Is this the beginning of the Zombie apocalypse, as this unknown microbe re-emerges from its millennium and a half slumber to destroy mankind? No? Well it’s an interesting story none the less. This is from i09.com.
“Close to 1,500 years ago, Indians living in what is now Quito, Ecuador buried their most revered dead in 16-meter-deep tombs. An ancient alcoholic beverage was commonly included in these burial vaults. Now, by examining the clay vessels used to ferment and store this brew, a team of South American researchers has managed to not only recover the microbes the Indians used to ferment the ancient beverage, they’ve actually revived them…and they’re unlike any species they’ve ever seen.