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How To Actually Survive An Alien Invasion

General rule: Keep your head down and wait for it all to blow over.

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1. First things first: Design an awesome welcome sign.

Stay positive! It's way too soon to tell if they want to harvest our planet.
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Stay positive! It's way too soon to tell if they want to harvest our planet.

2. Then give your sign to that overly optimistic guy wearing a headband.

Top tip: It's always best to watch aliens arrive from a healthy distance. Stay safe, don't be sorry, and avoid the front line.
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Top tip: It's always best to watch aliens arrive from a healthy distance. Stay safe, don't be sorry, and avoid the front line.

3. Find that pair of wheelie shoes you never convinced yourself to throw away.

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You will need a quick getaway in case it all goes pear-shaped, which it probably will.

4. And when things do turn south, you will need to assemble a fearless team.

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5. Make sure you befriend a selfless person.

The sort of person who will investigate those dodgy-looking areas so you don't have to...You: "OMG, what was that?"Selfless friend: "Don't worry! I'll go check it out!"You: "Thank you, selfless friend."
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The sort of person who will investigate those dodgy-looking areas so you don't have to...

You: "OMG, what was that?"

Selfless friend: "Don't worry! I'll go check it out!"

You: "Thank you, selfless friend."

6. Then befriend that kid who is super quiet but is probably really good at computers.

That's actually a pretty good idea. Ahem.
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That's actually a pretty good idea. Ahem.

7. Find and train a loyal companion.

Think outside of the box. A dog will do, but aliens are scared of eagles. And dogs can't fly, so there.
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Think outside of the box. A dog will do, but aliens are scared of eagles. And dogs can't fly, so there.

8. If you simply must take a selfie, make sure you don't tag your location.

Aliens have probably infiltrated your social networks. They might be stalking you.
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Aliens have probably infiltrated your social networks. They might be stalking you.

9. Stock up on essential supplies.

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Look on the bright side: You don't have to pay for anything during an alien invasion. Treat yourself to all that fancy hummus.

10. Find their weakness.

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Every alien species has a weakness. The squishy bit at the back of their head is usually a good start.

11. You will probably need a weapon.

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If you can't find a gun, then find something pointy.

12. And remember the golden rule of fighting aliens:

Shoot (or stab) first, ask questions later. How are you supposed to know it's friendly when it's talking like an alien?
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Shoot (or stab) first, ask questions later. How are you supposed to know it's friendly when it's talking like an alien?

13. Seriously: Don't be a hero.

Aliens don't like heroes, so they will probably try to find you first.
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Aliens don't like heroes, so they will probably try to find you first.

Good news! We've found a fearless team to fight the pesky aliens so you don't have to. Independence Day: Resurgence arrives in cinemas on 23 June. Make sure you don't miss it!

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