Memories of the cold war have been raised from the dead this week with the confirmation from Russian officials they are testing an energy gun that would essentially turn people into zombies. The "psychotronic" gun would not only inflict pain but also attack the central nervous system leaving enemies scrambled.
Worried about zombie invasions, but not prepared to give up your daily bike commute? Try adding a chainsaw to the front of your classic one-speed to scare off zombies (and pretty much everyone else, too).
Today we have dozens of instruction manuals, television shows and movies showing us how to actually survive a zombie apocalypse. Thus, the only thing missing is the right equipment, until now.
We've all seen people bent over their phones so engrossed in texting or email they are unaware of the world around them. (We're all probably guilty of it, too.) Well, some clever engineers created an app that pays attention so that you don't have to.
Read this handy guide so you're prepared for a zombie apocalypse. First, know the different types of zombies you may encounter. Second, learn what happens after a zombie bite. Lastly, find out what supplies you need at home for your very own survival kit.
High-tech Cylon pumpkins? We don't need no stinkin' regular jack-o'-lanterns after seeing this 1,818.5 pound pumpkin — the world's largest pumpkin, actually — cut up into a zombiefest. The fine folks at Inhabitat were on hand to shoot, uh digitally shoot, with cameras, the masterpiece.
This is the Bellingham family. Like any other family out there, they like picnics in the park, road trips, homemade body armor and zombie huntin'.
Zombie movies almost always work. Maybe because they are a perfect metaphor for our latent fear of civilization's disintegration. Or they're just good at playing up our repulsion of the icky-yicky that is the inside of our bodies. Whatever the reason, we're fascinated with all-things-zombie. For example, the blog-o-nets were recently all abuzz with a real-life-creepy scientific paper regarding "zombie caterpillars." Specifically, the report detailed how a virus infects a gypsy moth caterpillar's brain and forces the insect to climb to the top of a tree and remain there (a healthy moth will only ascend at night). The virus then "melts" the poor creature into a drippy goop that litters the forest floor to infect more unfortunate victims. It's part Body Snatchers, part Living Dead — and real. But this oozing zombie moth is far from the only example from the annals of science that feature once-living creatures that still mange to lurk about. Here, we present some strange, but true examples that might only be described as the living dead. Or the dead living. Whatever--it's freaky real zombie stuff. WARNING: If you are a squeamish person do NOT watch any videos linked or embedded in this post, but feel free to read on--words won't damage you. Too much.
Meet Ben and Juliana, a couple from California who just decided to tie the knot. The two asked friend and photographer, Amanda Rynda, to come out to a secluded field to take engagement photos with them and AHHH BY SNARF'S BEARD LOOK OUT BEHIND YOU!
There's nothing quite like being prepared for the impending zombie invasion. We've covered how to survive the zombie hordes with transforming safe houses and sawblade slingshots, but Creek Stewart's custom-built shotgun might just be the simplest and most feature-packed solution to shoot, knife and burn the living dead all in one go.