Our chances of surviving a zombie attack......

Our chances of surviving a zombie attack......

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    Our chances of surviving a zombie attack......

    Looks like scientists don't think we would survive.

    In order to give humans a better shot, the study, which was completed by researchers at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University, focused on the classic depiction of zombies: ie, slow moving and stupid, as opposed to modern variants that are fast, cunning, and more dangerous. Unfortunately, the scenario still didn't bode so well for us un-undead folks.
    Would the Human Race Survive a Zombie Attack? Scientists Say it's Unlikely : TreeHugger

    I think with a little lead osmosis treatment for our undead friends, our odds would go up.
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    Yes we would. Undoubtedly. As long as we continue to diligently train a new generation of Zombie-Hunters, that is.

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    well if not Zombies....Killer robots

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    Robots are easy... just get a Super Soaker :P

    this might do for both zombies and robots...

    If you didn't catch the story, some guy hid a 12ga shotgun in the shell of a super soaker.
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    Heck! We beat them Triffids by spraying salt water on 'em, if memory serves. How do we know that you can't dezombie a zombie with chicken soup. When I wuz a kid it cured everything else.

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    From the article cited in the OP:

    "But modeling a so-called "zombie plague" scenario has distinct real world benefits. Such a plague in many ways mimics a powerful infectious disease--the kind of which is spreading faster due to climate change. "

    Great. Add one more consequence to runaway global warming: zombie attacks. Clearly the global warming zealots need to go back to the drawing board.

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    If zombies do attack, all you reloaders out there have a huge advantage:
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    I don't know. I think the "rage virus" zombies would be a much bigger problem than the slow George Romero ones. I am fortunate enough to live in a gated community that has either a wall or fence all the way around. The "rage virus" ones would just climb over. The Romero ones we could just close the gates and check our adult beverage supply.
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    I think playing "Slim Whitman" records incredibly loud should do the trick. It worked in Mars Attacks.
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    I have always been convinced that a population of predators who consume their prey/would-be progeny would be unlikely to reproduce in massive numbers. Only people who were bitten and managed to escape would become new zombies; the rest would presumably be ripped apart and eaten, thus not creating many more new undead.

    Of course, that wouldn't make for a very good movie...
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