Archive for November, 2009

Recognise your Enemy – How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse.

Posted in Strategies on November 30, 2009 by abrentisart
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28 days Later

Posted in Movies on November 28, 2009 by abrentisart

One of my favorites. A masterpiece. IMDB page

District of Columbia Outbreak

Posted in Outbreaks on November 24, 2009 by abrentisart

An amazing outbreak simulator sent to me by a friend. Thanks Treezoy. When it happens, get the word out.

Basic Barricades – How To Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

Posted in Strategies on November 21, 2009 by abrentisart

Plants VS Zombies

Posted in Games on November 20, 2009 by abrentisart

“A mob of zombies is about to invade your home, and your only defense is an arsenal of zombie-zapping plants. Think fast and plant faster to stop the zombies dead in their tracks. And with five game modes to dig into, the fun never dies!” (PopCap Games)

Complete ridiculousness but it still looks pretty fun to play. Check it out here.

28 weeks later

Posted in Movies on November 19, 2009 by abrentisart

The sequel to 28 days later. Not as good, as the first movie but still entertaining. IMDB page.

Actual Zombie Occurences in Nature

Posted in Outbreaks on November 19, 2009 by abrentisart
Zombie cockroach

Zombie cockroach

So the topic of conversation lately has been… You guessed it. Zombies. One of my friends had just heard something of a zombie cockroach and did some research. Apparently the zombie cockroach is real. Instead of being a mindless cockroach cannibal with an insatiable appetite for it’s own kind, the zombie cockroach is actually the prey.

Here’s the story. A specific kind of wasp called Ampulex compressa, injects venom into the cockroaches brain leaving it helpless and zombie like. One source says the cockroach is pulled into the wasp’s underground lair (1), another says the wasp use the roach’s antennae to steer the roach to its lair (2). In either case, the zombified roach becomes an incubator and cafeteria for the wasps eggs. It’s like lobotomy.  Could this be an actual zombie occurrence in nature? You decide.

To read more about this interesting phenomena visit the links below.
(1) http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/12/071206-roach-zombie.html
(2) http://www.boingboing.net/2006/02/03/wasp-performs-roachb.html