Scientists Figured Out What Would Really Happen During A Zombie Outbreak
Here's how the infection would spread in the United States. New York City is so screwed.
A team of Cornell researchers figured out how fast a zombie outbreak would spread across the United States. You know, just in case...
New York City is pretty much fucked within 24 hours.
Most of the flyover states are still safe after a month:
But the safest place is the northern Rockies, which would take months and months to infect.
After 28 days, cities are not the most dangerous places to be. That award goes to suburbs like — wait for it — Bakersfield, California.
The absolute worst place to be after a month is northeastern Pennsylvania.
There's good news. As time goes on, the number of killed zombies increases (green map). But so does the rate of infection (red map).
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