It's embarrassing to have to drag around a person who has no inkling of respect for the people around them. They're like an angry, walking liability who's mean to servers. That's why it's so nice to see someone like that get served a little taste of delicious humble pie. Or another satisfying one, here's a customer who weaponized a tip jar to defeat a Karen.
So it might not be as the stigma goes that French soldiers are cowards that run away at the first sign of trouble. Due to some questionable design choices on their bayonets, they might not have had a choice. Though the fault is only their own. A simple oversight in designing the bayonet of the French MAS-36 rifle lead to a massive headache for the French army, and a lot of ribbing for anyone who was shortsighted enough to fall victim to the issue.
Mollivirus sibericum, which translates to "soft virus from Siberia", is the fourth such 'giant virus' discovered this century. The same team of scientists discovered another of these, Pithovirus sibericum, last year, and Mollivirus sibericum was isolated from the same sample of permafrost.
These prehistoric viruses are called 'giant viruses' because they're visible by light microscopy, with lengths greater than half a micron - a thousandth of a millimetre. As bugs go, they're big.
If the idea that scientists are going to wake this thing up sounds a little disconcerting – and, to be honest, it's not altogether unlike the opening scenes of a plague disaster movie – don't worry. The researchers say they will only revive the virus if they can be certain it's not a threat to animals or humans.
Of course it sounds like the beginning of a movie like Outbreak, but the idea of reintroducing a 30,000-year-old thing back into society also sounds a lot like Encino Man.
The reanimating is meant to be held in the context of our warming Earth. Over time, those frozen Siberian tundras ain't going to be so frozen anymore and the Brendan Frasers of the virus world will reawaken without the help of Pauly Shore scientists.
So, that's terrifying.
But there's still little in the way of explanation as to why these researchers want to reanimate this ancient virus. Either they are just doing it to do it, or they are servants of Cthulhu and this is how they call him to come devour our world.
The whole thing reminds me of the massive plan to blow up the moon.