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  • Collapse: The End of Society Simulator

    03/05/2017 8:02:24 PM PST · by Pelham · 35 replies
    Tom Clancy's The Division ^ | March 2, 2017 | BETC Paris
    This is an online video simulator "To reveal just how quickly a disease, in this case smallpox, can spread, designers have created a simulator that shows how the world could collapse in less than a month. "It imagines you are 'patient zero' and shows how the disease would spread rapidly through your locality, infecting and killing your neighbours."
  • Survey finds millennials lack basic survival skills

    01/13/2017 4:09:04 PM PST · by BBell · 133 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 1/13/17 | Todd Masson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    In the coming zombie apocalypse, safe spaces may be in short supply, so millennials will have to take shelter under their Spoonk mats and crack open their cell phones in hopes there's creamy nougat inside. According to a recent survey -- this is shocking, I know -- millennials lack even the most basic survival skills. Apparently SnapChat offers no tutorials on how to build a snare trap. The survey, conducted ahead of the London Boat Show, found even the most basic of life skills are quantum physics to most millennials. More than half were unable to tie a single knot...
  • Zombie apocalypse would wipe out humankind in just 100 days, according to university research

    01/05/2017 1:48:46 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 134 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 01/05/2017 | Helena Horton
    Using their hypothesis — that a zombie has a 90 per cent chance of turning a human into a zombie once it has found said human, and that a zombie could find at least one human a day — they predicted how long the population could hold out using the SIR model, an epidemiological model that describes the spread of a disease throughout a population. Using the model, they split the population into three categories; the susceptible population (S), zombie (Z) and dead (D). The lifespan of a zombie, they worked out, goes thus: S,Z,D. Natural birth and death rates...
  • Hi there, Prepper. Ready for the Zombie Apocalypse?

    09/14/2016 8:43:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 42 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/14/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    So, “Molon Lave Me,” and, “Rock and Goad,” and all that, hooraw, yeehaw, and etc., but, if ever—-well…a better way, would be to find a better way Hi there, Prepper. Ready for the Zombie Apocalypse? Got your off-the-grid, bugout bag and property and shelter all tricked out with the latest in alarms, freeze-dried food, barbed wire, and see-in-the-dark scopes? Got the camo, ballistic vest with the water bladder, 300 rounds of 7.62 or 5.56 ammo inside 10 magazines? Is that the vest with the built in holster for the Glock 21 with 13 rounds in the grip, plus two extra...
  • 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...
  • Police Shoot Dead Man Who Attacked Officers (France)

    12/21/2014 11:22:00 AM PST · by traumer · 23 replies
    Police have shot dead a man who stabbed three officers in a police station in central France. The 20-year-old reportedly shouted "Allahu Akbar" ("God is greatest" in Arabic) as he carried out the attack in Joue-les-Tours, near the city of Tours, on Saturday. He ran into the station, pulled out a knife and attacked three officers who tried to calm him down, Le Figaro newspaper said.
  • Ebola May Infect Earth's Entire Population by December 1, 2015; 50-75% Fatal

    09/30/2014 7:40:47 PM PDT · by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide · 150 replies
    self | 2014-09-30 | UBSOTOS
    Here is the math: Ebola had infected about 4000 known cases by 2014-09-16. Incubation up to 21 days. Rate of new infections during incubation period: R2.0 (i.e. roughly doubling) Population of earth: ~7.2 billion Number of doublings from initial ~4000 to ~8 billion: 21 21 X 21 days = 441 days from September 16, 2014 = December 1, 2015
  • Liberia: Dead Ebola Patients Resurrect?

    09/24/2014 7:05:31 PM PDT · by blam · 45 replies
    All Africa ^ | 9-24-2014 | Franklin Doloquee
    September 24, 2014 By Franklin Doloquee Two Ebola patients, who died of the virus in separate communities in Nimba County have reportedly resurrected in the county. The victims, both females, believed to be in their 60s and 40s respectively, died of the Ebola virus recently in Hope Village Community and the Catholic Community in Ganta, Nimba. But to the amazement of residents and onlookers on Monday, the deceased reportedly regained life in total disbelief. The NewDawn Nimba County correspondent said the late Dorris Quoi of Hope Village Community and the second victim only identified as Ma Kebeh, said to be...
  • Oregon Woman Arrested for 'Zombie Game' Assault (Victim Pushed Down Stairs, Then Bitten)

    09/10/2014 6:58:41 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 9, 2014 | Reuters
    Oregon woman arrested for 'zombie game' assault SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An Oregon woman was arrested for breaking into a home and attacking a woman resident, while claiming she was playing a "zombie game," police said on Monday. Sheriff's officers arrested Jessica Rocha, 27, at a home in the coastal town of Lakeside, said Sergeant Kelley Andrews of Coos County, adding that she was charged with criminal mischief, assault, unlawful entry, harassment and attempted burglary. "She was making comments about playing a zombie game,'" Andrews said, "I've never heard of that." The Coos Bay World newspaper reported that Rocha pushed...
  • Florida senator introduces 'zombie apocalypse' amendment

    04/30/2014 1:23:31 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 8 replies
    upi ^ | April 30, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. A Florida senator introduced an amendment to state Senate Bill 296 on Tuesday that would change the title from "An act related to carrying a concealed weapon or firearm" to "An act relating to the zombie apocalypse." The bill, which would eliminate criminal prosecution for carrying concealed firearms during a mandatory evacuation, was first introduced by Sen. Jeff Brandes last fall. Despite the seemingly humorous nature of the name change, Sen. Dwight Bullard wasn’t joking when he filed for the name change. "For me, as laughable as the amendment might seem, it's equally laughable that people who haven't...
  • 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>
  • Barackalypse Now: Slavery is Legal Again and Food Stamp Zombies Want All Your Candy

    10/27/2013 5:41:42 AM PDT · by IChing · 46 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 10/27/13 | Donald Joy
    Trick or treat!! The word, according to Neil Cavuto, is that the gazillions of food stamp recipients across the land are to have their “benefits” reduced as of November 1st, and that the Department of Homeland Security is gearing up for widespread riots. Such wonders abound in our neo-socialist dystopia of “hope & change.” For the past several years, the Obama administration has aggressively sought to solidify and expand the democrat party’s grip on power by encouraging as many people as they possibly can to sign up for food stamps and other government programs, to make dependency on government a...
  • The Coming Food Stamp Riots: We just got a small preview of it this month

    10/22/2013 12:29:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 120 replies
    TEC ^ | 10/21/2013 | Michael Snyder
    It may not happen this month, or even this year, but food stamp riots are coming to America. In fact, we got a small preview of the coming food stamp riots this past weekend when a "temporary system failure" caused food stamp cards to stop working in 17 U.S. states. Within hours, there were "mini-riots" at Wal-Marts and other retailers that rely heavily on food stamp users. So what would happen if food stamp benefits were cut off or reduced for an extended period of time? As you will see below, if Congress had not pushed through a "deal", the...
  • 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.
  • Zombie Survival store prepares for eventual undead take-over of Orlando, planet

    09/28/2013 6:48:00 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 23 replies
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | Sept 27, 2013 | Jon Busdeker
    When the inevitable zombie apocalypse begins and brain-devouring hordes of the living dead start destroying civilization, Orlando will be prepared. Tucked away in strip mall off Sand Lake Road near International Drive is one of the country’s only shops dedicated to killing the undead: the Zombie Survival store. “ Zombies get people excited”, said owner Kurt Josephs, who also owns Josephs Liquor & Fine Wines located next door. “It’s a craze right now.” Stocked with surplus supplies from the U.S. Army and Navy, the Zombie Survival store has almost everything to combat flesh-eating zombies, including gas masks, boots, camouflage shirts,...
  • (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...
  • (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...
  • Back from the Dead: Resuscitation Expert Says End Is Reversible

    08/02/2013 12:18:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | July 29, 2013
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Raising the dead may soon become medical reality. According to critical care physician Sam Parnia, modern resuscitation science will soon allow doctors to reanimate people up to 24 hours after their death.At some point, everyone's heart will stop. For most, this is when they begin to die. Doctors succeed in very few cases at bringing the clinically dead back to life. However, more patients could be saved if medical professionals put existing knowledge about the treatment of cardiac arrest to better use, argues critical care physician Sam Parnia, 41, who is leading a revival of research in this field at...
  • 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...