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Was searching all things zombie related and came across this pretty sweet article on TheWeatherChannel.com. The interviewer at TWC.com conducts a fictional interview with the CDD (Centers for Disease Development) post-outbreak, after the CDC failed to control the infection and create a cure. The interview answers many questions on how zombies would react to specific weather disasters and conditions. Here's the fictional interview:

WX: Who is the CDD, and what is your mission?

CDD: The CDD is the Centers for Disease Development. The so-called "zombie outbreak" is nothing to be feared, because we have harnessed the virus and isolated it and are now able to use it for the good of mankind. Using the undead human shell reanimated, we can rebuild our society, get back the space program, conduct underwater exploration, and of course, perform military operations, without having to sacrifice the valuable few human lives that are left.

WX: How does the temperature affect zombies' abilities? Do they run faster in warmer temperatures? Do they freeze if it gets too cold?

CDD: Just like humans, they still have human muscles, bones, and joints. They freeze more easily than humans because they don't have the circulation of blood. As of right now, they do perform better in the summer. However, we're working on improving their anatomy so they are highly functioning across all the seasons.

WX: What would a zombie do in a tornado? Would it instinctively know to seek shelter?

CDD: No, it would not. They are mindless creatures, but we are also working on enhancing their creative and reasoning abilities, as well as self-preservation and other important behaviors.

WX: If a zombie got struck by lightning, would it cease to animate?

CDD: If the brain is destroyed, yes it would. We've actually conducted experiments with electricity, and we believe it would take a precise hit for the zombie to go down permanently. Perhaps we'll experiment with lightning rods during the next storm.

WX: Do zombies eat less during the winter months?

CDD: They move slower in the winter months, so out of necessity they eat less because it is harder for them to catch their prey. However, a zombie will never starve to the point of death, and when the spring comes they'll be highly mobile and ravenous once again.

WX: Are zombies bothered by the sound of thunder? Does it affect their hunting abilities?

CDD: Zombies hunt by sight, smell, and sound. Whichever is the most prominent indicator at the time, that is what they will track. So if they are in pursuit of prey and they hear the sound of distant thunder, they might head that direction because they think there is something there to kill and eat. It could be very disorienting to them.

WX: So if you are camping out and a there is a thunderstorm approaching, it's probably a good idea to pack up and move camp?

CDD: Exactly.

WX: How easily would a zombie be able to get around in a flood? Can they swim?

CDD:They can't swim, but they can walk through and even underwater, as their bodies have no need for oxygen. In deep waters, they sink straight to the bottom. In fact, the oceans and lakes are now filled with zombies at their depths.

WX: So it's probably not a good idea to walk through flood waters?

CDD: I wouldn't.

So here's some things we can gather from the article:

*Zombies freeze easier than humans (due to less circulation).

*Zombies respond better in warm weather.

*Freezing temperatures affect zombies just as much if not more than humans.

*Zombies and tornadoes don't mix.

*Lightning strikes will not kill a zombie unless a direct strike to the head. (but the DG2 could disprove that one! :lol: )

*Zombies move slower in cold weather.

*Zombies hunt by sight, smell, and sound, whichever is most prominent is what they will follow.

*Zombies are attracted to the sound of thunder, and will follow it.

*You cannot drown a zombie, as their bodies have no need for oxygen.

*Flood waters can be filled with zombies at the bottom.

This is of course all in good fun. Just found it funny that this was on the weather channel's website. I apologize if this has been posted. I tried searching it and came up with no results. You can view the original page here: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q= ... LH0FrnjiAA

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*Zombies freeze easier than humans (due to less circulation).

*Zombies respond better in warm weather.

*Freezing temperatures affect zombies just as much if not more than humans.

*Zombies and tornadoes don't mix.

*Lightning strikes will not kill a zombie unless a direct strike to the head. (but the DG2 could disprove that one! :lol: )

*Zombies move slower in cold weather.

*Zombies hunt by sight, smell, and sound, whichever is most prominent is what they will follow.

*Zombies are attracted to the sound of thunder, and will follow it.

*You cannot drown a zombie, as their bodies have no need for oxygen.

*Flood waters can be filled with zombies at the bottom.

Almost all of this makes COTD so unrealistic :lol:

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It seems reasonable that zombies freeze easier than humans, I just never thought of it. I think there are still lots of discoveries on the way!

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This and the 160 Billion dollar damage article about the Avengers pretty much made my month. Thank you. [brains]

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