By Dr. Pamela Gray
What is Ghoo, exactly?
Well, it would be difficult to get into the exact formula here, but basically it's the only substance known thus far that can harm a Ghoul. Of course, to do this, the Ghoul has to be struck in its weak spot.
Can anyone make Ghoo?
It's not something that you can just whip up with stuff around the house, but yes, with the proper ingredients, anyone can make Ghoo, and, in fact, many people do. These days I'm hearing the term "bathtub Ghoo" a lot, referring to offshoot formulas that folks just whip up in big batches at home. After my mother and I perfected the formula, she was adamant that everyone have the formula, and that it not be marketed like toothpaste or dishwashing liquid. She put the formula on the Web, and faxed it to everyone she could think of, news media, survival groups, etc. Of course, the company we were working for at the time wasn't too happy about that, but we're talking human survival here.
Were you and your mother the only ones working on a formula?
Oh, by no means. After the Infestation, there were hundreds, if not thousands, of chemists, biologists, all kinds of researchers, working on a solution to battle the Ghouls. And they weren't just looking for chemical solutions, like my mother and I were. They were looking to use things like sonic energy, incendiary devices, things like that. Many of these labs are still going strong. We're far from done looking for a way to stop this menace.
Why did you call it Ghoo?
Actually, we didn't. That was the name the soldiers came up with after we started arming them with the weaponry necessary to fire the globs of the substance at the Ghouls. Ghoo is a thick, purple, clear liquid, kind of the consistency of real thick motor oil. The name just stuck.
More questions and answers to come.