H1N1, that pesky little bastard that's going to end the world. Like that cute little lady at the bar that you've never seen before, this virus has burst though the door of our collective awareness. At first, you might think, "well hello there." But,
Historically, all species find a nice comfortable stasis with their environment. Then, when one species becomes over-populated, something comes along and F's them in the A. For T-rex, it was a huge rock from space. For Cro Magnan, it was gigantic ice cubes from Russia. Then we came along and it was Plague 600 years ago, then, in Dec. 1917, Spanish Flu started killing us quicker than a trigger-happy Dick Cheney.
The virus mutated from birds, to humans, to pigs, and now back to humans. I guess we're just that freaking loveable. H1N1 mainly targets healthy, young humans. So all Cracked readers are completely safe, don't worry.
Get clean, get vaccinated and stop hugging homeless people.