Archive for the Outbreaks Category

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.

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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

Zombies vs. Soldiers Warsaw 2008 Zombie Walk

Posted in Outbreaks on October 28, 2009 by abrentisart

This is what they do in Europe.

The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks

Posted in Books, Outbreaks on October 22, 2009 by abrentisart

Get the book here.