StarCraft Science Fact?
Yes, that’s right, StarCraft science fact. It seems as though there are some alien facts within StarCraft that are actually science fact. Or close to it.
iO9 puts together a VERY well though out and explained piece on the Zerg Creep. Head on over to take a look and see for yourself just how close to modern day fungus the Zerg actually are:
So, does any real-world living thing match this description? Surely not, right? Wrong. The closest analog that I know of are slime molds. You’ve probably seen slime mold before without knowing it. They are a type of fungus, often brightly colored and found growing on damp logs in the forest. They are also incredibly weird.
Some types of slime mold are made of multiple cells joined together to form a super-cell with a shared cytoplasm. Ok that’s weird enough, but the other kind of slime mold starts off as a bunch of separate single-celled organisms, which can then coalesce into a multi-celled organism.