Zombie Dogs no longer just for chasing Milla Jovovich

29 Jun

In an earlier post I had mentioned that this article:

Scientists Create Zombie Dogs

Was probably fake. Well my curiosity got the better of me.

Using my Woodward/Bernstein-like investigative skills I contacted Samuel Tisherman, M.D. – Associate Director of the Shock and Suspended Animation program at the Safar Center for Resuscitation research in Pittsburgh.

Here is his reply:

Unfortunately, the truth of our research has been greatly exaggerated by the tabloid press especially in Europe. FYI, here is the non-tabloid version of the truth:

Here is a quote from the article:

The British tabloid press caught wind of this work and a series of hair-raising stories began to circulate on the Internet last weekend referring to “zombie dogs,” complete with inflammatory werewolf photos. The stories have made their way through cyberspace to media outlets as far away as Australia.

“It’s so unfair and so bizarre,” Kochanek said. “Somebody must have thought the title ‘zombie dog’ would be a catchy phrase. Obviously they were right, but obviously that is the farthest thing from what we are doing, which is trying to save lives.”

Then Samuel Tisherman added:

P.S. – Actually, we really are creating zombie dog armies, don’t tell anyone though. oh wait i have to go theres some sort of scuffle in the hallway. oh dear go

Then it abruptly ended?? :shrug:

But for serious I did contact him and he confirmed the story is true but exaggerated.


4 Responses to “Zombie Dogs no longer just for chasing Milla Jovovich”

  1. bishmanrock June 29, 2005 at 5:03 pm #

    I realised the other one was an April Fools joke, but I had no idea this one had any truth to it what so ever.

    • bboyneko June 29, 2005 at 5:08 pm #

      You can thank my ground-breaking investigative journalism for the confirmation.

  2. abductedsed June 29, 2005 at 5:52 pm #

    Um, I realised it was true once I read the New articles…
    though I am amused at the “zombie dog” bullshit. Honestly people just retarded.

    • bboyneko June 29, 2005 at 8:19 pm #

      the first day the story appeared in the news it was only in the one australian paper with the zombie headline. Hence my doubt. THe next day the daily mail and an indian paper printed their version. Later that day the pittsburgh story was published, which finally gave the zombie dog thing credability.

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