Friday Fun: 7 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Outbreak Would Fail (Quickly)

Ah, zombies. I found myself feeling a certain, ah, nostalgia for the good old days when I used to post non-stop about shambling dead, decaying wrecks. The good old days, way back at the beginning of July and even earlier.

I seem to be obsessed.

So, from Cracked: 7 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Outbreak Would Fail (Quickly):

  • They Have Too Many Natural Predators
  • They Can't Take the Heat
  • They Can't Handle the Cold
  • Biting is a Terrible Way to Spread a Disease
  • They Can't Heal from Day to Day Damage
  • The Landscape is Full of Zombie-Proof Barriers
  • Weapons and the People Who Use Them. As we touched on briefly above, if Homo sapiens are good at one thing, it's killing other things. We're so good at it that we've made entire other species cease to exist without even trying. Add to the mix the sheer number of armed rednecks and hunters out there, and the zombies don't even stand a chance. There were over 14 million people hunting with a license in the U.S. in 2004. At a minimum, that's like an armed force the size of the great Los Angeles area.

This article actually makes me feel a lot better about the odds of humanity beating back the hoards and preventing a zombie apocalypse. Phew.

Anyways, here's a list of some of my earlier excursions into zombiemania. I really must be obsessed.

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