!!ZOMBIES ARE COMING!!

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 05/19/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Really...Is this a joke!

The U.S. government wants to make sure that in the event of a zombie invasion, you know what to do.

That's right. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shocked us all with their post on how to prepare for the zombie apocalypse.

The CDC post, "Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse," came out Monday and has been gaining media traction since -- the link has been down for much of the day, presumingly due to over-traffic.

From the CDC:

Plan your evacuation route. When zombies are hungry they won’t stop until they get food (i.e., brains), which means you need to get out of town fast! Plan where you would go and multiple routes you would take ahead of time so that the flesh eaters don’t have a chance! This is also helpful when natural disasters strike and you have to take shelter fast.
A CDC spokesperson told The Wall Street Journal the idea came about when a communications staffer noticed that mentioning the word 'zombie' in a Twitter session caused traffic to spike. The purpose of the post is to get people engaged, and then convey important facts about emergency preparedness.

Here's @CDCEmergency's tweet about it: http://twitter.com/#!/CDCemergency/statuses/70854688689500160

Unfortunately, with the link still down, the CDC's awareness campaign may have been so effective it's rendered itself ineffective!

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Jenni - posted on 05/19/2011

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Hmmm. Come to think of it. With the end of days predicted for May 21st by Harold Camping... maybe the CDC and him know something the rest of us don't?

I'm heading to Home Depot today!!! The rapture is coming!

Jenni - posted on 05/19/2011

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*whew* that's a relief. I have an unnatural fear of zombies. I'm so glad the CDC addressed this issue.

I can rest a lot easier now knowing I have all the information needed on surviving a zombie holocaust.



Do they have a special code to inform us of one?

Like "Code Dead"?



Do they take into consideration the type of zombies in the invasion? I mean... I imagine the precautions to be taken should be a lot different between, say; the inhumanly fast zombie's from 28 days later and the sluggish zombies from Night of the Living Dead.



This is very useful information for me... I am definitely going to read up and buy the necessary survival equipment.



Edit to add: They didn't include these vital precautions to surviving a zombie holocaust:



1.Cardio

2.The Double Tap

3.Beware of Bathrooms

4.Wear Seat Belts

5.No Attachments

6.The “Skillet”

7.Travel Light

8.Get a Kick Ass Partner

9.With your Bare Hands

10.Don’t Swing Low

11.Use Your Foot

12.Bounty Paper Towels

13.Shake it Off

14.Always carry a change of underwear

15.Bowling Ball

16.Opportunity Knocks

17.Don’t be a hero (later crossed out to be a hero)

18.Limber Up

19.Break it Up

20.It’s a marathon, not a sprint, unless it’s a sprint, then sprint

21.Avoid Strip Clubs

22.When in doubt Know your way out

23.Zipplock

24.Use your thumbs

25.Shoot First

26.A little sun screen never hurt anybody

27.Incoming!

28.Double-Knot your Shoes

29.The Buddy System

30.Pack your stain stick

31.Check the back seat

32.Enjoy the little things

33.Swiss army Knife

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