I've learned something new today, courtesy of the NinjaBaker, who has just discovered the following:
Mad cow disease is caused by E. coli zombies.Edited to add:
Explanation, per NB:
It was a thought process about E.coli zombies.I love the logic of scientific offspring.
Cows get it by being fed their own entrails and feces, which contain E.coli. Prions are mutated proteins which ... could theoretically be from dead E.coli. They attack other proteins, convert them into their own, zombious form and eat BRRRRAAAAAIIIIIIINNNSSS.