Did life on earth originate from spacefaring zombie microbes? Maybe. The real question is whether the dormant genetic vestiges of these zombie microbes will eventually cause a zombie Apocalypse and the total annihilation of the earth, thus continuing their mindless interstellar infection. Just asking questions here.
According to a recent study, forty percent of children are at risk of becoming zombies, which may result in what is being referred to as the “zombie generation.” These children are sleep-deprived, due partially to staying up late at night texting and talking on their mobile phones, making them more susceptible to becoming zombies.
The researchers fear that the economic downturn could exacerbate the problem — “[parents] build these big houses but the children grow up in emotional silos,” one researcher stated, concluding that it’s only a matter of time until they become brainless hordes in desperate search for human flesh.
The zombie plague has begun, but it hasn’t yet spread to humans. The infectious agent isn’t a virus — it’s a parasitic fly that attacks fire ants by laying eggs.
The zombification begins when the egg hatches and a maggot eats the fire ant’s brains. The ant later reanimates, walking around until its head falls off.
In a risky move, some Texas researchers are releasing this parasitic fly to combat fire ant infestation across the state. When will this parasite mutate and begin attacking humans? Could we already be in the process of mutation, with maggots already eating their way through the brains of unwitting Texans?
A zombie maggot plague? I guess this B-movie plot had to hatch in Texas.
The game play is simple: Add the numbers on the board to get the sum displayed at the bottom of the screen as the timer counts down. When the board is clear, you’re onto the next level and the numbers you need to add to get higher.
Why it turns you into a zombie is simple and ingenious: You brainlessly keep playing, clawing at your iPhone screen, although you know that really, there’s nothing special about this game. And you keep playing because you know you can do better. “C’mon,” you say to yourself, “anyone could add to 42.”
Inspired by the blockbuster game Gears of War, the ultimate zombie killing weapon is now available to real-life zombie killers everywhere: The Chainsaw Bayonet. If you ever need to slash your way through a horde of the undead — with ammo and electricity available of course — the chainsaw bayonet could hack through a lotta gore.
The piece includes an interview with Max Brooks, plus a rundown of zombie fighting techniques likely to be useful to field archeologists, including maneuvers that incorporate common excavation tools like the trowel and shovel.
The article warns archeologists to heed the threat of zombies carefully when researching, concluding that precautions “may seem absurd, but you won’t think its funny when you are feasting on the corpses of your friends and fellow researchers, in fact, you won’t be thinking at all.” (Via Archeology)