He really didn't.
Uther was a bitch and wasn't willing to do what needed to be done. Arthas knew what was up.
Had the others (Uther, Jaina) supported him, he would never have fallen.
They knew what the plague did, they knew that they had no time to waste and that the life of the citizens was all but forfeit. But they could only talk, not spill the blood.
At least that gave us this beautiful [parody](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gCo8fajC7o)
Uther and Jaina made the most cowardly decision possible in that situation. "Oh Arthas you culling the people of Stratholme before they turn into dangerous undead is unconscionable, **which is why we're going to leave and let you do it**". They should have either helped him or killed him on the spot, instead they shat on Arthas for doing what they literally acquiesced to by leaving.
Badddddd news, daddyyyyy
To shreds you say
And how is his wife?
To shreds you say?
Everybody is making Warcraft references but my mind jumped to Futurama
Technically, Warcraft was making a Futurama reference.
They're making references to a Futurama reference in WoW, so it's technically both
i thought was a futurama reference,lol
"It's the New Dacia Sanderro"
I needed a laugh today. Thanks
I read it the way you intended me to hear it
Just in time for COVID-13000 BC
I’m really interested to see where they take COVID: Valhalla
When you die from covid:
“Oh, you’re finally awake!”
COVID: BLACK PLAGUE
Are there pirates in this COVID?
Covid: Revenge of the sick
“The First COVID” coming to theaters near you.
a prequel? never as good as the OG but maybe it’ll give 2020 some context
Good thing theres 30 of them
Oh so it's owned by Disney?
BC means Before Covid, right?
Ha. Jesus was born 2019BC.
Just what we need
And you say, "This is The End"
And you say, "This is The End"
Ohhhh baby yoooou...
"OH, BABY YOU... CAUGHT A DISEASE..."
“But you say it’s not that bad….. But you say it’s not that bad”
Oh baby youuuuuuuu.... Need a vacciiiine
Rest In Peace
Another Stephen king novel
On the next episode of Climate Change! The heat dome steps into the polar vortexes turf. They clash and whip up a heat wave vortex, melting layer after layer of prehistoric ice, awakening an ancient airborne AIDS!
There was an outbreak of Anthrax in Siberia a few years ago that was believed to be from a very old reindeer carcass defrosting that was infected with it.
Yeah! I heard of that and other reports weird things floating on top of melted permafrost for years now. Some still able to be revived, I believe.
Viruses tend to keep well frozen. They aren’t even technically alive to begin with.
That is not dead which can eternal lie
And with strange aeons even death may die
"Anthrax - Infected Reindeer Carcass"
Gotta say it kinda works.
I’d give it a listen
I melt the ice caps,
James gets in the middle of a turf fight between a heat dome and a polar vortex,
And Richard contracts ancient airborne AIDS!
Some say he's a polar vortex, and that if he were near a heat dome, he'd wear a mask so as not to contract ancient airborne AIDS.
All we know is, he's The Stig's Arctic cousin!
This is literally my worst nightmare about the ice caps melting.
The methane being released en masse is actually pretty damned bad.
People dont know that this is the real threat and that its out.
Not only that but the ice is melting at an alarming rate which means much of the land will eventually be under water. If you watch any shows on archeology and the history of ancient cities you know that many cities have been discovered under water.
Holy fuck, before i clicked replies I thought to myself _this is how you get airborne AIDS_
We shall call it, the holy fuck.
***I can feel it coming in the air tonight***
and this is how you get zombies...
It will finally make the summer olympics interesting.
*The sequel to Ice-Age movie franchise, "ICE AIDS"*
Hopefully, not coming to theatres near you.
And we find out what really killed the dinosaurs, dinoaids.
Stop sticking it the velociraptor and we may just get through this.
But... Have you SEEN the 'raptor? Day-*amn*.
She's a clever girl, but she is also dummy thicc
This is almost exactly the premise of *The Tomorrow War*.
Spoiler: >!Terrifying, almost invincible, human-consuming aliens crashed on Earth and were buried under snow and ice in Russia. They were released when the snow/ice melted from climate change.!<
Enjoyed that movie, but MAN did it ever have some terrible plot holes.
Holy fuck, most of the plot holes were fine, but it just kept getting worse toward the end. The beginning of the end was when Chris Pratt decided to jump after his daughter in the future when everybody fuckin knows that she's already dead and all you're doing is dooming the human race.
After that, volcano kid. I'll let it go because he's literally painted as turbonerd the whole movie, and they realistically could have found an expert in any form.
But the fucking government thing. "We can't afford to send anyone to Russia for this, but we can afford to send thousands into the future even though we know 95% of them will die while doing so. Oh, and Russia will be mad." Meanwhile good ol' pops just so happens to have a Chekov's gun'd C130 in his backyard that won't have any problem getting into russian airspace and landing/taking off in the middle of nowhere.
Oh, and the alien ship isn't 400 or whatever meters below the surface. It's right at the surface right now, so easy to access!
The monsters aren't even frozen. What are they doing?
People are fucking dying and none of you have a satellite phone. Fucking none of you brought a satellite phone to say "hey we found the ship, bomb the everloving fuck out of XX.XXXXXN XX.XXXXXE."
Finally, "Oh, friends of mine *died* after you said no to giving us any help whatsoever and now I'm just going to let you take all the credit."
Extremely cool premise, but holy fuck did they fuck it up worse and worse as time went on.
They didn't even need any of the neurotoxin in the end if they'd just bomb the hell out of the place to begin with
True... but they didn't realize that until the end of the movie. Sadly that is 2/3rds of the film's plot.
Why the fuck inject the aliens separately with a poison when your backup solution is to blow the ship up anyway. Just fucking blow the ship up.
I got you! BUT what bothered me literally the *most* is the creatures ammo could apparently rip through BP vests, but was stopped by drywall?? Seriously: spikes sticking out of the walls = stopped projectile. SMH *shame!*. ALSO just ONE of these things levelled a platoon. Infinite ammo apparently. But the just quit shooting at the heroes, I guess? or the heroes really
good at dodging? (like, so fast the camera couldn’t see it!)
I don't want to lose you!!!
*Sees daughter 5 minutes later.*
The movie was good, wasn't terrible. Its worth at least 1 watch but like you mentioned right after that scene he jumps after her it felt like it took a turn in writing... What did it for me was him and his wife figured out the situation regarding aliens in the present which was like, how did no one in the future even remotely consider that possibility but these 2 did in a short conversation. THE OTHER THING THAT BUGGED ME WAS THE SHIP. They find the ship and have the neurotoxin the thing they spent 3/4 of or more than a half of the movie to create and use it to kill a few of them but end up blowing the entire ship with explosives? Why even make the neurotoxin such a big deal, I get plans don't always go the way it's expected but it kinda made the earlier parts of the movie seem so meaningless.
Also the lack of explanation for the time gate thing was kinda a let down or how their teleportation was interfered but no explanation for that was mentioned was also weird.
Fuck I didn't even realize that, but you're absolutely right. "Oh no, your teleportation through time messed up and we actually threw everyone 500ft up in the air. No sorry, we don't know why it happened."
Like now I'm mad that there wasn't an explanation for that.
Everyone's out there calling Yvonne Strahovski a hero who saved the world. She did a good job, but someone invented mass time travel and that person gets no recognition. Everything that everyone does is only possible because of the time bridge.
I don't understand why Amazon and Netflix spend so much God damn money on shitty movies with terrible plot lines.
Marvel and DC universes aside most great movies these days are not big budget stuff. Look at the movie Pig. It couldn't have cost that much to make, had very little as far as FX go, and it was an excellent movie.
Why aren't there more Good Will Hunting and Shawshank Redemption quality movies coming out anymore? I mean seriously someone tell me a movie that's come out in the last 5 years I'll still be rewatching in 25 years. Even if we expand it to thriller movies, what movie is as good as Seven that we'll still be watching and talking about in 2050?
I enjoyed the never-ending bullet hose of a gun he seemed to have the entire movie
It had a plot between all the holes? But yeah, it was fun to watch.
You need some serious commitment to suspension of disbelief to watch that movie. Even within the sci-fi genre.
And just overall shitty writing.
How do we keep unlocking harder difficulties? Is someone trying to do an extinction speedrun?
People are wondering why there are more ufo-sightings, everyone knows that you get the most viewers at the finale of a series.
It's just the property surveyors.
You're just away for a few months and your garden gets infested with weird creatures digging everything up and leaving garbage everywhere.
Pshh... We're not even past 'hurt me plenty'. People just needed to wear masks and we could barely get through that.
Imagine all those same people who refuse to wear a mask or get a shot being told they have to ration food, water, or power.
Am I the only one picturing that scene from Monsters, Inc.?
"Put that thing back where it came from...!"
Or so help me
That's what I was thinking, but it's been a while since I've watched that movie.
Bum bum bum
I'm thinking X-files
I agree, I’ve seen that movie
we were just in that movie...
We're still in it
This summer has been a bit of an interlude. The second act is gonna be bananas.
Remember, it's the second act where characters reach the lowest of lows.
Point well taken, not ready for a sequel
Frozen Virii 2: This Is Bat Country
Fast and Furious 3: Virulent Drift
Jurassic Bug 4: Zoonotic shift
Fast and *Flu*-rious
I'll see myself out.
I don't think we'll have a choice. That ice (all ice) is melting so it's only a matter of time before some weird new viruses are released. But don't worry, you'll probably die from some other horrible thing before that happens.
Just wait till you find out what happens when climate change melts those glaciers that have been frozen since before humanity existed.
Glaciers flow, albeit very slowly, so the ice isn't as old as you think it is.
Can't wait for the Virus new releases alongside the Classics from days gone by. I miss Black Death and can't wait to meet the Human Inside Out Virus
Black death is still around, but not something to be worried about
That's caused by bacteria, though, not a virus.
Better invest in good weather stripping-- the "Fog that Turns People Inside Out" will be here soon enough
It's worse than that flesh eating virus you've read about.
It's difficult enough for viruses to jump from a currently living animal to humans.
Also, these viruses may even still be around, but have just been missed because they only infect some tiny insect or microbe.
With temperatures rising from global warming, these could be released sooner than we would like. Probably a good idea to study them if possible and come up with a cure if needed.
Goodie two-shoes. We should lick them now and see if dey tasty.
They’re unlikely to target human biology. That doesn’t mean they won’t have a devastating effect on the modern environment though.
What makes them unlikely to affect humans?
Currently only a very very tiny proportion of all virus on the planet are able to affect humans. So it is safe to assume it was the same for super old viruses. Also even if they were virus that affected humans back then (article said at least 14 thousand years ago) human changed in that time so might be unable to target us.
You help people who need sleep go to sleep tonight. I am people. Thank you lol
Just don’t think about the fact that evolutionarily speaking we are essentially identical to humans from 14000 years ago.
Do. Not. Jinx. Us.
Kfc now with 8 spices and herbs
Its extremely unlikely that viruses preserved for millions of years in ice are able to use modern mammals as a host. In fact the overwhelming majority of known viruses dont have any affect on humans. This isn't something likely to have any impact on modern medicine.
The only reason why they found them was a melting glacier.
It's probably already too late but non of them affect humans or animals. Only plant or soil. So after the pandemic we will get a worldwide food shortage.
Oh that’s already coming with climate change
Nothing to worry about there then 😏
Record floods! Record fires! Record heat waves! Record deforestation! Record ice melting! Record sea level rise! It can't get any worse!
Mother Nature: Hold my beer.
Gamma ray burst 💥
Over way too fast. You need dramatic build-up. Something like a stellar visitor to the inner solar system. You can have all sorts of disasters stacked on top of each other with years of increasing tension.
Just wait for when the ArkStorm hits California followed by the Big One:
Let's be real, they'll probably happen in the same year because that's the stupidest most unrealistic thing that could happen, which is pretty much what we've been getting ever since they fired up the LHC.
>An ARkStorm (for atmospheric river 1,000 storm) is a hypothetical but scientifically realistic "megastorm" scenario developed and published by the Multi Hazards Demonstration Project (MHDP) of the United States Geological Survey, based on historical occurrences. It describes an extreme storm that could devastate much of California, causing up to $725 billion in losses (mostly due to flooding), and affect a quarter of California's homes. The event would be similar to exceptionally intense California storms that occurred between December 1861 and January 1862, which dumped nearly 10 feet of rain in parts of California, over a period of 43 days.
>The San Andreas Fault is a continental transform fault that extends roughly 1,200 kilometers (750 mi) through California. It forms the tectonic boundary between the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate, and its motion is right-lateral strike-slip (horizontal). The fault divides into three segments, each with different characteristics and a different degree of earthquake risk. The slip rate along the fault ranges from 20 to 35 mm (0.
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Dumbasses : it is just weather.
We humanity as a whole is fucked.
I think my apocalypse bingo card is almost full now.
I only need 3 more and I'll get a 5 euro gift card.
Nobody made The Thing reference and I'm very disappointed.
“I know you boys have been through a lot today but… id like to not spend the rest of this winter TIED TO THIS FUCKING COUCH”
*Pours whiskey on computer*
*You gotta be f\*cking kidding me!*
I watched Sweet Tooth this does not end well.
I don't want to get The Sick. *left pinky twitches violently*
I just preemptively cut my two little fingers. I'm now immune to the sick.
At least there are caramel apples in the apocalypse.
had to come a long way for this but it was worth it
Sweep that shit back under the snow quick
lol what snow
Some people here are thinking this is an actual threat. From what I understand, these viruses are not adapted to infect humans and we shouldn’t be worried. I was wondering if there was another reason that people are making a big deal about this?
Edit: After some more research, I have come to the conclusion that redditors are dumbasses. These viruses are not a threat and that there are huge numbers of harmless viruses. This strange fearmongering isn’t what I would have expected from this many people in the comments section.
You take a pinch of soil from your garden and you will probably find five new viruses never catalogued before.
Finding unknown viruses isn't an earth shattering discovery.
Yeah, most people aren't aware about the absurd amount of viral species there are, or how specialized they have to evolve to infect any specific animal. The risk posed by these is absolutely laughable compared to any other product of climate change.
> I have come to the conclusion that redditors are dumbasses.
Look at the top comments. They're all two sentences or less. Many people just don't like to read anything longer than that. Which is why they only read headlines and short jokes about those headlines. There's a fundamental lack of curiosity here. Because my first response upon seeing that headline was a desire to know more.
Seriously, I had to hide ~22 comment chains before I got to this one. And every time a topic like this comes up, the same thing happens over and over.
It's like whenever the topic of AI is even hinted at in a headline, everyone's gotta make their little quip about Skynet or some shit.
I wouldn't mind these things so much, but it's *every* thread with this stuff. The same jokes and dozens of parent comments filled with it rammed to the very top. Every. Time.
Interesting but hardly cause for concern is the proper takeaway.
Most comments are basically just copy-pasted memes and clichés anyway. Why do I even spend time on reddit anymore?
Yeah all the top comments are just painfully unfunny jokes, can’t believe I had to scroll this far to find someone saying they’re harmless.
Virulence in viruses comes from the fact that they have co-evolved with humans and other animal species over thousands of years. A virus locked in permafrost wouldn’t do shit to us because all of its ‘virulent’ factors will not be able to interact with human receptors.
But they're*all* getting thawed out now!
Still think climate change is benign?
Don't. Thaw. That. Ice.
Oh boy, are you going to be disappointed.
Nobody tell him
Thaw 'em out! Let the bad times roll!
Release them all at the same time. I want to see a viral battle royale.
It *would* probably take the focus off of COVID-19...
"Let them fight!"