Zombie apocalypse would wipe out humankind in just 100 days, students calculate

A real-life zombie outbreak would leave the world’s population in shambles, with less than 300 survivors remaining a mere one hundred days into the apocalypse, according to students from the University of Leicester. Assuming that a zombie can find one person each day, with a 90 per cent chance of infecting victims with the zombie … Continue reading

We’re in this together: Group dynamics in disaster scenarios

Whether it’s George Romero’s classic “Night of the Living Dead” or AMC’s ratings juggernaut “The Walking Dead,” there is a common element in zombie apocalypse fiction and that’s the fact that people survive better in groups, but not all groups work. The reason some groups do better than other is largely due to organization. An … Continue reading

U.K. group calls for ban on ‘zombie killer’ knives

The United Kingdom’s Local Government Association issued a call for the immediate ban of so-called “zombie killer” knives in a statement released Friday. According to the group, the horror-film inspired blades are sold as novelty collector items, but are being purchased by gangs for use in criminal activities. LGA points to a rise in knife … Continue reading

McGowan uses sexist comments to decry sexism

By Chris Post For those of you who don’t follow celebrity news, everyone’s favorite go-go dancer with a machine gun leg has been making headlines for her critique of sexism in Hollywood. Rose McGowan, who famously played Cherry Darling in the sorta-zombie movie Grindhouse back in 2007, took to social media to blast a casting … Continue reading investigates how a zombie pandemic would disrupt the U.S. banking industry

More than one fan of the zombie genre has daydreamed about the main upside to the apocalypse: total debt relief. Good credit, bad credit, no credit, it doesn’t matter if the world all comes to an end. But what if it isn’t a total apocalypse? What if the zombie apocalypse somehow manages to be contained … Continue reading

Zombie UFO drill held

As we reported in march, officials in Moscow, Idaho, were planning an emergency training exercise with the theme “Zombie UFO crash.” The exercise gained some attention when it appeared briefly on on a FEMA website listing upcoming events. A small controversy arose among those who felt FEMA was wasting taxpayer money preparing for something as … Continue reading

UFO zombies: Harmless exercise or national conspiracy?

UFO zombies are making headlines in Moscow. No, this doesn’t have anything to do with last month’s meteor in Russia. Depending on who you talk to, it doesn’t even have anything to do with UFOs or zombies. The event in question is a zombie-themed disaster response exercise planned for April 27 in the town of … Continue reading

Canadians ready for zombie apocalypse

Those familiar with the Max Brooks novel “World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War” might remember the passage where American refugees flee northward to Canada in hopes that the country’s harsh winter will freeze zombies in their tracks. It turns out that that the Canadian government is discussing just such an event. … Continue reading

This is not a democracy anymore.

“Democracy is cumbersome, slow and inefficient, but in due time, the voice of the people will be heard and their latent wisdom will prevail, ” — Thomas Carlyle Democracy is a great form of government, but in a zombie apocalypse it just might get you killed. As Scottish essayist Thomas Carlyle noted, democracy is slow … Continue reading