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Evidence of Historical Zombie Attack at Hierakonpolis

Zonk posted more than 6 years ago | from the where's-a-good-pub-when-you-need-one dept.

It's funny.  Laugh. 244

sertsa writes "A tongue-in-cheek article just published by the Archaeological Institute of America hypothesizes that the formation of ancient Egypt is linked to recurrent Predynastic zombie attacks due to outbreaks of Solanum virus. 'From the very beginning of Predynastic research, Sir W.M. Flinders Petrie reported several headless, but seemingly intact, burials during his famous excavations at Naqada in 1895. Further excavations at Gerzeh and other sites revealed more of these curious burials, but no satisfactory explanation could be proposed at the time. More recently, excavations in the non-elite cemetery at Hierakonpolis (HK43), undertaken from 1996 to 2004, have uncovered more of these strange headless burials in addition to 21 individuals whose cervical vertebrae bear cut marks indicative of complete decapitation. The individuals include men and women ranging in age from 16 to 65. The number and the standard position of the cut marks (usually on the second-fourth cervical vertebrae; always from the front) indicate an effort far greater than that needed simply to cause the death of a normal (uninfected) person. The standard position also indicates these are not injuries sustained during normal warfare.'"

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Everyone knows it was not zombie attacks (4, Funny)

WillAffleckUW (858324) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288093)

The problem is that the scientist incorrectly classified these as zombie attacks.

Everyone with an ounce of scientific training can tell that these were actually attacks by ninja pirates, and that the vampire zombies were defending the inhabitants.

Re:Everyone knows it was not zombie attacks (1)

Farakin (1101889) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288109)

where's Chris Farley when you need him? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beverly_Hills_Ninja [wikipedia.org]

Re:Everyone knows it was not zombie attacks (2, Funny)

stonedcat (80201) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288643)

He's dead. We need to zombize him for future releases of lame movies before he decomposes further.

Doh! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21288181)

Stupid Flinders...

Re:Everyone knows it was not zombie attacks (2)

ILuvRamen (1026668) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288343)

No no no, let's be logical here. It's much more likely that some idiot ruler just was afraid of zombies so he had every dead person's head cut off...by Anubis jackals with sickles like in Age of Mythology.

Nigger attacks (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21288111)

Nigger nigger nigger nigger nigger.

How is parent post trolling? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21288469)

I sincerely fail to understand. I found this contribution insightful and highly informative.

I read this in the Zombie Survival Handbook (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21288121)

I only wish it were real. I'm preparing for the zombie outbreak, anyhow. It is going to happen some day.

Re:I read this in the Zombie Survival Handbook (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21288255)

I only wish it were real. I'm preparing for the zombie outbreak, anyhow. It is going to happen some day.

It already happened, in 2000 the Zombie took over the White House.

Re:I read this in the Zombie Survival Handbook (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21288387)

Clinton, you mean? Clinton was the only president during 2000.

Re:I read this in the Zombie Survival Handbook (2, Insightful)

jonfr (888673) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288407)

Zombies took over the White House in 2001.

Re:I read this in the Zombie Survival Handbook (5, Funny)

mrt181 (1078455) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288555)

you are wrong, oil-thirsty vampires took over the white house in 2001

Re:I read this in the Zombie Survival Handbook (1)

wolfman_jake (974273) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288783)

Who had it before, Vampires? (Oh, wait Billy wasn't doing the sucking so it must have been underlings)

Re:I read this in the Zombie Survival Handbook (3, Insightful)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 6 years ago | (#21289053)

Hey, just because a zombie is a brainless being doesn't mean every brainless being already deserves being called a zombie!

In the name of our zombie brethern I resent them being lumped together with the bunch that currently runs the US! They already got so much bad press, they really don't deserve that.

reminds me of..... (4, Funny)

edwardpickman (965122) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288131)

It reminds me of a classic The Onion story about evidence of a race of a skeletons found all over the world. I'm sure creationist would see evidence of a race of skeletons being proof that evolution was false since there is no way a race of skeletons could evolve.

Re:reminds me of..... (5, Insightful)

phoebusQ (539940) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288213)

That has to be the hardest I've ever seen someone work to fit an anti-religion message into a post.

Re:reminds me of..... (-1, Troll)

geekoid (135745) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288253)

That just means rational people haven't been trying hard enough.

Re:reminds me of..... (4, Insightful)

VultureMN (116540) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288361)

Anti-creationist != anti-religion

I'm not religious, but am not bothered by people who are.

But creationists annoy the living shit out of me because of the tortured "logic" they try to use while attempting to justify their belief that the earth is only 6000 years old.

Young earth (4, Informative)

CustomDesigned (250089) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288587)

6000 years != Creationist

The young earth theory isn't even classic Christianity [entouch.net] , having become popular in the US in the 18th century. The church fathers had a variety of theories, and literally counting the years was a 17th century invention [wikipedia.org] . Augustine noted that time as we know it is itself part of this creation, and therefore the 6 days in Genesis 1 could not refer to time in this universe. He speculated that the 6 days were a 6 day "seminar" where the new creation was was presented and explained to the angels [rtforum.org] .

Re:Young earth (5, Funny)

Penguinshit (591885) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288905)

We're the result of a 6 day Powerpoint presentation??!?

That sure explains a few things...

Re:Young earth (4, Funny)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288979)

Now everything makes sense!

I mean, look at it. First day, light and darkness, works fine. Reason? Angels were fresh and actually listening.

And from there on it went downhill, right to the 6th day with human. Now tell me, can you sit through 6 days of a boring presentation? I'm fairly sure by the end of the 5th day, every Angel was just sitting there doodling.

Good thing he didn't blame The Religion of Peace. (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21288421)

Then he would have been modded DOWN.

Slash-tards attack all religions, except Islam. Probably because Islam bites back. Ask Theo Van Gogh. Of course, there's that big yellow stripe that permeates leftists and makes them afraid of offending anyone who fights back. So busting on Christianity is OK. Remember Piss Christ?

Although, now that I think about it, the Quran does call for decapitation of subhumans^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hnon-Muslims and women, which is why we see so many mujahadeen beheading kaffirs on YouTube.

So maybe these bodies are the result of sharia. Maybe they were gays or lesbians. Maybe they dared to have sex outside of marriage. Maybe - horror of horrors - they renounced Islam, leaving decapitation the only viable alternative.

Re:reminds me of..... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21288649)

Take care one of the moderators is a god-boy

Re:reminds me of..... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21288727)

Then you haven't been paying attention.

In any case, creationists are to religion as ufo conspiracy theorists are to science.

Re:reminds me of..... (2, Funny)

smitty_one_each (243267) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288235)

Been watching this skeleton race a real long time now.
Them bones don' be movin'.
Mebbe some more tequilya.

Re:reminds me of..... (4, Funny)

aled (228417) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288511)

I'm sure creationist would see evidence of a race of skeletons being proof that evolution was false since there is no way a race of skeletons could evolve.


That's ludicrous! There's plenty of factual evidence that shows the evolutions of hominid skeleton evolution [berkeley.edu] into human skeleton. Curiously they seem to have inhabited the same places that hominid and humans, but there's not yet enough scientific evidence to prove this theory.

Re:reminds me of..... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21288551)

He said a race of skeletons. Meaning that each individual "creature" is a skeleton. I think you'll find that real skeletons even don't have a reproductive system, let alone many other things necessary to survive.

Re:reminds me of..... (5, Funny)

aled (228417) | more than 6 years ago | (#21289055)

Go ahead, be the reproductive-system-nazi of this thread if you want. But first answer these questions: If skeletons can't reproduce, why can we find so many of them buried? Where Skeletor does came from? Army of Darkness was better than Evil Dead II?

Re:reminds me of..... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21288613)

Creationists are dumb. Mod me up! Don't ya love /. groupthink? Hey, that guy made the same lame joke that someone else told yesterday. How funny! Seriously, the article [theonion.com] makes no mention of creationists, but many leading experts (like Dr. Terrance Schneider of the University of Chicago) don't believe there's a skeleton-human link.

Re:reminds me of..... (1)

criminy (62218) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288645)

It's likely that they said 'boogedy-boogedy' a lot.

Re:reminds me of..... (2, Funny)

sconeu (64226) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288759)

Are we sure that this isn't a Sluggy Freelance [sluggy.com] plug?

See It Here... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21288767)

Re:reminds me of..... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21288937)

An assist for the parent post:

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/29976 [theonion.com]

Re:reminds me of..... (1)

kryten250 (1177211) | more than 6 years ago | (#21289063)

The skeleton race was entirely white, so?

i love dick (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21288135)

damn straight.

Re:i love dick (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21288449)

Off topic? Can't you remember back to when Dick shot that lawyer guy in the face, and he later apologized for getting in the way of the bullet? Only a zombie would survive a headshot then apologize. I love Dick as well, he's our #1 defense against the zombie plague.

not quite... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21288927)

damn straight.
seeing that you are a guy since this is slashdot, there is no way that you could be straight

Re:not quite... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21289091)

He's talking about his own dick. This makes perfect sense on /., since most of us will never get anyone else to love us.

PLEASE! (1)

williamyf (227051) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288141)

Stop taking part in intrigue campaings for the next VideoGame/Movie/Book/TVSeries

Also, no inside jokes from scientists. After Gary Larson, none of that is allowed anymore.

Mod me as you like!

Re:PLEASE! (1)

dragonmantank (992476) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288789)

Kinda too late for that, Max Brooks wrote his books a few years ago...

hmm (5, Funny)

User 956 (568564) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288149)

I don't know why everyone hates on zombies. I mean, zombies were people too.

Re:hmm (4, Funny)

CaptainPatent (1087643) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288197)

Isn't it obvious!?

Anyone with half a brain, well...
is probably being attacked by a zombie.

Re:hmm (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21288225)

I hate zombies because they use phrases like "The number and the standard position of the cut marks (usually on the second-fourth cervical vertebrae; always from the front) indicate an effort far greater than that needed simply to cause the death of a normal (uninfected) person."

I mean, normal people don't talk like that.

Eh??? (1)

Savage-Rabbit (308260) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288239)

I don't know why everyone hates on zombies. I mean, zombies were people too.
What makes you think we hate corporate workers and civil servants??

Re:Eh??? (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288303)

You know, I wrote 350 lines of code today, had a 4 hour meeting where we busted chops to get some programs improved, and this afternoon I get to review the results from Point to point testing.

As a civil servant, I'm supposed to be doing nothing! just ask anybody.

Yes I know someone will point out I'm on slashdot, but I do get a lunch period.

Re:Eh??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21288843)

You know, I wrote 350 lines of code today, had a 4 hour meeting where we busted chops to get some programs improved, and this afternoon I get to review the results from Point to point testing.

You must be new there.

so was (1)

wardk (3037) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288355)

soylent green, but people loved it

there has to be a connection

Re:hmm (1)

hajus (990255) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288993)

That's one thing that I've never understood. If there were human zombies, ghosts, vampires, wouldn't there also be non-human versions of such thing? I don't like the thought of countless cockroach ghosts all over the place though, but they logically follow from the existence of human ones. I assumed the same of zombies, but if they were caused by a strain that infected humans only.... well, maybe the virus could mutate.

Re:hmm (1)

nebaz (453974) | more than 6 years ago | (#21289067)

Ummm...don't you know animals don't have souls? All animals are therefore zombies already.

Re:hmm (1)

Torvaun (1040898) | more than 6 years ago | (#21289123)

Vampires are simple. They don't bother to bite non-humans.

Ghosts work because only sentient creatures will have the 'unfinished business' to keep them here.

Zombies? Well, how do you know there aren't lots of cockroach zombies? It takes all sorts of crap to kill them, maybe they're just already dead?

Re:hmm (1)

ma1wrbu5tr (1066262) | more than 6 years ago | (#21289087)

Go to Walmart and ask for help some time. Evidently there is no policy against hiring zombies.

Zombie Survival Guide (0, Redundant)

BigGar' (411008) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288173)

Sounds like its right out of Max Brooks' Zombie Survival Guide http://www.amazon.com/Zombie-Survival-Guide-Complete-Protection/dp/1400049628 [amazon.com]

Re:Zombie Survival Guide (1)

EvilIdler (21087) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288231)

Yes, just like the article says :)

Re:Zombie Survival Guide (1)

db32 (862117) | more than 6 years ago | (#21289235)

Sounds like someone didn't RTFA. We really need a -1 Well Duh.

Proof? (4, Funny)

Enderandrew (866215) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288191)

We all know that zombies tend to gravitate towards malls, or high school proms and such. If they found headless remains outside a prehistoric shopping mall, then I'd be convinced.

It's worse than you think... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21288705)

Rumor has it, they found some of them huddled in front of a Flintstones-style TV. I'd say that about cinches it. Which reminds me. This might be a good time to update the raptor & zombie plan to include raptor zombies. You can never be too careful.

Im guessing (1)

falcon5768 (629591) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288193)

this is a underground campaign for World War Z the Movie?

Re:Im guessing (1)

bigdavesmith (928732) | more than 6 years ago | (#21289021)

I'm really surprised that there are so many joke comments to this, and not more posts where people are upset that this is passing for news at /.

Lurch post (5, Funny)

Harmonious Botch (921977) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288209)

This lends new meaning to the phrase "walk like an Egyptian"

Re:Lurch post (1)

ScrewMaster (602015) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288291)

Okay, you nailed my funnybone on that one.

Re:Lurch post (1)

mkiwi (585287) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288385)

Hey, they could have been doing the Thriller dance.

Re:Lurch post (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21288681)

...or "All You Zombies Hide Your Faces"

Preceding the zombie attacks (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21288261)

Was a mass distribution scrolls that promised a nude painting of Cleopatra, but was merely a tax bill infected with a virus.

Obligatory (0, Redundant)

SlshSuxs (1089647) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288275)

Braaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiiiinssssssssss

Re:Obligatory (1)

russlar (1122455) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288713)

Braaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiiiinssssssssss
sorry chief, can't help ya.

Re:Obligatory (1)

glittalogik (837604) | more than 6 years ago | (#21289033)

You must be new here.

French Revolution (4, Funny)

Aaron Denney (123626) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288391)

Hey, I bet this could also explain the heavy use of the guillotine during the French revolution.

What's the deal with this? (1, Insightful)

necro2607 (771790) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288405)

Uhh, am I just missing something here? Is this article a joke? Why is this posted on Slashdot? Is there some kind of long-running inside joke about this fictional "solanum" virus? Plus the site TFA is hosted on is apparently a publication from The Archaeological Institute of America...?? What the fuck. Sure, zombies are cool and all, but if I wanted to read some fantastical BS about arbitrary urban legends and whatever memes, I'd just read The Onion or browse through peoples' blogs. Woot, let's write about a bunch of fictional shit and post it in a serious tone so as to mess with people, in the middle of an otherwise factual and educational publication!

Re:What's the deal with this? (5, Funny)

Dunbal (464142) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288495)

Plus the site TFA is hosted on is apparently a publication from The Archaeological Institute of America...??

      October, Halloween. Even archaeologists have a sense of humor. Get one today!

Re:What's the deal with this? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21288573)

Not to mention the fun they are going to have when the news will start popping up in blogs...

Re:What's the deal with this? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21288711)

Um, the article is dated November 6. You really screwed up changing your clock for daylight savings time. Work in corporate IT, perchance?

Re:What's the deal with this? (1)

necro2607 (771790) | more than 6 years ago | (#21289201)

I definitely have a sense of humour, don't worry. The thing is, Halloween was over a week ago, and there's no indication at all in the article that it's actually supposed to be funny. I'm reading this article, wondering how in the hell editors at Archaeology magazine are actually cool with publishing an article rambling on and on about zombies!

Re:What's the deal with this? (1)

neverutterwhen (813161) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288515)

Please tell me you didn't just call slashdot a 'factual' and 'educational' publication. I think that only you could be messed with in this fashion. Everyone else giggled and got on with their day. Or touched themselves.

Re:What's the deal with this? (1)

necro2607 (771790) | more than 6 years ago | (#21289117)

I was talking about the Archaeology magazine.

Re:What's the deal with this? (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288579)

A) It's Zombies
B) There have been several Zombie books of some geek notoriety
C) (this one might be hard for you to grasp) some people where just having a good time and being a little silly. It's almost like there was some event that involved monsters and zombie around this time of year.

To answer your questions... (1)

Endloser (1170279) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288581)

Yes. Is the Colbert Report a joke? Because it is popular. Yes. Yes. And I am aware that only assholes answer questions with questions.

Re:To answer your questions... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21288683)

Is it that only assholes answer questions with questions, or could it be that the answerer realizes that if the other person works out the answer himself that person will likely understand the answer more fully?

Re:What's the deal with this? (0, Redundant)

swonkdog (70409) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288591)

Brrrrraaaaaaiiiiiiinnnnnnnnsssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8^)

Re:What's the deal with this? (1)

Not_Wiggins (686627) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288627)

I can see why you're offended.
With a handle such as "necro2607," you must be one of the undead insulted by this fiction about your heredity.

Zombies are all around us. I see them all the time working at the local movie theaters taking tickets, making telemarketing calls about vitamin supplements, or even working diligently in bureaucratic jobs (such as secretaries in college financial-aid offices).

Be dead! Be proud!
   

Re:What's the deal with this? (1)

jamrock (863246) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288657)

Uhh, am I just missing something here?
Your sense of humor, apparently. Lighten up, Francis.

Re:What's the deal with this? (1)

necro2607 (771790) | more than 6 years ago | (#21289137)

No man, I actually have a pretty huge sense of humour, but... the whole article both in the Archaeology magazine and on Slashdot are both written in a fully serious tone with no actual indication that it's a joke. The fact that the article itself is long as hell is pretty amazing considering the detail they go into, rambling on about pure nonsense. 100% Onion material, not the kind of shit I'd expect to find in the latest issue of Archaeology magazine.

Re:What's the deal with this? (1)

jamrock (863246) | more than 6 years ago | (#21289227)

I was just funnin' witcha, man. Point taken, and frankly, I do agree with you about Archeology magazine's foray into poker-faced humor, what with April 1st well in the past.

Re:What's the deal with this? (1)

dameron (307970) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288687)

Lighten up Nancy, with a name like necro2607 [slashdot.org] (771790) you're not fooling anybody...

You're prolly knee-deep in the juju swapping war stories with the Dru Naju.

Re:What's the deal with this? (1)

Arnos (91951) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288701)

You, my friend, are what we'd call "Zombie Bait".

It's probably a good thing that once the Great Panic starts- you'd be among the first to go.

Re:What's the deal with this? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21288749)

Tongue-in-cheek has a meaning. I suggest you look it up.

Yes, it's a joke.

Re:What's the deal with this? (1)

FleaPlus (6935) | more than 6 years ago | (#21289191)

Is there some kind of long-running inside joke about this fictional "solanum" virus?

It might be kind of obscure, but "solanum" is a reference to the fictional Solanum virus in the Zombie Survival Guide [wikipedia.org] by Max Brooks. It's also alluded to, but I don't think is explicitly named, in the quasi-sequel World War Z [wikipedia.org] . Both are awesome books, btw, and I highly recommend reading them.

As Shaun would say... (1)

kcbanner (929309) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288413)

"Remove the head or destroy the brain!"

Simon Pegg ftw.

Re:As Shaun would say... (1)

PPH (736903) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288847)

Remove the head or destroy the brain!
That doesn't always work. Karl Rove is gone and yet our administration still lurches along.

I for one . . . (2, Funny)

GwaihirBW (1155487) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288519)

welcome our new zombie underlings! . . . I feel kinda dirty now.

What (0, Offtopic)

tomsyco (1185181) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288529)

Why do people even open there mouths sometimes. Way to get a PhD to study zombies. All acreddidation that they had just went down the drain.

Re:What (1)

DeepHurtn! (773713) | more than 6 years ago | (#21289187)

Wait a second: you post an incoherent comment with sub-literate style and filled with grade three level spelling mistakes and you're attacking others for daring to "open there mouths"?

Somehow I doubt the Archaeological Institute of America is too worried about their acreddidation with you.

Prepare now (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21288717)

I am Psych'd to be working on the microsoft "cherry blossom" project - a new way users can use the net - after death. And buy Microsoft products. But the moaning does get on your nerves, its like working in hydrabad.

Satire/Pseudoscience (1)

cosm (1072588) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288729)

If you read into the "Zombie Survival Guide" by Max Brooks, you will see that he points out that Zomified people derive from the spread of the Selanum virus, which is spread only by interchange of bodily fluids, without the possibility of airborne infection. Although Wikipedia classifies this as a fictional virus, multiple ensuing publications and productions regarding the Z-Day apocalypse have mentioned Solanum as the constituent responsible.

While there really hasn't been any hard evidence of such events occurring in the past, there are apparently many stories told by the ancients and now being supposedly researched by 'experts' that conclude multiple outbreaks of Zombiepeople have occurred involving some sort of Zombie type beings, victims of initial exposure to a stimuli or possible through interaction and conversion.

While I don't know if I can believe in such events actually occurring, there are those out there curious enough to seemingly explore it via actual scientific methods. Still no true evidence exist. It is just these speculative tales that seem to propagate stories like this into semi-recognizable media outlets, hence the running theme of the Zombie (joke?).

Regardless, I will always have my food supply in excess, an underground military bunker, shingle/Teflon coated armor , and a chainsaw-spike covered school bus on deck in case this ever occurs. God..er..science..er...human meddling...er..divine intervention...er....fast-food forbid.

Huh?... (2, Informative)

schmu_20mol (806069) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288763)

Well, just to get this somewhat straight. Solanum is a 'large' organism of a plant/vine/small tree, so we are basically talking about your run of the mill tomatoes and potatoes here (yes, I already hear those zombie biologists heaving stones towards me). So, the next question is what the solanum virus would be ... fiction, just have a look at 'The Zombie Survival Guide' by Max Brooks. I think I'll just have to get me some strong liquor and reread that story again ... kind of, hilarious.

Ready 4 Zombies? (1)

kernelphr34k (1179539) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288813)

I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm sure as hell ready for a zombie attack! I've got gunz, knifes, tanks, and lots of persons of a certain race for "Operation Human Shield." Lots of my friends as well are prepared. We even have a meeting place; The closest Bimart! :)

Solanum virus? hoax? (-1, Redundant)

crabpeople (720852) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288827)

Im pretty sure this is a fake made up thing. Wikipedia says its made up pretty much.

Re:Solanum virus? hoax? (0, Redundant)

GwaihirBW (1155487) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288917)

"I'm pretty sure this is a fake made up thing. Wikipedia says [wikipedia.org] it's made up [wikipedia.org] pretty much." - Fixed that for you.

Re:Solanum virus? hoax? (1)

necro2607 (771790) | more than 6 years ago | (#21289167)

Yeah, apparently I'm not the only one continuously thinking "what the f?" while reading this article, despite peoples' insistence that I just have no sense of humour. Sorry, it's just not funny when it's completely portrayed as some fucking factual scientific article, and is getting reposted in the Science section of other websites as though it's some worthwhile read. :P

There are 2 kinds of people in the world... (1)

psychicsword (1036852) | more than 6 years ago | (#21288971)

Grif:Let me ask you this Doc, Whats your zombie plan.
Doc: My What?
Grif:There are 2 kinds of people in the world those who have a plan prepared for when the zombies take over the earth, and those who dont. We call those last people dinner.
Doc:Nobody does that
Grif: In my plan I'm going to Alaska zombies have no body heat, they'll freeze like coprsicles. Its Brilliant.

My plan is to not notice anything that is wrong. I would try to save my family with a cricket bat then I would goto the Winchester bar and shot the zombies that try to hide quietly until I accidentally turn on the jutebox. Then I would wait for the calvary to charge in and shoot up the place.

Resident Evil ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21289081)

Time to pre-order Resident Evil Egyptian Chronicles !

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