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GEEK | 1 Year Ago By Diana Adams
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It Turns Out…A Real Zombie Apocalypse Is Possible After All

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Zombies are all the rage, and they have been for a few years now. The inevitable zombie apocalypse has inspired more products and designs than we can count, but none of us actually think a zombie apocalypse is possible, right? Scientists have come out many times and said that it would be impossible for our bodies to walk around after we’re dead moaning and craving fresh flesh and brains. I mean, sure, after we’re dead a body part might spasm for a moment or something, but that is light years away from how we would imagine ourselves zombified.

I recently read an interesting article here on Primer Magazine called 5 Reasons The Zombie Apocalypse Will Never Come To Pass. It was insightful and somewhat convincing, but at the same time, I’ll admit that television shows like The Walking Dead almost make it seem so realistic that you might start to wonder. So, maybe a zombie apocalypse is possible after all. This new video by AsapScience has been creating quite a stir over the past few days. It gives a brief explanation for how zombies could actually exist and be scientifically accurate, sort of.

The thing is, zombies in the sense of dead people coming back to life are not possible. However, very alive people who exhibit a zombie-like state is possible. It would have to be caused by a very specific virus, and that virus would have to enter through our noses since our noses lead to the part of the brain which would have to be affected in order for us to transform into super hungry brain dead beings who don’t recognize friends or family. Before I explain it all wrong, just watch this video. It will blow your mind, and then you might think a zombie apocalypse is possible after all. If aliens wanted to wreak havoc on our planet and change life as we know it, they could put this virus into the air for us all to sniff up. I know, it’s a long shot, but you never know…

According To Science – A Zombie Apocalypse Is Possible After All

(in a weird and smelly kind of way)

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Author: Diana Adams


Diana has a passion for blogging and has written over 4,000 articles on Bit Rebels. In addition to being a writer, she is a seasoned editor who also loves to sell online advertising in creative ways. You can usually find Diana working in her home office in Atlanta or sitting in the corner of a downtown Starbucks somewhere with her mobile devices in one hand and a Grande Caramel Macchiato in the other. She loves Star Wars, hot chicken wings, and nice people. You can reach Diana at adamsconsulting3@gmail.com

59 Comments

cody donovan

January 20th, 2013

So should people really be worried about this?

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Your Name

February 26th, 2013

ya should people b worried?

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Renee

March 18th, 2013

so what i am getting is people NEED to b aware of the possibility that a virus CAN cause a Zombie Apocalypse?!?!?!

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shiddy

April 3rd, 2013

No you shouldn’t be worried. Even in this zombified state, with the ‘zombie’s’ only instinct is to feed, what’s to say they’ll want to feed on the living? Besides, it would never become ‘out of control’ unless someone somehow managed to gas the entire populous in one go with this virus.

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Joe Bloe

April 16th, 2013

Think about like this in every zombie movie people never found out what the actual cause is for a zombie apocalpyes so you can never be sure

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Aaron

May 20th, 2013

I say that the zombie apocalypse is possible, and if and when it happens. Chances are that it will get out of control… People think they’re ready (and some are) but most people will lose their minds when it happens. Also people think just because they play zombies on “Call of Duty” they will be great! Wrong! You can’t run a rape train and survive. And from the research that I’ve been doing it seems that if the government loses control of this virus… Well we’re fucked.

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WatermelonGirl4232 Reply:

Thank u Aron i think a zombie apocalypse could happen because on the walking dead commercials it says “if there’s no room in hell they come up and eat us all up ” if y’all never seen the walking dead u guys suck!’!!!

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AlpaUnicornGirl4232 Reply:

I like unicorns!!

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alvin Reply:

every body knows that it possible the virus can spread real quick

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Vincent

May 20th, 2013

i like tutles! @( ’3′ )@

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zombie

May 20th, 2013

that video was cute, but honestly anyone with anyone with a basic understading of biology or a fully functioning brain would know that a zombie Apocalypse if fucking imposible

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Jaz

June 10th, 2013

A zombie apocalypse is very possible! If you pay attention to the news and science of today they are telling us thst they create and re-create these viruses from scratch… So what makes you think they couldn’t do the same with a virus such as this and release it into the air? Some of you people trust in the government way too much! They will hand us over on a silver platter to save themselves… They hide out in the open yet some still believe the BS they feed on the news…

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Troy

June 15th, 2013

Okay this video has a point but an apocolyse is unlikeley think about it if a zombie bit the virus wouldn’t be going through your nose would it

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Drew

June 22nd, 2013

A zombie apocalypse is very possible if the rabies virus mutates just a little bit so it takes you over in a few seconds or minutes then the virus would spread like a wild fire and still be like zombies however it wouldn’t be able to travel across oceans unless someone personally transported it and let it loose or if a ship left port, got infected, then crashed into a country over seas.

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Pop

June 24th, 2013

Viruses can go airborne so if someone infects coughed or breathed on you and you breathed it in, you could get infected…

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guest

June 24th, 2013

have you seen world war z infected people went to different countries hopeing that they would have a cure. then all continents got the infection. it is very possible for it to spread through out the world

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Noah

July 2nd, 2013

This also means the “zombies” would eat each other? Quite a flaw

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Gerardo

July 6th, 2013

I wouldn’t worry about these zombies. Theses zombies would just be out of control, raging, cannibalistic humans. They could be easily killed like any other human, and it wouldn’t be able to spread quickly since the zombie will try and kill its victim, AND the zombies would attack each other. The “Apocalypse” would end very quickly with a few losses.

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Anonymous

July 11th, 2013

There is a fat chance that is actally going to happen.

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Nat

July 12th, 2013

My sister told me that a zombie apocalypse isn’t possible but that it is possible we get a virus in our heads that make us go crazy. Like that guy who ate a guys face off. I think it was because of drugs

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Whacked88

July 25th, 2013

Screw, what everybody else thinks, I’m already preparing myself for a frigging zombie apocalypse… or nuclear war whatever.

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WatermelonGirl4232 Reply:

Nice man!

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maddy

July 31st, 2013

OMG!!! what if rabies were the cause of a zombie apocalapse?!?!and everyones dog had rabies!?id totaly freak out!! what if it happend right now!!!!!!! i would defintly not be ready! i dont even play that much zombie games!!my mom made me cut back on violence because the news said it leads to violent behavior!! caNT NEWS BE CRAZY?! it would be the news fault i would be bit!

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MrPchell

August 17th, 2013

If your nose is what the respiration system requires you to breath (Of course) aswell as your mouth. Then that mean you’d have to wear a CBRN Respirator 24/7. And I know from experience that they are not great to wear whilst running!

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zombie researcher blaze twoo

August 25th, 2013

It is possible, from the wrath of god, maybe even the devil, and yes it is likely for the rabies disease to evolve…yes because things evolve through time…it all comes down to a matter of time and there nothing you can do about but prepare if science and evolution takes a turn for the worse. Thanx for readin

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Apocalypse boy

August 29th, 2013

I am a 14 year old boy who has a very well thought put opinion about this topic. I would take this into consideration even thought i am young since I am a huge fan of science, the study of medicine and have a 138 iq. I think tht the video makes sense, but is highly unlikely. What I do think is quite possible is this. Science labs and government funded companies that look for treatments to human illnesses, are always mixing and texting different types of medicines. If they were to make one that first fooled them as a cure to something big, and then turns out to be an extremely dangerous thing, it could start an apocalypse. This could happen if they already released the drug and many people have used it, and the virus is highly contagious. An example of what I am thinking of is the movie I am legend. Watch it and think about how possible it is.

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Apocalypse boy

August 29th, 2013

May I correct my spelling for some stuff:
Very well thought OUT opinion.

I think THAT the video makes sense.

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Qrine

August 29th, 2013

Well there are still a lot of things that science can’t explain up until now. But the mere fact that almost every year there’s a newly discovered virus that usually evolved from something else, i’d say its possible to have a zombie apocalypse. Especially with all the polution, nuclear stuff, and fast innovating technology, people are simply creating a more and more complex factors that contribute to the evolution of viruses with the waste products. The apocalypse surely won’t be happening soon though. But maybe in the future.

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Apocalypse boy

August 30th, 2013

Qrine, I do agree with what you said, especially about people always making new technological man made things. But you did say that an apocalypse will happen in the not so near future, but I wouldn’t fool myself to how close we are to the worlds end. I just saw on the news that they made a drug that was thought to improve some type of illness, and then ended up making it worse. They never released it, but what if something else like that happened, but they never caught on to it???

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Apocalypse boy

August 30th, 2013

But the way, Qrine, how old are you, became you seem to know a lot about this.

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kayliethehumanzombieexpert

September 4th, 2013

zombie apocalypse is highly possible all it takes is the government to leave a barrel of toxic waste and a idiot to drink it turn into a zombie go in a graveyard dig up the bodies and bite them so yes it is highly possible so get ready and watch a bunch of scary movies with zombies in it.

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kayliethehumanzombieexpert

September 4th, 2013

and if you were wondering how old I am I’m 12 turning 13 in march

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vagelakos1

September 8th, 2013

I have gone 7 years kunfu 7years karate taikvodo box and I practise myself with knifes gun and for a zombiekalypse but if it the most of the traing I have done will be useless.

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Crista

September 29th, 2013

I think it’s more likely possible for a zombie apoco. to happen. Even though I beleive they are not real I’m starting to change my mind! Think of this if the rabies viruses can go to your brain anything can that is in the air. I’m 12 and since I’m thinking of this think harder because now that people on the news are eatin people’s faces it could happen today or happen to you and family. It’s starting to spread people u never know if it will happen right now in your town. Just think about it scientists are re-making viruses and if something goes wrong we are more likely to have it already. But when we die and we have the viruse it will spread like the flu and very fast!

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virus spreader

October 2nd, 2013

arn’t we already in the zombie apocolypse

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kenny the pooh

October 2nd, 2013

there will be real zombies. once the shtf real people running low on supplies and searching for you to take your stuff that you have stored or have taken from others. that’s the real zombies so sooner or later we will all be them.
ZOMBIES ARE REAL WHEN WILL YOU BECOME ONE!!!

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aintnobodygottimefodat

October 7th, 2013

… so if (and that is one giant if) a zombie apocalypse were to occur wouldn’t they (the zombies) just rot away in a week or so? I (the non-zombie) mean being dead means no blood flow no blood flow throughout the body means oxygen will not be delivered to tissue so the tissue will die and rot. No blood flow to stomach means no digestion so even if they (the zombies) ate somebody they (the zombies)couldn’t digest what they ate. If they (the zombies)are dead why do they (the zombies) need to feed? There would be no brain function leaving them (the zombies) blind. No brain function means they (the zombies) would be unable to process any information. I (the non-zombie)could go on ,but I (the non-zombie) will stop here.

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joe

October 8th, 2013

The apocalypse is going to happen in our lifetime. The question is are we ready?

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Casey

October 8th, 2013

I believe that the zombie apocalypse is possible, I mean our government keeps secrets who knows for all we know they might have such a virus. But its not likely to happen as opposed to nuclear war which we know for a fact is going to happen.

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Ryan Black

October 10th, 2013

So, I guess 11 months ago nobody knew about this: http://www.2000plus.mpg.de/e/90/article/ or this: http://www.technovelgy.com/ct/Science-Fiction-News.asp?NewsNum=480

We could very well see the dead return to life. Do your research before you say “Oh, there’s no way THIS could happen!”

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Mike

October 26th, 2013

America, the Land of the Free, making a zomvie virus? Not possible, or I would lose my faith with the country. Minor outbreaks that have been kept quiet, may have been possible, quickly dealt with the National Guard and other armed forces. Think of it, the zombie movies of humans being slaughtered every two seconds, is total BS. Yes, the human body is vunerable, but they aren’t made out of sticks, too. A headshot would take care of things, if the infected didn’t feel pain (which I highly doubt). Think: an assault rifle or shotgun, is equal to perhaps a dozen crawlers, target practice, I can say. The fast ones, are a problem and controlled bursts can manage a horde, as long they are from mid range. When I get my first sidearm (not old enough) and complete the family emergency kit for various disasters, all I need to do is to get to the nearest safe zone, only logical. Concluding, I am not afraid of them, unless there was a big horde of them. Then, a “F*** YOU!” and ram them with a vehicle. Anyways, this is a very interesting article, and yes, I do believe that an outbreak may happen, sooner or later.

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Dana

October 27th, 2013

Look at normal flus people get it, go on vacation or return home and get other people sick it’s how viruses spread, it’s possible but not in this day an age that virus would take a loooong time to form into that stage let alone start in a brain specific pattern. Just one this if for sure I don’t want my kids having children the world is to far gone in destruction lol

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zombie killer

October 29th, 2013

Does anyone read the bible no one can die and be baried and come back alive but I do think that there are some viruses that coul make u like a “zombie”

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Luke

October 30th, 2013

I wouldnever trust the millatary

They cant handle themselves

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kunal

October 30th, 2013

Zombies can be live . The science can do any thing . People can use for it for humanity and also go against it . Above vedeo is absolutly correct . May be goverment keeps many secrets with them all countreis goverment having neuclear formulas with them may be this virus can be use during world war . The air around us which we takes in can make us zombies
But i pray for that day never comes . Because it will be the worst night mare for humanity.

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craig

November 9th, 2013

A zombie apocolypse is possible! Think of resident evil? A company developing bio weaponry that got into the wrong hands! That’s all it takes!! Think of HIV (I know its not a zombie virus) but it lies and reproduces in the human body at an alarming rate, undetected until a specific test is carried out, even then its normally too late! If its a blood borne virus it could infect via saliva it could lie dormant like the HIV till its triggered then if enough ppl are infected all hell breaks lose people panic and cities are devastated? If its that unlikely why do the american government have a policy on what to do in the event of a zombie apocalypse

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carefree

November 23rd, 2013

Zombie Apocalypse is possible. Scientists are intelligent enough and they had already invented a lot of things in this world and it is possible that they can create something that is beyond and more than we could imagine.

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Jennifer

November 26th, 2013

ZOMBIES ARE NOT GET IT NOT REAL

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Your mom

December 1st, 2013

You ever watch the movie quarantine?
All it was was a mutated virus of rabies.
One guy busted his ankle right thru his leg, later on he is walking on it like nothing ( once infection fully takes over.

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jake

December 3rd, 2013

If you think about it it can become real and because if you walk into a radiation site and you have some kind of cold the radiation can go to your your head and the medicine might not work and make it worse and you can catch another virus at the hospital and it will spread

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jake

December 3rd, 2013

And we don’t know if the head is the weak spot

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jade

December 4th, 2013

if yourv seen world war z the guy rapped magazines around his arms so it was hard for the zombies to bit him,also i live in nz so i was wondering how can the zombies reach me unless the virus starts here.please dont send me mean comments cause i am only a 12 year old girl that is not aloud to swer so yea:-)

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ben

January 2nd, 2014

I pray that each comment poster on this story develops a better sense of grammar. It hurts to read.

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aby

January 27th, 2014

Zombies are possible , if does say something about zombies in the bible . Everyone can’t say that zombies are real or not but anything is possible if you think about it .

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zombie-killa

February 5th, 2014

I think it is very possible , on one hand…but on another my mind is going ‘no f-ing way this is going to happen’. If this did occur then I think I would be ready simply put, i know how to use a gun, and I have done a lot of research on the matter at hand, global warming could also have a hand in this, and if so then we better start prepping g because shit already started to go down!! So please be careful :)

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tristin

February 18th, 2014

I think them zombies could happen IM from the south and own lots of guns them zombies wouldn’t take a head shot IM 12 and own a 20 gauge shotgun and a 30-30 rifle and some others heck I just started writing this I got bored well… Obama is trying to take away our rights our guns so reply of you want to keep our guns

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Nick

February 23rd, 2014

Not trying to scare people but a Zombie Apocalypse could happen, because look at all the Biological and Chemical weapons that the U.S. and other countries have. When I was in the Army it was a real threat of using Nuclear, Biological and Chemical weapons that would alter your appearance and behavior. That’s why the government won’t use them. Also why did the government spend a week training several military branches and Federal agents “Zombie Training” in October 2012, if something wasn’t going to happen sooner or later.

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Random

February 26th, 2014

At least nick is smart

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Nart

March 22nd, 2014

Think about where your water supply comes from. Some kind of nerve agent or virus or toxin in the water supply, and it’s all over. Just a regular Pandemic would resemble a ZA. Think about if all the infrastructure failed, people get desperate and start looting and attacking other people for basic stuff like clean water and food….

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