In 2011 the US Department of Defense published a Counter-Zombie Dominance report as a legitimate document. The document plans for worst case scenarios and foster out-of-box-thinking.
A man lost an eye and half his face to cancer, and used it to start a career as a zombie actor.
Tibetan mythology has zombies (ro-lang) and Western zombie-narratives depict them very similarly.
Zombies can’t exist. They have too many natural predators (i.e. birds, maggots, insects). Any form of weather is bad weather for them without a regulatory system to maintain temperature (hot days their flesh goes rancid and falls off until they are bone, cold days they literally freeze). At most a zombie outbreak would last a few days.
A brewing company’s making a zombie beer using actual brains. Dock Street Brewing Co. in Philadelphia is brewing a special beer in honor of the The Walking Dead which will be released for the show’s season finale on March 30th. What is it, exactly? The brew, named Dock Street Walker, is an American Pale Stout made with wheat, oats, flaked barley, cranberry and smoked goat brains.
On February 11th 2013, hackers broke into the Emergency Alert System networks in Great Falls, Montana and Marquette, Michigan to broadcast an emergency alert that zombies have risen from their graves in several counties in Montana and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
CDC has an actual “Zombie Plan” in place. It was started as a joke campaign, but actually evolved into real training and countermeasures because “if you’re well equipped to deal with a zombie apocalypse you will be prepared for a hurricane, pandemic, earthquake, or terrorist attack.”