We all think we'll be badasses when the zombie apocalypse hits, but there are all sorts of scenarios none of us would necessarily be prepared for.
Today's burning question is KindaQute, who asked the online community: What are some things that people dont realise would happen if there was actually a zombie outbreak?
"That in places..."
That in places that get a real goddamn winter the zombies (or infected) would be rendered immobile or dead by the cold freezing the water in their bodies, or that they would be torn apart by wildlife almost immediately in rural areas.
"A lot of people..."
A lot of people would die from zombie bites, but even more would die from diseases only treatable with antibiotics, insulin, and chemotherapy.
When the world collapses, everything collapses. You might dodge a zombie bite, but then die from a scratch on your leg from where you brushed against a rusty nail to make that dodge happen.
"I would imagine..."
I would imagine that the diseases that would arise from so much rotting flesh wandering around would be worse than the zombies.
That zombies are basically the worst possible life form. The one species that is most willing and able to kill them is also their only food source and their only means of reproduction.
"Without my glasses..."Giphy
Imaging breaking your glasses while fighting off zombies. Without my glasses, I wouldn't be able to tell the difference between a zombie and a survivor unless they're within arms reach. Forget about sneaking around, I need my fellow survivors to identify themselves so I don't attack them!
"The question is..."
The question is: will the zombies run like in Zombieland or just walk slowly like in the Walking dead, if they run people that don't exercise are f*cked.
The government wouldn't collapse as quick as most people imagine.
Most movies depict the entire nation's structure crumbling in a matter of weeks, sometimes days. This is pretty illogical considering how large most nation's military's are and how many options and opportunities the government would have to contain the virus in the first place. Martial law is a powerful device.
Most people assume they'll be one of the survivors holed up in a Walmart or Costco being badass with a crossbow when really, they'll be bitten and infected while on the toilet or pumping gas or some mundane sh*t.
Everybody tends to forget about Dental Hygiene during an apocalypse.
It's something we take for granted today, and something we won't have during an apocalypse.
"Gasoline has a shorter shelf life..."
Gasoline has a shorter shelf life than most people assume, so after a year nobody would really be driving anywhere.
"People don't realize..."
People don't realize how quickly it would burn itself out.
What gives humans any competitive edge evolutionary speaking is the very thing zombies lack: the brain.
Humans without brains are a c tier animal (at best), that will have some luck in an initial outbreak of feeding and fighting, but will be bested by deer and foxes. This says nothing about the continued decomposition that will, inevitably, render locomotive abilities useless (humanities second biggest strength).
Zombies are humanity minus anything that gives them an advantage at anything. Why are we afraid of them again?
The world's governments are most likely to launch nuclear strikes on zombie hotspots, killing equal amounts of healthy people.
"If it is a virus..."
If it is a virus, insects would be a lot more dangerous than the actual zombies.
"A lot of people..."
A lot of people with minor health issues would be more disadvantaged than people realize.
Take a peanut allergy, for example. In a zombie apocalypse where food is scarce, how can you ensure that what you're eating hasn't come in contact with peanuts? People with gluten allergies would have it even worse. So many zombie apocalypse staples would be inedible to them.
People with relevant survival skills would be rare.
Since most people have jobs that wouldn't help them at all in a zombie apocalypse (office workers, waitresses, etc) then mechanics, carpenters and farmers would be extremely valuable. Even if they just did it as a hobby. They would be fought over, maybe even enslaved.
"They would have to..."
They would have to wear hazard suits at all times to prevent mosquitos from spreading the disease, also they would have to heavily purify the water they use incase a bit of zombie blood spilled in it.