Zombies FAQ

Why Don’t Zombies Attack Each Other?

Zombies are firstly motivated by their hunger for flesh of living humans. They don’t like the rotten flesh of their siblings. Zombies can both smell the unpleasant flesh of other zombies, but also smell the fresh flesh of living humans. 

How do you kill a zombie?

To kill a zombie for sure you have to destroy his brain. Afterwards, it is also recommended that you burn the corpse to completely destroy any chance of infection. 

Do zombies have super strength?

No, a zombie is not stronger than before dying from the virus. However, his hunger for flesh and a total lack of inhibitors/fear give him the unfair advantage of a firm grip, not much different than the pit bull. In the case of undeads, since the body is slowly decaying, their strength will slowly decline and wane after a few weeks. The fast “enraged” zombies will remain healthy probably longer but it depends on the type of virus. 

Why do zombies moan and not talk?

They simply don’t have the brain capacity for such a thing. Zombies function on only the most basic level of thinking, basic instincts and reactions. 

Can I outrun a zombie?

It depends entirely on which type of zombie you find yourself up against. If they are of the ‘plodding’ variety (see Dawn of the Dead) then yes, the average human can indeed outrun a zombie. If you find yourself up against fast ‘enraged’ zombies, like the ones in 28 Days Later, you will need to be in good shape.

Remember that, after all, Zombies don’t feel pain and as a result can push their bodies well beyond the normal human pain threshold. You’ll eventually get cramps and need to stop. 

What is Z-Day ?

Z-Day refers to a war between humans and zombies following a Zombie out break and was coined by Author Max Brooks. The term is derived from the D-Day which was used by the British as a codename for Operation Overload also known as the Normandy Landings which happened during World War 2. 

How can I tell if someone is a zombie?

The defining features of a Zombie are as follows:

  • Extreme Restlessness
  • Pale Complexion
  • Uncommunicative, inability to form a sentence, may groan
  • Poor Bodily Hygiene, bad breath, may be covered in blood, flatulence is frequent
  • May appear drunk, cannot drive
  • Seem to have an insatiable urge to grab you 

Do zombies live forever?

No they do not. Eventually (after many months/years), a decaying zombie will breakdown to the point where it cannot function. 

Can zombies talk to each other?

Some people believe that the moaning zombies make in some way lets them communicate with each other. It is the same question as “Can cows talk to each other? ” 

In what ways can I become infected?

Viruses spread in many ways; they can be transmitted and carried by vectors such as blood-sucking insects. Influenza viruses are spread by coughing and sneezing. The norovirus and rotaviruses, common causes of viral gastroenteritis, are transmitted by the faecal-oral route and are passed from person to person by contact, entering the body in food or water. HIV is one of several viruses transmitted through sexual contact or by exposure to infected blood. In case of a pandemic, wear a mask and avoid any contact. 

Where do I go in the event of an actual zombies apocalypse ?

In the event of an actual zombie apocalypse, citizens are advised to stay indoors. However, if the place is not safe and sooner or later because of the lack of supplies, you will need to go outdoors for find food, water, medical supplies or weapons. We advise to head for military bases which should have measures in place to ward off an attack and plentiful medical supplies as well as weapons, food and water. Many underground bunkers exist for the purpose of nuclear attacks. Police stations and commercial malls are alternate destinations where you may find supplies and survivors if any exist.