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#16    GenerationNine

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:09 PM

There are two types of zombies, the brainwashed, voodoo zombies, and the cannibalistic corpse zombies. The voodoo zombies could potentially exist, I think - I've heard stories about the actual process of creating one, and it sort of makes sense. Undead zombies, however, can't possibly exist. First of all, they originated in George Romero's "Night of the Living Dead" in 1968. The term "zombie" was never used in the movie, but somehow it came up and has since become synonymous with the cannibalistic corpses we know and love today. However, they don't even make sense.

Think about it: in order for the zombie to do literally anything, the brain has to be alive. That makes sense - you have to destroy the brain in order to kill it for good, right? So far so good. However, if the brain is alive, wouldn't the rest of it be, too? But it's not. The rest of the body continues to decay - organs, skin, muscles, everything. And yet somehow, the zombie is still able to move, despite the lack of muscle tissue. Also, how do zombies even live? They have no working systems to speak of. They can't digest any of the flesh they eat, their open wounds are constantly exposed to infectious diseases, they constantly suffer from major injuries, hell they can even survive a decapitation. I love zombies, and they will forever be one of my favorite subgenres of horror, but we can all rest easy knowing that we'll never have to actually run from one.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:27 PM

Is this scary krocodil drug here in the USA and Canada now?

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:31 PM

What about the government using these zombie drugs on the populace in order to control them? Or even as an excuse to terminate them? Population reduction?

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:41 PM

View PostIcarus13, on 20 February 2013 - 12:34 PM, said:

Zombies originated in Haiti on sugar cane plantations. Plantation owners wanting cheap labour would go around town poisoning people using as mentionned the puffer fish toxin which would slow the heart rate down to a crawl and cause paralysis. Families would bury their family members who they thought were dead. At night the plantation owners would go dig up the graves and bring those poor people back to work once the toxin wore off, keeping them drugged constantly. On a few occasions either the plantation owners would forget to give them their daily dose or would simply pass away and those  "zombies" would come back to their senses often coming back to their villages to families that burried them years prior.  And voila!...zombies explained.

Well documented case.   http://en.wikipedia....irvius_Narcisse


Everything you said is correct, except the Zombie thing goes back a lot further in history than that.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:43 PM

But in the case of haiti and voodoo the person actually becoming the zombie was never dead in the first place.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 12:34 AM

View PostR4z3rsPar4d0x, on 08 March 2013 - 05:43 PM, said:

But in the case of haiti and voodoo the person actually becoming the zombie was never dead in the first place.

Yes you are right, that is a good point.

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 10:47 PM

I've actually come up with a practical possible cure for the "zombie virus"; NANITES!

The thing is through: I have no idea if it will work or not...And Nanites need to be completely developed first too.


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Posted 02 September 2013 - 02:49 AM

"Practical" is not the word I'd use for a cure that doesn't exist and which you have no idea is even workable.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 06:51 PM

In Zombie movies why do Zombies always try to catch living people to eat,instead of having a go at eating each other ???and how do the live people always get caught by the slow moving dead people.Amazing but it pulls in Dollars.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 12:54 AM

View Postspud the mackem, on 02 September 2013 - 06:51 PM, said:

In Zombie movies why do Zombies always try to catch living people to eat,instead of having a go at eating each other ???and how do the live people always get caught by the slow moving dead people.Amazing but it pulls in Dollars.
becaise they go after beating hearts and warm flesh, other zombies dont have beating hearts or warm flesh. People always get caught in the movies so that the audiance can see a gruesome death

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 01:06 AM

View PostColumbo, on 06 March 2013 - 11:31 PM, said:

What about the government using these zombie drugs on the populace in order to control them? Or even as an excuse to terminate them? Population reduction?

I like it, we should look into this, I'll put it in a memo

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 10:49 AM

If you back to the original term and meaning http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zombie

""Zombi" is also another name of the Vodou snake lwaDamballah Wedo, of Niger–Congo origin; it is akin to theKikongo word nzambi, which means "god"."r
Which brings you too a snake god, or sky god
"Damballah is the Sky God and considered the primordialcreator of all life. The veve of Damballah comprises two serpents prominent among other emblems."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damballa

And this one also linked is about Loa of Hati voodoo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loa


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 07:56 PM

That depends on what kind of zombie you're talking about. If you've been hearing stories about it being real in the news or other media, I assume you're talking about cannibalistic corpses. They are not a new thing - like Coffey said, tales of such creatures date as far back as ancient Egypt. However, they did not acquire the name "zombies" until George Romero's Night of the Living Dead in 1968. Romero himself never called them zombies - the term was never used in the movie. I actually don't know who first did, but that how's the zombies we know and love today came about. And no, they're not real. They're impossible.

Zombies in general, though, can exist. They're basically just an animals that has lost all control over themselves. Haitian voodoo priests created zombies, for example - drugged human slaves. That's what movies like White Zombie are about.

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 11:25 PM

View PostCrimsonKing, on 19 February 2013 - 06:56 AM, said:

This i sure you know is caused by tetrodotoxin from the pufferfish,but now days most in mental hospitals act almost zombie like themselves.


Actually it isn't caused by the puffer fish. Death comes from the puffer fish. In Haiti, the witch doctors who brought their religion from Africa, use plants to cause a subject to become a zombie. Try reading the book The Serpent and the Rainbow. Or watch the movie if you wish.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 12:40 AM

I must misremember the movie, I thought they used puffer f-

OH crap that's Buried Alive.
I hate doing that with details

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