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  • If The Zombie Apocalypse Happens, Scientists Say You Should Head For The Hills

    11/11/2015 8:38:49 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 75 replies
    Tech Insider ^ | October 31, 2015 | Kevin Loria
    If the zombie apocalypse happens, scientists say you should head for the hills If - or when - the zombie apocalypse comes, those of us in big cities are in trouble, according to research presented at the American Physical Society March meeting on March 5, 2015. Starting in a big city like New York or Atlanta would mean you are basically screwed from the start if the epidemic had already hit there, according to Alex Alemi, a graduate student at Cornell University and part of the research team. You are much better off starting further away from people, they say,...
  • How Would You Fare During the Apocalypse? (Survey Compares Republicans to Democrats)

    03/06/2015 4:31:54 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 77 replies
    YouGov.com ^ | March 3, 2015 | Peter Moore
    • Republicans are particularly confident in their ability to survive an apocalypse Many Americans have experience with natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes but each time that one hits an area of the country it is apparent that few people take disaster preparation as seriously as the government tells them to. When people are often so woefully unprepared for a hurricane or earthquake, what hope is there if civilization as we know it were to collapse? Research from YouGov shows that Americans are relatively optimistic about their fate in the event of an apocalyptic event. People tend to say...
  • Yet Another #TOLDYA: Commodities Giant Ceases ALL Gold Trading

    12/19/2014 12:53:11 PM PST · by VRW Conspirator · 33 replies
    Barnhardt ^ | December 17, ARSH 2014 | Ann Barnhardt
    Yet Another #TOLDYA: Commodities Giant Ceases ALL Gold Trading There are actually TWO Barnhardt Axioms. The second Barnhardt Axiom is: Seeking and/or holding office, especially national-level office, is today, in and of itself, proof that a given person is psychologically and morally unfit to hold public office. The first, older Barnhardt Axiom is: If you can’t stand in front of something and physically defend it with a firearm, then you don’t own it, and probably never did. The fifth largest Commodity trading company (not a brokerage firm per se, but specializing in trading commodities in both the physical and on...
  • Is Facebook Down?

    08/01/2014 9:09:30 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 85 replies
    Facebook ^ | 8/1/14 | BigEdLB
    Something went wrong... Anyone else have this problem?
  • Clear Your Calendars: Viking Apocalypse Scheduled for Saturday (February 22, 2014)

    02/19/2014 9:15:53 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    Yahoo! Odd News ^ | February 19, 2014 | Mike Kumboltz
    Clear your calendars: Viking apocalypse scheduled for Saturday Thor, Odin, Loki all scheduled to attend epic battle hastening world's end Now's the time to cash out your life insurance policy and have a little fun, because, according to Norse mythology, the world is ending this Saturday. Sorry to be a bummer, but you should know we're about 100 days into an epic battle that will culminate with the earth falling into the sea, NPR explains. On the bright side, at least you'll have an excuse for not going to your nephew's Chuck E. Cheese's party on Sunday. For those whose...
  • Mich. College Offers Course in Zombies, Apocalypse

    02/10/2014 8:36:24 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    CNS News ^ | February 10, 2014 | CNS News
    <p>MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Some Central Michigan University students are getting schooled in the undead this semester, thanks to a religion course that's exploring apocalyptic themes in biblical texts, literature and pop culture.</p> <p>Philosophy and religion faculty member Kelly Murphy says she always wanted to teach a course on apocalyptic literature, and she is a fan of AMC's TV show "The Walking Dead." The result is Murphy's class, which is called "From Revelation to 'The Walking Dead.'"</p>
  • c. 1910: Vintage Photo ... "Zombie" Shambles Across a Bridge in Arnhem, Netherlands

    10/01/2013 6:55:49 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    Retronaut (via Flickr) ^ | 1910 | Blacque Jacques
    1910 circa - Rosendaal bij Arnhem - Kettingbrug - historical zombie A vintage photo (postcard) from 1910 of a purported "zombie" shambling across a bridge in Arnhem, Netherlands.
  • (UC Irvine) California University Now Teaching Zombie Survival Online

    09/11/2013 6:24:21 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    DVICE ^ | Thursday, September 5, 2013 | Colin Druce-McFadden
    California university now teaching zombie survival online UC Irvine has just announced that it will be extending its studies of the human condition into the undead. By partnering with online learning platform Canvas and AMC, UC Irvine has created a class called "Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC's The Walking Dead." The course, while clearly a bit of a gimmick, will cover a wide range of topics pertinent to surviving a zombie apocalypse. By enrolling, you'll be signing up to learn about subjects from "Nutrition in a post-apocalyptic world — are squirrels really good for you?" to "The spread of...
  • Most Luxurious Bunker Ever - The 1970s Cold War Era Home Built 26 Feet Underground (FOR SALE)

    09/08/2013 4:15:12 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 49 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 7 September 2013 | James Daniel
    Survive the apocalypse in style: Home that boasts a luxury bunker 26 feet underground with fake grass and simulated night and day • House constructed in 1970s underground with three bedrooms and a 'fake' outdoors • 'Outside' landscaping consists of trees, grass, rocks, a pool and even scenery with rolling hills and meadows in the distance • House for sale for $1.7 million after it fell into forclosure From the street, number 3970 Spencer St. near Flamingo Road looks like any other American home. It's what lies beneath that would pique your interest. During the Cold War, there was a...
  • (ITEOTWAWKI) ... Zombie Pigeons Invade Moscow

    08/20/2013 6:55:44 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 16, 2013 | James Marson
    Zombie Pigeons Invade Moscow MOSCOW–This summer, zombie birds have come to Russia’s capital. In what some might compare to a horror film–or even a sign of the apocalypse–the streets of Moscow have been littered with dead and sick pigeons in the past week. Videos posted on the Internet show pigeons twisting their necks, walking backward in circles or standing completely still with their heads on the ground. Muscovites are calling them “zombie pigeons.” Corpses of those that don’t survive have been spotted across the city. Russia’s chief sanitary official, Gennady Onishchenko, said Friday that veterinarians had concluded the pigeons were...
  • China's Heat Wave Brings 'Dead' Man Back to Life

    08/06/2013 7:41:08 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 5, 2013 | CNS News
    China's Heat Wave Brings 'Dead' Man Back to Life BEIJING — Having the dead guy jump up for a drink probably wasn't part of the script. A staged protest claiming that city officials had beaten a sidewalk vendor to death in central China went awry when the man playing dead under a white sheet was overcome by the region's heat wave and sprang up to quaff a bottle of water, state media reported Monday. "It's too hot. I can't bear it anymore," the man was quoted as saying by state-run Xinhua News Agency. More than 10 men had gathered Saturday...
  • Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse: Just Do the Math

    07/31/2013 6:52:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 51 replies
    LiveScience.com ^ | July 30, 2013 | Michael Dhar
    Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse: Just Do the Math This equation could spell your doom: (bN)(S/N)Z = bSZ. That is, if you ever found yourself in the midst of a zombie pandemic. That's because the calculation describes the rate of zombie transmission, from one walking dead individual to many, according to its creators, Robert J. Smith?, a mathematics professor at the University of Ottawa who spells his name with a "?" at the end, and his students. Smith's work has inspired other researchers to create zombie mathematical models, which will be published with Smith's work in the upcoming book, "Mathematical Modeling...
  • Real Doomsday: Earth Dead in 2.8 Billion Years

    07/02/2013 7:42:10 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 35 replies
    Discovery ^ | July 2, 2013 | Ray Villard
    Real Doomsday: Earth Dead in 2.8 Billion Years The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jaggar crooned “Time Is On My Side” in the 1964 classic rock hit of the same title. Sadly, that’s not the case for habitable planets orbiting sun-like stars according to a recent computer simulation by astrobiologist Jack O’Malley-James of the University of St Andrews in the United Kingdom. “A combination of slow and rapid environmental changes will result in the extinction of all species on Earth, with the last inhabitants disappearing within 2.8 billion years from now,” O’Malley-James predicts. He says that we’ve got about 2 billion years...
  • Early 1960s Photo: "Nuclear Bomb! Fallout Shelter On Display Here! Public Invited"

    06/30/2013 11:46:00 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    Retronaut ^ | Early 1960s | Retronaut
  • (Smörgåsbord - Rat Eating Snakes Invade US Capitol) It’s Raining Snakes in Washington, DC

    05/30/2013 7:45:52 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    The Daily caller ^ | 05/30/2013 | Sarah Hofmann
    It’s raining snakes in Washington, DC Police reports in the Adams Morgan area of our nation’s capital detail recent occurrences of snakes falling out of trees and onto children. Police believe the intimidating inhabitants of Walter Pierce park to be black rat snakes, WTOP reports. The snakes fell out of trees in a playground near the National Zoo, which caused panic among the children. Black rat snakes are not poisonous, but they do constrict their small prey to kill it. The responding officer was able to capture a small one in a water bottle. Officials at the zoo said there...
  • Campaigners Call For Ban on "Killer Robots"

    04/28/2013 4:06:39 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Tue, Apr 23, 2013 | Li-mei Hoang
    Campaigners call for ban on "killer robots" LONDON (Reuters) - Machines with the ability to attack targets without any human intervention must be banned before they are developed for use on the battlefield, campaigners against "killer robots" urged on Tuesday. The weapons, which could be ready for use within the next 20 years, would breach a moral and ethical boundary that should never be crossed, said Nobel Laureate Jody Williams, of the "Campaign To Stop Killer Robots". "If war is reduced to weapons attacking without human beings in control, it is going to be civilians who are going to bear...
  • TEMECULA, CA: Driver Claims Zombies Chasing Him After Big I-15 Crash (Punk Steals Big Rig, Crashes)

    04/10/2013 6:55:35 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    Press Enterprise ^ | April 9, 2013 | Sarah Burge
    TEMECULA: Driver claims zombies chasing him after big I-15 crash A Tennessee man, 19, is accused of taking a big-rig Saturday and causing a crash that injures 7 people A big-rig crash that blocked Interstate 15 in Temecula for hours Saturday evening, April 6, was caused by a 19-year-old driver who claimed he was on the run from the walking dead, authorities said. “He said zombies were chasing him and he had to get out of here,” said Officer Nathan Baer, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol. The crash was no laughing matter. Not only did it cause a...
  • 'Dead' Prostitute Leaps From Her Coffin (Zimbabwe)

    03/29/2013 1:33:09 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 29, 2013 | New York Post via The Sun
    <p>A prostitute in Zimbabwe 'died' during a hotel romp with a client - only to come back to life as her body was being put in a coffin.</p>
  • 'Walking Dead': Zombies Thrive on Weak Economy (Creator Robert Kirkman Cites Economic Unrest)

    03/24/2013 11:08:33 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies
    CNBC ^ | Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | Michelle Chalen
    <p>AMC's smash hit series the "Walking Dead" is one of the biggest things on cable and economic uncertainty may be one reason why, creator Robert Kirkman told CNBC on Friday.</p> <p>"I've always felt zombies didn't really get their due. As far as movie monsters go you see a lot of vampires, werewolf stuff. And it's just now zombies are getting recognized being as cool as they actually are," Kirkman said.</p>
  • Zombie-Scented Perfumes Make You Smell Less Attractive to the Undead

    03/10/2013 10:06:34 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    IO9 ^ | March 9, 2013 | Lauren Davis
    Zombie-scented perfumes make you smell less attractive to the undead Usually a person dabs on a bit of perfume in hopes of attracting someone else's attention, but could a zombie-scented perfume repel the affections of the flesh-craving dead? Demeter Fragrance Library, purveyors of all sorts of offbeat scents, have come up with a pair of undead-themed perfumes that could come in handy during the zombie apocalypse. No, the perfume doesn't smell like decaying flesh. Instead, Zombie for Him combines dried leaves, mushrooms, mildew, moss and earth, while Zombie for Her is a more feminine version, adding "a touch of Dregs...