Zombie is fictional characters created through reanimation of a human corpus. Zombies are normally found in horror and fantasy genre fields but we have interesting information about them, how it got started and more on this list of Zombie Facts.
1. “Zombie” has been derived from the African word ‘nzambi’ which means ‘God’.
2. Zombies represent all that is dark and base about the human condition. The fear of zombies often stems from real human fears regarding unfamiliar or chaotic forces in the world.
3. Around the globe, October 8 is celebrated as ‘World Zombie Day’.
4. The exact way to kill Zombies is to break their head or damage their brain.
5. There are many diseases that exhibit symptoms similar to the Zombies.
6. Australia is the safest place if there was a Zombie apocalypse.
7. Zombies have been a part of the Voodoo cultures for centuries.
8. As per Haitian folklore, feeding Zombie with salt can restore the person back to freedom.
9. Zombie fans are called “Zombophiles.”
10. There is a law in Haiti that stated that is a crime to turn someone into a Zombie.
11. Zombies will eat you if you get too close to them.
12. There is a disease called Yaws that makes you look like a Zombie.
13. Haitian Clairvius Narcisse was the most famous and a real-life Zombie.
14. In 1932, the first American film ‘White Zombie’ was released.
15. Ophiocordyceps is the stage that turns ants into Zombies.
16. The zombie appears as a metaphor in law enforcement, protest songs, symbolizing mindless adherence to authority, and the armed forces. Well-known examples include Fela Kuti’s 1976 album Zombie.
17. Zombie Coalition Offensive Response Elite (ZCORE) is the only Zombie survival site.
18. Zombies are also called RLF which means reanimation life form.
19. There are few hot spots for Zombie outbreak including hospitals, departmental stores, police stations and so on.
20. In order to learn more about the Zombies genre, there are many internet based comics like Zombie Hunters, everyday decay, and last blood.
21. Horror novelist Stephen King has written about zombies including his short story “Home Delivery” (1990).
22. Michael Jackson’s music video Thriller (1983), in which he dances with a troop of zombies, has been preserved as a cultural treasure by the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry.
23. Many companies from around the world have also put the strong focus on creating products towards the “zombie” culture. This list includes a company in California, Harcos Labs, that sells bagged Zombie Blood and Zombie Jerky.
24. All the Zombies are said to have compromised brains.
25. In 2011, the US government drafted CONPLAN 8888-11, a real plan detailing a strategy to defend against a zombie attack.
26. Zombies move after they are dead but do not have any superpowers.
27. The commonly Zombie limp gets affected by decomposition of the human body.
28. On 18 May 2011, the United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a graphic novel for providing tips to survive a zombie invasion.
29. Zombies are slow, weak, dumb and they are even more easy to kill.
29. There are expert guidelines to escaped from a Zombie attack.
31. There is a computer virus called Zombies, that attack most of the computer systems.
32. DayZ, a zombie-based survival horror mod for ArmA 2, was responsible for over 300,000 unit sales of its parent game within two months of its release.
33. A Zombie movie that cost only $70 to produce, won an award at the Cannes Film Festival.
34. Films featuring zombies have been a part of cinema since the 1930s, with White Zombie being one of the earliest examples.
35. Some scientists have claimed that a Zombie apocalypse could actually happen.
36. The English word “zombie” is first recorded in 1819, in a history of Brazil by the poet Robert Southey, in the form of “zombi”.
37. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was the first novel to approach the idea of human reanimation from a nonsuperstitious point of view.
38. Zombie powder allegedly used in Haitian zombification is made from poisons taken from animals, such as the spiky puffer fish, the Hyla tree frog, and the cane toad. In addition, the powders contain human remains as well as some hallucinogens.
39. The term “Philosophical Zombies” means a philosophical existence of a living human organism that has no conscious.
40. The movie Dead Snow is a 2009 Norwegian zombie comedy about a group of students under attack from Nazi zombies in the mountains of Norway. It was nominated for the “Most Memorable Mutilation” scene.