Latest Pentagon Project: Zombie Pigs

By Zombie Hunter Sam
Dec
29
2009

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Here’s some science of the new decade for you: how about draining pigs of their blood, making them clinically dead, and then bringing them back to life?

Naturally, this is a military project, and those always end well. The theory goes, if you drain a pig (which has a physiology similar to humans) of blood and replace it with a cocktail of hydrogen sulfide, you will extend the “golden period” where life saving surgery and medical treatment are possible. Basically, you shut down the brain and heart, placing the patient in suspended animation, and bring them back later.

Dr Matthew Miller working on the project states: “Everybody’s talking about the military use of this, and that’s our focus now.” He continues, “but really, this could be much, much bigger than that.”

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This will surely save lives on the battlefield if perfected, but at what cost? Where does mental deterioration and unstable psychosis set in? Agreed, this could be a stretch, but this reanimation research continues.

With a 15-person team working exclusively on this project, successful results are expected within 18 months. “Darpa wants this to happen yesterday, because it was needed yesterday,” Dr. Miller said. Once the team comes up with the right elixir, it’ll undergo federally mandated safety testing. After that, the vaccine will be sent to the battlefield for application to live humans.

One may call it suspended animation, life extension or a zombie vaccine, but the science and research into extended life after death continues.

Resources

Pentagon: Zombie Pigs First, Then Hibernating Soldiers (Wired)

Pentagon Plans Zombie Pig Project: Night of the Living Swine? (Gadget review)

Second Illustration: Marmoto

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  • 1 Unknown Diamondz Dec 29, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    O.O
    Really now? Thats insane.

  • 2 Orange glint Dec 29, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Oink….oink…. brains…

  • 3 logan Dec 29, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    cool. good idea. cool. But, the mental deterioration, as stated. doesn’ take that long, from what i’ve heard. Would you have a soldier die? or mentally deteriorate them until their “life” was that of zomeone who can’t feed themselves or even talk right?
    I’d rather die.

  • 4 josho123 Dec 29, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    i [know] right if you take what would be the point of living they [wouldn’t] [even] no how to fight. THE END IS COMING

  • 5 Orange glint Dec 29, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Id rather have them replace my body parts with machines like in that one movie. Million dollar man or something. Or like in bionic woman, or like in project snowblind.

  • 6 mike Dec 30, 2009 at 12:57 am

    mmmmmm zombie pork. wherent they doing this with rats last year?

  • 7 james cooper Dec 30, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    That would be impossible. Here are a few reasons why that come to mind for me..
    1) You’d have to replace the entire skeletal structure as well, with one that can refresh this hydrogen sulfide concoction.. Reason being, when blood cells die they are excreted from the body in your feces. So to keep your body from running out of blood your bone marrow creates new blood cells and platelets. This supports both your immune system and a healthy functionality of the body in whole. This isn’t just for humans but all animals warm blooded, especially pigs. if you were to drain a pig of all its blood and replace said blood with some mixture of gases (which hydrogen sulfide is) your body would naturally start producing blood to be mixed into this chemical in the body. However, if you were to keep the pig on life support I suppose you could find a means of destroying the blood vessels in the marrow.. stopping the animal from creating a new supply of blood. This would deteriorate the bones as the body decayed.. so in essence that would make it a true zombie…
    2) hydrogen sulfide is a gas. It’s the same gas that makes bad eggs smell bad and farts drive your co-workers out of the elevator. To say it could act as an artificial blood supply would very well be the same as saying you could flush your vehicle of all the gas and use a hydrogen-oxide type chemical to run the vehicle autonomously. By the way, the only hydrogen-oxide type chemical known to mankind is water.
    3) In what way would creating a zombie, a dead organism, no longer capable of self-rejuvenation help science discover any potential possibilities to enhance human livelihood? A zombie is one thing and one thing only, dead! So why not use a rotting corpse? Why must the corpse become a moving rotting corpse before we discover it useful in research? This leans more to the philosophy aspect of zombie-ism then per say the scientific value.

  • 8 Head_Hunter94 Jan 11, 2010 at 3:35 am

    Thats crazy zombie pigs now!!! China is going to be the cause of the zombie apacolypse you watch and see. Their going to test it on us americans and turn us into zombies and kill the rest of us.

  • 9 josho123 Jan 14, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    in science class we were talking about how [Frankenstein]could actually happen and i told her about how they reanimated the dog head and she couldnt [believe] it

  • 10 prophet Jan 31, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    what’s the point of that?

  • 11 dookie791 Feb 24, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    james cooper has a point. He did his homework. He is 100% right. But, they might have known this and are trying to make skeletal blood reproduction process come to a halt by atomic means. Re-animation will never be perfect, and is only possible for less than a minute, usually. James, we’re talking about government zombie pigs, which reminds me of a certain Invader Zim episode, which means anything is possible.

  • 12 carlos Jul 4, 2010 at 5:40 am

    the human race is getting cocky. soon they’ll think they can secure a human experiment and then here comes the apocalype… i just hope none of the countries get the idea to reanimate the dead and “think” they can make sure it doesnt get away.

  • 13 Ghosts343 Jul 6, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    so if this is perfected then they will Use Soldiers lives as a human Guinnea Pig WOW thats messed up!!!!!

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