The Zombie Links – Year 2017

Year 2017

Scientists have worked out how long humans would survive in a zombie apocalypse

Our chances of lasting a year are not great, although humans could fight back if they manage to develop effective survival skills

Source: - 1.7.2017

Why are scientists so obsessed with studying zombies?

When the zombie apocalypse comes, it will be swift and brutal. Within 100 days of the dead rising to feast on our flesh, only 273 people will remain. Or so suggests a grim estimate from students at the University of Leicester, published recently in the school's Journal of Physics Special Topics.

Okay, zombies aren’t actually going to destroy the human race (probably). But that doesn’t mean we can’t study them.

Source: - 1.11.2017

Vampire bats in Brazil are feeding on humans

The bats have switched to humans after a drop in availability of their usual prey, birds.

Source: - 1.12.2017

Mice can be turned into Walking Dead-style zombie killers, scientists discover

Researchers use a laser to activate brain cells that prompt the mouse to hunt and kill anything in its path – crickets, bottle tops, sticks ...

Source: - 1.12.2017

Chimps beat up, murder and then cannibalise their former tyrant

The murder victim, a West African chimpanzee called Foudouko, had been beaten with rocks and sticks, stomped on and then cannibalised by his own community.

Source: - 1.30.2017

Being prepared for zombies is now a real thing in Illinois

It's not like marauding hordes of zombies are roaming the streets of Illinois, but state lawmakers think that's no reason not to be prepared.

The legislature has declared October "Zombie Preparedness Month."
Why? Because, as House ResoIution 0030 says, "If the citizens of Illinois are prepared for zombies, than [sic] they are prepared for any natural disaster."

Source: - 2.10.2017

Blood-soaked man carrying a human HEAD walks into an Oregon grocery store and stabs an employee

Source: - 5.15.2017

Study Finds Link Between Parasites and Authoritarianism

A study suggests that countries with a high prevalence of parasites are likely to have authoritarian governments.

Source: - 5.15.2017

Evidence shows dogs in Bali are being brutally killed and the meat sold to unsuspecting tourists
Dogs being caught in rabies red zones: AA

"A rabies red zone will mean there has been a recent case of rabies in dogs in that area," Ms White explained.

"Strictly, it's against the law to move dogs from a rabies red zone to other areas of Bali but that's what's happening because of the dog-meat trade."

Rabies can be spread to humans via a dog's saliva. Since 2015 there have been 20 known human deaths in Bali from rabies.

According to the World Health Organisation there are tens of thousands of rabies deaths every year, mostly in Asia and Africa.

Source: -  6.19.2017

3 People Have Caught Plague in New Mexico This Month

Three people in New Mexico have been infected with plague this month, which is close to the number of plague cases that the state saw in all of 2016, according to health officials.

Source: - 6.27.2017

"Human meat found in McDonald’s meat factory"

A trending online post said food inspectors found human meat in a McDonald’s meat factory in Oklahoma City, but that’s fake news that has been circulating on the internet for years.

The claim resurfaced Aug. 3, 2017, in an article titled, "Human Meat Found In McDonald’s Meat" on

"This shocking report impelled food inspectors to investigate the matter further. What is even more shocking, allegedly they have found human and horse meat in the freezers of an Oklahoma City McDonald’s meat factory. In addition, inspectors found human meat in several trucks on their way to deliver the burgers to the fast food restaurants.

Source: - 8.3.2017

US Ban On Research Making Deadly Viruses Deadlier Has Just Been Lifted

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the US is to lift a ban on research that makes viruses more potent or infectious.

Source: - 12.20.2017