Mar 08, 2023

By Andy Johnson

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He was born in Beirut, raised and schooled in Toronto and has made a career out of playing avenging angels in the Matrix and John Wick movies.

Now Canada’s Keanu Reeves has a new adversary; fungus!

German scientists have discovered compounds that kill harmful fungi in plants and humans and in honour of the 58-year old actor’s combat skills, they’ve named the antimicrobials “keanumycins.”

The head of the German group says these microbials are like an assassin or a hit man killing a couple of different fungi very effectively.

For his part, Reeves says they should’ve called the fungus killers “John Wick,” but says it’s still pretty cool and he then thanked the scientists for their work.

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