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- Where do Zombies come from ?
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Killing Zombies (3)
This frequently asked question has a simple answer: Destroy the Zombie’s brain
While there may be other theories on how to end these creature’s lives, the reality is that they are already dead so the questions is not so much how to kill a Zombie as it is to stop/disable/end a Zombie and this is linked to disabling it’s brain.
For further reading this ehow article details the 4 best ways to kill a Zombie which include:
- Destroy the brain.
- Sever the head.
- Burn ’em.
- Mulch or crush the zombie.
In other words all brain destroying activities…
This is as much a matter of person preference as it is selecting the most devastating Zombie weapon.
Over at Zombie Research this article gives some very practical advice in anti-Zombie weaponary selection:
- Firearms eventually run out of bullets, resulting in a tense battlefield moment.
- Other Ranged Weapons (eg spear, throwing ax, battle Frisbee, boomerang – boomerang?!) have capacity issues i.e. how many can you take into battle?
- Edged weapons (eg Swords, machetes, claws and spikes) will eventually loose their edge and need a quick sharpen but the Zombies probably wont give you 5 minutes to do this.
- Blunt weapons are dangerous from most angles and need little or no upkeep. Best of all they’re more easily obtained than other specialized weapons.Zombie Reserach did of course assume that the defender is fit and string enough to swing the blunt weapon effectively…
Surviving a Zombie Attack (1)
While a Zombie can inflict a wide range of injuries on your person there’s probably a couple you should really be concerned about:
Eating your brain
As you might imagine this is a bit of a show stopper for you at least.
By the time a Zombie is munching on your brain… well you probably aren’t in a fit state to use it anyway. You’re a goner. So be concerned about this injury…
Passing on the Zombie Virus
Zombies are people who have become infected with the Zombie Virus. So if a Zombie passes the Z-virus onto you then you will metamorphose into a Zombie yourself – a wholly unpleasant and definitely one way trip… So yeah; getting infected by a Zombie is bad news for your human existence too.
Zombie Origins (1)
Zombie 101 (15)
Well you can if you really want but you’ll find that you wake up a Zombie yourself!
This is the viral strain that can turn perfectly normal people into flesh eating Zombies
Check out what zombievirus.org have to say about this
Here’s a much more authoritative reference on this subject:
From the Haitian Creole word zonbi which describes an animated corpse resurrected by mystical means, such as witchcraft
Yes in the sense that before becoming Zombies the person (or animal) was of a particular gender. As Zombies don’t procreate tho’ there really is not need for male and female Zombies to be getting together to make babies… So… they have residual (ie pre-existing) gender characteristics from their pre-Zombie existence – does that count as Zombie gender though ? Hmm interesting…
..err do you mean before they eat your brain or after !!?
Perhaps the horrific stench might give them away?
What about the lurching unco movements?
The menacing pursuit of humans?
Its subtle but if you observe carefully you’ll notice the difference… If you live long enough!
Just human brains.
…although I’ve seen reports of Zombie animals so it sounds like there might be a bit of Zombie diet indiscretion going on too…
Zombies are not sophisticated creatures. While they were previously human like you and I – well you anyway – the Zombie virus has stripped all of that human-ness away leaving a barren shell with only one purpose – that is to eat human brains.
Sorry I got a bit distracted there… Yes well getting back to the question:
Zombies don’t and can’t understand the concept of ‘hanging out’ – not in any social context.
Entertainment? No this is to part of the Zombie psyche.
Well yeah Duh!
..and unless you would like to live on for eternity in a wretched smelly body, with your only capability of expressing a primitive grunting noise and poorly coordinated gestures then you had better hope you see any Zombies coming at you!
In a word.. No
Zombies hunger after living humans, and dont like the rotten flesh of their fellow Zombies. They can also smell the decaying flesh of other zombies, and then smell the preferred fresh flesh of living humans.