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Zombies

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by 2009tacomav6, May 30, 2009.

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Is there a possibilites that Zombies could come about?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    44 vote(s)
    32.1%
  3. What is a Zombie?

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    2.2%
  1. May 30, 2009 at 4:45 PM
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    2009tacomav6

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    Is there a possiblity that zombies can come about? There are tons of websites out there on surviving zombie attacks, I was surpised how many.
     
  2. May 30, 2009 at 4:49 PM
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  3. May 30, 2009 at 4:56 PM
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    yess it is possible... i believe is was ucla that did a test on ants and they made the ants turn into like zombie ants and the ants would walk around for like 30 seconds and then their heads would fall off. i read it and started laughing. we are on our way to a full scale zombie attack:)
     
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  6. May 30, 2009 at 5:24 PM
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  7. May 30, 2009 at 5:38 PM
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    Like a lot of monsters, zombies have their roots in folklore and -- according to some researchers -- in real events in Haiti. In this article, we'll discuss Haitian zombies, explore depictions of zombies in films and video games and review the best course of action for surviving an attack.

    Zombie Origins
    There are several possible origins for the word "zombie." These include jumbie, the West Indian term for "ghost," and nzambi, the Kongo word meaning "spirit of a dead person."


    Haitian Zombies

    Zora Neale Hurston is one of many ethnographers who have documented the traditions and beliefs of Haitian voodoo.

    *Zombies are common in Haitian stories and folklore. Researchers studying Haitian culture have related countless tales of bodies brought back to life by bokor, or sorcerers. These zombies are mindless slaves. They are not self-aware and are not particularly dangerous unless fed salt, which restores their senses. These stories are widespread and similar to urban legends -- they prey on the listener's deepest fears and seem believable in spite of their improbability.

    Even after documenting numerous stories and rumors, researchers found little solid evidence to explain or prove the phenomenon. Often, the alleged zombies had received little or no medical care before their apparent deaths. Researchers also had trouble ruling out mistaken identity and fraud.

    In 1980, a man appeared in a rural Haitian village. He claimed to be Clairvius Narcisse, who had died in Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Deschapelles, Haiti on May 2, 1962. Narcisse described being conscious but paralyzed during his presumed death -- he had even seen the doctor cover his face with a sheet. Narcisse claimed that a bokor had resurrected him and made him a zombie.

    Voodoo
    Voodoo is a Haitian religion rooted in West African traditions. Also called voudou, vodun or voudoun, it bears little resemblance to voodoo as depicted in popular culture. You can learn more about the myths and facts of voodoo in How Voodoo Works.


    Since the hospital had documented Narcisse's illness and death, scientists viewed him as a potential proof for Haitian zombies. Narcisse answered questions about his family and childhood that not even a close friend could have known. Eventually, his family and many outside observers agreed that he was a zombie returned to life.




    The Zombie Controversy
    He's Only Mostly Dead

    According to Chris Davis's theories, a person poisoned with Haitian zombie powder regains consciousness either while in the coffin or shortly after being removed from it. But he explains that the bokor have a built-in safety net if the procedure doesn't work. Bokor say that divine intervention can prevent the reanimation of a zombie. They also say they can't create a zombie if the powder is too potent and kills too completely.

    At first glance, Davis's research seems promising. Tetrodotoxin definitely causes paralysis and death, and researchers have documented cases in which people have recovered from near-fatal tetrodotoxin poisoning. Some of the samples Davis brought back to the United States also produced dramatic results when applied to the shaved skin of rats and a rhesus monkey. The subjects became lethargic and then immobile, but they eventually recovered completely.

    Other researchers, however, have raised questions about the legitimacy of Davis's research and the actual components of the samples he brought back from Haiti. Scientists have:

    Questioned Davis's ethics, since he observed the desecration of graves when gathering ingredients for the powder

    Questioned whether the initial experiments with the powder were scientific or controlled and whether other substances had been added to the powder being tested

    Alleged that samples of powder contained little to no tetrodotoxin. Davis counters that putting the powder into solution for testing may have destroyed the active ingredients

    Revealed that Davis repeated his topical applications of the powder using rats and saw absolutely no effect
    Studied several alleged zombies and discovered clear cases of mental illness and mistaken identity

    A lot of people view Davis's work as the only possible explanation for the Haitian zombie phenomenon. Others dismiss it as unscientific or even fraudulent. You can learn more about the controversies regarding Haitian zombies and Davis's research in the April 15, 1988 issue of the journal Science or the October 11, 1997 issue of The Lancet.

    AND MOST IMPORTANTLY:

    Zombie Self-Defense
    The original 1968 version of Night of the Living Dead is now in the public domain. You can watch it (and other classic movies) for free at the Moving Images section of the Internet Archive.
    Whether featuring traditional, shambling zombies or a newer, smarter breed, most movies and games agree on how to survive a zombie attack:
    Don't panic.
    Get away from the zombies. Most of the time, you can move faster than they can.
    Gather food, water, an emergency radio, flashlights and weapons, and retreat to a secure location.
    If possible, retreat to a shopping mall, general retail store or other location where you'll have easy access to food and supplies.
    Stay away from densely populated areas, where the infestation is likely to be heaviest.
    Barricade all entrances and stay put at all costs.
    Don't get surrounded or backed into a corner or other enclosed space.
    Remember that anyone bitten or killed by a zombie will become a threat to you and your party.
    Wait patiently for rescue and make long-term preparations for your survival.

    An important rule of zombie survival: Don't get surrounded. From "Night of the Living Dead."

    Also, avoid common mistakes like:

    Sheltering in a vehicle to which you do not have the keys
    Leaving blades, cudgels or other basic weapons out for zombies to find
    Teaching zombies how to use firearms
    Giving your only weapon to anyone who is hysterical
    Retreating to a basement or cellar without taking supplies with you
    Getting into an elevator in a building infested with zombies
    Letting personal feelings and arguments get in the way of survival
     
  8. May 30, 2009 at 5:43 PM
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  9. May 30, 2009 at 5:56 PM
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  10. May 30, 2009 at 6:18 PM
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  11. May 30, 2009 at 7:49 PM
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  12. May 30, 2009 at 9:26 PM
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    wat?

    i saw that....they used some parasitic larvae to kill the ant and take control of its body. i think they were talking about using these to combat fire ant populations in the country
     
  13. May 30, 2009 at 9:34 PM
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    yesss... thats itt!!! the article was in the paper out here in sd. but yes... the shit was awesome reading it.. monday i will take a pic of something i have in my shop that will make you guys laugh your asses off... 100% applies to this topic.
     
  14. May 30, 2009 at 10:48 PM
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    More than half the population in this world are zombies. What's so hard to believe?
     
  15. May 30, 2009 at 10:49 PM
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  16. May 30, 2009 at 10:59 PM
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    The Zombie uprising will most likely be started by Strippers...
     
  17. May 30, 2009 at 11:21 PM
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    My zombie plan involves going to Alaska. Everyone knows that zombies have no body heat and will freeze. But if 30 days of night is correct you'll have to watch out for vampires instead... now I am not so sure.
     
  18. May 31, 2009 at 9:35 AM
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    yeah, yeah.... zombie talk....
     
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