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Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions part of Zombie Crisis! For all you people who refuse to read and discover your own answer... this is for you! Here are some of the questions we have gotten from people, and questions that we here at Zombie Crisis feel are most important, or obviously most frequently asked.

Feel free to hit up our contacts section and throw some emails our way with some of your questions or concerns. Any and all zombie subjects are in play. Remember, dumb questions don't kill people, zombies do.


 
Q: How do I kill a zombie?
Q: Why are zombies discolored?
Q: Why are zombies so strong?
Q: Why do zombies moan and not talk?
Q: Why do zombies seem to crave human flesh?
Q: Why do zombies seem to always form groups?
Q: How can I tell if someone is a zombie?
Q: How well can zombies see?
Q: Why does getting bit by a zombie turn you into one?
Q: Can zombies run?
Q: Are zombies real?
Q: Do zombies "live" forever?
Q: What causes people to become zombies?
Q: How fast can zombies move?
Q: Can zombies talk to each other?
Q: In what ways can I become infected?



Q: How do I kill a zombie?

A:

I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt on this one. If you are asking this question I assume it is only because you are confused by so many tasteless movies. There is only one true way to "kill" a zombie. You have to shut down its computer. in other words, you have to destroy its brain. A zombie survives by brain function and brain function alone. It is not supported by any other organ or major bodily system. In essence, you can blast a zombie to 100 pieces but as long as the brain is still intact you still have a living zombie in some form, even if all that is left of one of your zombie foes is just a severed head. If your toe ends up in its mouth you're going to be walking funny the rest of your "life".

Q: Why are zombies discolored?

A:

Plain and simple, they are decomposing. Zombies are "the living dead." I think you're all smart enough to know that dead things decompose. Initially, zombies turn a bluish hue as the blood that remains in their veins loses oxygen. Next, the lysosomes in a zombie's cells see the body as dead and therefore start to breakdown all the tissue in the cells in which they reside. Even flies and other insects do the same thing to any other dead thing they find. Eventually, the zombie will breakdown to the point where it won't even be able to move due to the fact that its muscle tissue has deteriorated away.

Q: Why are zombies so strong?

A:

This is kind of a zombie myth actually. Zombies technically do not posses any kind of super human powers (unless a super hero gets himself infected). A zombie has the same physical restrictions it had before it became undead, except oneľa zombie has no sense of pain. Therefore, a zombie can push its muscles to the point where it would normally cause pain to you or me. Also, a zombie's body no longer produces lactic acid, thus they do not suffer from muscle fatigue. This gives our lifeless friend just a little more strength than a person would normally have. So when you see people literally getting ripped into pieces in a movie (or in real life if you are that lucky), it is not all that impossible.

Q: Why do zombies moan and not talk?

A:

They simply don't have the brain capacity for such a thing. Zombies function on only the most basic level of thinking, if you can even call it that. They work off basic instincts and reactions alone, like "follow food", and "bite this meaty leg". They are not capable of performing things that require a higher level of thinking.

Q: Why do zombies seem to crave human flesh?

A:

Because we taste like bbq ribs. On a more serious note, this topic is open to heavy debate and a clear answer has yet to be formulated.

Q: Why do zombies seem to always form groups?

A:

Some people actually have theories that zombies tend to gather together. Whether it be the moaning of one another that attracts them or some other unseen factor, no one is certain. Personally I don't find that zombies always form groups. They seem to only group up when they are following the same food source or are attracted to the same location by something. If a zombie doesn't hear or see anything it finds intriguing it will just wander aimlessly paying no attention to other zombies.

Q: How can I tell if someone is a zombie?

A:

If they are trying to fucking eat you would be one thing. If you just watched a person die and they get back up and are moaning and walking eerily towards you, they're probably a zombie. On a side note, someone may be infected with a zombie causing agent such as a virus that simply hasn't taken effect yet. Often times, an infected person will be running an extremely high or low temperature, be sweating, and even be slightly pale, discolored, and tired looking.

Q: How well can zombies see?

A:

How well can you see? It is believed that zombies can initially see just as well as you can (or at least as well as the person they once were). Their eyes will quickly lose their perfection as they begin to dry out and deteriorate. Some people think that zombies have some sort of night vision that makes them such first-rate night hunters. Others believe that all zombies see are blurred shapes and a difference between light and dark. However, it really doesn't matter because they in fact can see you (or at least sense you), so watch out.

Q: Why does getting bit by a zombie turn you into one?

A:

Well if you are asking this at least you know that getting bit will make you a zombie at some point. That puts you one step ahead of everyone who asks the question "Why did that guy just bite me?" Getting bitten by a zombie transfers the zombie virus. It is kind of like zombie AIDS. It can be transferred through any contact of bodily fluids. The only one in question is that of saliva to saliva. It is hard to tell if this kind of contact will transfer the virus as not many people try to make out with the undead.

Q: Can zombies run?

A:

No. The normal living dead zombie will not be able to run. Although, they may be able to move faster when they first become a zombie since little decomposition has yet occurred. In the case that the "zombies" are infected with a mutated rabies virus or something of that nature they will probably be able to move a lot quicker, though they still probably won't be able to really run due to the effects of the rabies virus on their nervous system.

Q: Are zombies real?

A:

Well, it would be a pretty big waste of time to make this site if they weren't.

Q: Do zombies "live" forever?

A:

No they do not. Eventually (after many years), a decaying zombie will breakdown to the point where it cannot function, and then to the point where the brain simply rots away. This will take a very long time as zombies are mobile and a lot of normal factors in decomposition will not affect them.

Q: What causes people to become zombies?

A:

People, in some way get infected with the zombie causing agent. This agent (be it a virus, bacteria, etc) makes its way from the point of infection to the brain. When the agent has completed its work the person will soon reanimate as a zombie and try to kill you. For a more in depth understanding of what causes different types of zombies, please read our section on zombies.

Q: How fast can zombies move?

A:

Not as fast as you under normal circumstances fortunately. This answer is varied and is based on several factors including the hosts physical condition and degree of decay. Some zombies have been seen traveling at speed in excess of 2 mph (3.22 kph), However this is just a fraction of the average human run speed, and is roughly half that of the average human walking speed.

Q: Can zombies talk to each other?

A:

This is one of those questions that is open for debate. They sure as hell don't stand around and go "Hey man, you see that guy's face when I started eating his kidneys?" "Yea, hah, good stuff, good stuff." No, that doesn't happen. Yet, some people believe that all the arbitrary moaning zombies make in some way lets them communicate with each other. Whether it's just a sound that draws the attention of other zombies, or an understood communication system, no one is really sure.

Q: In what ways can I become infected?

A:

You can become infected through any contact of bodily fluids. The most common is saliva to blood. This is where you are unfortunate enough to get yourself bitten by a zombie, in which case the virus is transferred from the zombie's saliva into your bloodstream. A second way is getting the blood (or some other fluid) of a zombie into your mouth, eyes, or an open wound although, the blood of your average zombie is much less viscous than normal blood, which makes this less likely to happen. You can also be infected by whatever originally causes the outbreak, which has always been our biggest fear.

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