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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.

Abecheese

"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.

IAreBlunt

"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.

Linux4ever_Leo

"That 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.

Victor_Saltzpyre

"Without my glasses..."

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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!

Baunzie

"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.

danyelviana

"The government..."

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.

OffensiveOnOccasion

"Most people..."

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.

ur_favorite_dinosaur

"Everybody tends..."

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.

ThePickleIndustry

"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.

-eDgAR-

"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?

MonsenorTickles

"The world..."

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The world's governments are most likely to launch nuclear strikes on zombie hotspots, killing equal amounts of healthy people.

Alpha2417

"If it is a virus..."

If it is a virus, insects would be a lot more dangerous than the actual zombies.

Give_me_poutine

"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.

dingusfunk

"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.

DamienDaSaiyan

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Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?

You're not alone.

Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.

Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.

AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"

Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.

Nutritious

"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015

"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo

"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz

"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades

Take Your Pick

"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100

"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer

"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er

Peak Efficiency

"Lembas" -- Roxwords

"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister

Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.

The One and Only

"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox

"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits

"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo

Cheeeeeeeeese

"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified

"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85

"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy

Get a Big Old Chunk

"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."

-- Ozwaldo

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp

"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox

"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM

"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun

Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.

That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.

What's In It??

"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes

"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth

Slice of the Future

"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91

"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros

As Sweet As They Had

"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon

"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes

"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade



Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.

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