Monday, August 24, 2009

Be Prepared

Most scientific studies are pretty dry. Even the one that will detail the cure for AIDS or something will probably not be the kind of reading you want to take to the beach. It's part of being a researcher--your job is to inform, not to make the results all pretty.

Except this study from Canada is totally kick-ass. Researchers looked at what would happen if a zombie apocalypse actually occurred. The findings? Forget trying to study and ward off the zombies. What you need to do is get out your machete and start chopping zombies.

My favorite part: "In their scientific paper, the authors conclude that humanity's only hope is to 'hit them [the undead] hard and hit them often'."

And unlike many other studies, this one is totally useful! Swine flu is just a sign of things to come. Soon we'll be talking about a zombie epidemic.