Manipulating Parasitic Fungi
There is a parasitic fungi that can brainwash the insects. It manipulates insect's brain forcing him to climb the plant or tree, and upon reaching to the top grows out of his head or body. It can also enter human beings through the ears, germinates in the mind, causes the host to destroy rival communities, and exits via the mouth. A Korean study of a related species of Cordyceps indicates that it has components that may inhibit coagulation, making it potentially beneficial in stroke and heart attack prevention. Some Chinese Olympic athletes use this fungi to improve their stamina and performance.