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Statisticians Have Figured Out The Best Place To Hide During a Zombie Apocalypse

Do you know where to go should the undead arise?

If a zombie apocalypse indeed happens, where would you run first? Would you go to a mall where there are lots of food and clothes? Or would you rather run for the nearest prison, where the thick, concrete walls and the cold, steel bars can keep the brain-munching zombies off?

The above-mentioned options don’t sound so bad, do they? Just think of all the important amenities and fancy clothes that can be found in a mall and the guns and ammo that are stored in the armory of a prison. Sounds promising, right?

Do you have any idea where to hide should they come for you?

However, a team of statisticians from the University of Cornell begs to differ. According to them, if your ultimate goal is survival against all odds, malls and prisons aren’t exactly good options. What they suggest as the best choice is to run for a sparsely populated area such as the rocky mountains up north, similar to those found in Montana and Canada.

Based on their model, the statisticians have determined that it might take a few weeks before a full-blown zombie outbreak in a city reaches the rural areas and about a month for mountainous areas, thanks to geographical factors and reduced infection rates. The statisticians also predicted that cities may be the first to fall. However, estimates must be adjusted based on the characteristics of the zombies, that is if they run fast, or if they end up being really smart.

Just imagine a zombie wreaking havoc in a crowded subway.

Alex Alemni, the lead author, said,

“Given the dynamics of the disease, once the zombies invade more sparsely populated areas, the whole outbreak slows down – there are fewer humans to bite, so you start creating zombies at a slower rate.”

They further explained,

“The project was an overview of modern epidemiology modeling, starting with differential equations to model a fully connected population, then moving on to lattice-based models, and ending with a full US-scale simulation of an outbreak across the continental US.”

The model was based on a population of 300 million, with simulations of random interactions between humans, infected humans, zombies, and dead zombies. Ultimately, the team was able to determine which locations would take the longest to reach.

The bad news, however, is that should a zombie apocalypse really occur, the probable future looks dim.

As a conclusion, the team wrote in their abstract that,

“We… discover that for ‘realistic’ parameters, we are largely doomed.”

If you think this is silly, just be aware that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention use zombie outbreak scenarios for training and disaster preparedness programs. They even have recommendations for a zombie attack preparedness plan and comics, too!

Now, if ever a zombie apocalypse occurs, at least we know where to go!

162 Comments

  1. Jerson Libao Mujal

    March 5, 2018 at 8:53 AM

    This zombie are so strong.. she has sharingan…

  2. Alan Devereux

    March 5, 2018 at 8:52 AM

    What’s going on with all this shit it’s never going to happen my god

  3. George Abante Morales

    March 5, 2018 at 8:52 AM

    just try yourself to wake-up, you’re dreaming a nightmare…!

  4. April Angelique Sanchez Divera

    March 5, 2018 at 8:16 AM

    KheNee Law
    Hahahhaa.

  5. Tomas Rees

    March 5, 2018 at 8:53 AM

    Yea OK !!!!

  6. Roda Morales Espinosa

    March 5, 2018 at 8:16 AM

    Its” nonesense…grrrrr!!!

  7. Romeo Emm Mar

    March 5, 2018 at 7:23 AM

    im going up to an open hill and sniper that bitch

  8. Lora Morris

    March 5, 2018 at 8:51 AM

    Really Zombie apocalypse that’s NEVER going to happen people have been watching too many zombie movies or walking dead oh vey

  9. Arlhou Angeles Paguia

    March 5, 2018 at 8:53 AM

    Go to Mars🤗

  10. Lis Yang

    March 5, 2018 at 8:52 AM

    I’ll be hiding in the gun store.

  11. Nadia Anwar

    March 5, 2018 at 7:23 AM

    Saty Nashiba hahaha….sa taboro tano

  12. Tie Rra

    March 5, 2018 at 8:34 AM

    Rea Delearna Cabuguas

  13. Tirso Go

    March 5, 2018 at 7:23 AM

    Nonsense news !

  14. Muhammad Ibrahim

    March 5, 2018 at 7:53 AM

    Why hide ? Fight💪💣

  15. Randal Koogler

    March 5, 2018 at 8:52 AM

    Are they that stupid that shits going to creep out the backwoods of no where first moving from small towns into the citys.

  16. Vince Mosquito

    March 5, 2018 at 8:16 AM

    Why should I hide?

  17. Miroslav Arnovljev

    March 5, 2018 at 7:23 AM

    Ja bi pozvao carobnjaka Gandalfa hahaah…jebo vas istrazivanja

  18. Tenchi Madachi

    March 5, 2018 at 7:48 AM

    Only go to an island.

  19. Antonette Giray

    March 5, 2018 at 8:54 AM

    FYR. Irish Mar Co John Paulo AJ Elbert hahahaa

  20. Yhen-Lyn Azores

    March 5, 2018 at 8:52 AM

    im a fuckin gamer why should i hide?😎

  21. Kcirederf Gnalas

    March 5, 2018 at 8:53 AM

    kill foe first before become zombie

  22. Eng'r Popoy M Geronimo

    March 5, 2018 at 8:54 AM

    MeMpoi MG

  23. Nellie Francis

    March 5, 2018 at 7:53 AM

    there’s no where to hide….

  24. Eno Hoxhallari

    March 5, 2018 at 7:53 AM

    They will hide in your ass

  25. Armāndo Reyes Reyes

    March 5, 2018 at 7:23 AM

    Chase them

  26. Imran Ibrahim

    March 5, 2018 at 8:34 AM

    Shazlin Salihuddin

  27. Reky Jurcales Ybañez

    March 5, 2018 at 8:51 AM

    At the Hive of Raccoon City to get the airborne anti-virus developed by Umbrella…More answers!? Watch Resident Evil: The final chapter and Alice will help you too…😂😂😂

  28. Tirso Go

    January 9, 2017 at 5:37 AM

    Nonsense news !

  29. Jove Sugiartho

    March 5, 2018 at 8:53 AM

    Just be friend with them😅

  30. Eno Hoxhallari

    January 9, 2017 at 5:33 AM

    They will hide in your ass

  31. Muhammad Ibrahim

    January 9, 2017 at 5:28 AM

    Why hide ? Fight💪💣

  32. Ferdz Kahid

    March 5, 2018 at 8:16 AM

    Inside a lock down mall would be great…

  33. Randal Koogler

    January 9, 2017 at 5:26 AM

    Are they that stupid that shits going to creep out the backwoods of no where first moving from small towns into the citys.

  34. Vince Mosquito

    January 9, 2017 at 5:22 AM

    Why should I hide?

  35. Miroslav Arnovljev

    January 9, 2017 at 5:20 AM

    Ja bi pozvao carobnjaka Gandalfa hahaah…jebo vas istrazivanja

  36. Tenchi Madachi

    January 9, 2017 at 5:20 AM

    Only go to an island.

  37. Antonette Giray

    January 9, 2017 at 5:17 AM

    FYR. Irish Mar Co John Paulo AJ Elbert hahahaa

  38. Louise Petrova

    March 5, 2018 at 8:53 AM

    Costco

  39. Alysa Jordyn

    March 5, 2018 at 8:54 AM

    Reena Chase Nori Stitch

  40. Kcirederf Gnalas

    January 9, 2017 at 5:11 AM

    kill foe first before become zombie

  41. Eng'r Popoy M Geronimo

    January 9, 2017 at 5:08 AM

    MeMpoi MG

  42. Nellie Francis

    January 9, 2017 at 5:02 AM

    there’s no where to hide….

  43. Armāndo Reyes Reyes

    January 9, 2017 at 5:02 AM

    Chase them

  44. Simon Tobing

    January 9, 2017 at 5:01 AM

    why run? everybody going to die eventually its just matter of time haha stupid, it called circle of life.. u scared boy?

  45. Rowell Ariate Fredeluces

    March 5, 2018 at 8:16 AM

    “you can run but you can’t hide”

  46. Michael Glenn Hall

    March 5, 2018 at 8:51 AM

    I would say HOME DEPOT… you have soil, plants and veg seeds, lumber, get creative and you’ll have weapons, a steel door, generators incase of power outage…

  47. Victorino Casuga Andallo

    March 5, 2018 at 8:52 AM

    Well tell to your scientists to make it happen bcoz still not possible hahaha in ur dreams

  48. Aljon Marc Gonzales

    March 5, 2018 at 7:53 AM

    Fck hiding!, lets smash them heads 😂😂

  49. Yhen-Lyn Azores

    January 9, 2017 at 5:12 AM

    im a fuckin gamer why should i hide?😎

  50. Simon Tobing

    March 5, 2018 at 8:51 AM

    why run? everybody going to die eventually its just matter of time haha stupid, it called circle of life.. u scared boy?

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