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In zombie apocalypse, New Jersey will be fast food

The Walking Dead #16

The Walking Dead #16

Robert Kirkman established more than a decade ago in The Walking Dead that no one is safe in a zombie apocalypse. It turns out, however, that when it comes to survival, location may be everything. And for those located in New Jersey … well, it’s been nice knowing you.

In its new ranking of the United States, real estate website Estately determines the Garden State is the least likely to survive a zombie apocalypse, followed by Mississippi, the District of Columbia, New York and  Georgia. My money would’ve been on the most obese states, in which case Mississippi would again be doomed. (Our condolences.)

“If the zombie apocalypse began today, and you live in New Jersey, the odds are 100 percent that you’ve already been bitten and have become a zombie,” the site regretfully 8.8 million residents. For Mississippi, Estately doesn’t mince words: “M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-Die. Everybody is going to die. From zombies.”

As for the safest? Alaska, trailed by Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho and New Mexico. I image their tourist boards are working on new campaigns as we speak.

To help arrive at these conclusions, Estately used 11 metrics to help measure fighting ability, knowledge of zombies, physical fitness and access to weapons in each state. For that, researchers scoured census figures on military veterans and active personnel, Facebook searches (for interests in zombies, survival skills, paintball, triathlons, et al) and data on gun ownership, obesity and health rates.

Alaska has the most military personnel, while New Mexico ranks first for knowledge of zombies. Rural states, for once, have a leg up on the more populated areas, as Estately’s map indicates the West Coast, most of the South, and the Mid-Atlantic are pretty much doomed.

But then there’s that red block amid a swath of green, “zombie-free” states in the country’s interior. Estately could only offer this explanation: “Something’s wrong with Nebraska.”

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I’m glad and all for my beloved WV being number 12 but it’s funny that we are 50th on being physically active yet 3rd on martial arts.

So now everyone on NJ will be growing the ZOMBIE PLANT that Plays DEAD when you Touch it!
I love Zomies and the Zombie Plant

See the Zombie Plant kit and the Zombie Plant Play DEAD here
http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/1692/

No matter what the catastrophe is, the US is doomed. :p

After looking at the stats, I think Hawaii is too high on the list. Yes, they have high marks on military, physical activity and martial arts…..BUT they are bottoming out on survival skills and gun owners. The biggest problem not attributed is..IT’S A FREAKIN ISLAND! Yeah, you are in great shape but there is only so far you can run and most of your precious food you eat probably isn’t grown there. I would put Arkansas higher on the list than Hawaii. They might be high on being overweight but you can lose weight naturally…you can’t naturally gain a gun and the skills to use it in a short amount of time.

David Condoluci

March 27, 2014 at 2:04 am

This is skewed for N.Y. because your not counting in western N.Y. or the southern teer if you count them properly with all the hunting and farm land and if you factor in the cold winters they will survive longer because what happens to things left out in the cold it freezes so the zombies freeze

There isn’t going to be that much resources
Left even its making zombies more popular
The population meens that there eat much more
Flesh

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