Zombies are iconic and popular characters in film and TV depictions post-apocalyptic Nightmare worlds, Fortunately for us, they’re entirely confined to the entertainment realm -albeit of the horror genre out to spook the living daylights out of us. Here’s why zombies won’t cut it in the real world:
1. The Humidity Fragility
High heat and humidity speeds up detrioration of rotting files which will quickly be consumed by insects and bacteria. On the other hand, winter would turn zombie bones brittle and aggravate their already fragile condition. No wonder they prefer dark confined places, like basements, prisons, abandoned homes, tunnels, etc.
2. The Microorganism Fatalism
of course Zombies are devoid of a normal person’s natural defence against diseases – the body’s immune system. Viruses, fungi, bacteria and other microorganisms will find an ideal breeding ground in zombies and would devour their hosts faster than you can say “fear the Walking Dead.”
3. The Locomotion Demotion
With muscles, bones and tendons dangling, in disarray or altogether missing, zombies wouldn’t be able to walk, much less outrun you. We are all “mechanical” animals and require a central nervous system to command and control muscle activity to move. Zombies have none of these. Enough of “walkers.
4. The Metabolism Schism
They’re dead, hence they don’t have the metabolic processes that keep humans alive-consuming food, breaking it into nutrients in the digestive system and converting it into energy. Okay, they eat brings and flash, but they wouldn’t even have stomachs to process those.
5. The Disability Liability
High heat and humidity speed up deterioration of rotting flesh which will quickly be consumed by insects and bacteria. On the other hand, winter would turn zombie bones brittle and aggravate their already fragile condition. No wonder they prefer dark Confined places, like basements, prisons, abandoned homes, tunnels, etc.
6. The Nourishment Encouragement
Don’t ever think that man, or even zombies for that matters, sit in the top of the food chain in an apocalypse wasteland. Apex predators are hungry-ravenous dogs, wolves, big cats, hyenas, and other wild beast have outsized appetites to satisfy. Humans would be Prime target meals-especially defenseless zombies with enticingly exposed bones and meet.
7.The Transmission Conundrum
zombies infect with their bite. This is a problem, because:
First they would have to catch the victim,
If ever they get their prey, they’d have to hold it long enough to sink in their teeth (if they have any). and
Biting required jaws, facial muscles and lots of energy (which they probably don’t have).
8. The Recovery Improbability
Humans have tissues that naturally heal and regenerate, enabling recovery from wounds and injuries. Zombies do not have those are abilities. They are in a continuous state of disintegration. A paper cut will become a large gaping wound. And numerous hits from axes, machetes, arrows,bullets…you can imagine. A katana slice will do fine.
But… if ever the undead lived again because of some virus or toxins, remember there gambling, mindless wrecks that you can outthink and outrun.