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Photos: Ten states (including Colorado) most likely to survive the Zombie Apocalypse

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Photo by Aaron Thackeray
Photos and more below.
What states would be the most and least susceptible to annihilation should the Zombie Apocalypse prove to be an actual thing? The folks at Estately considered this important question -- and Colorado was ranked among those states whose citizens were most likely to survive.

Why? That's explained below with a little help from Estately excerpts and photos from our "Zombie Crawl 2013" slide show. Continue to count down the top ten.

Note: The metrics used by Estately to determine the rankings are as follows:

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Photo by Aaron Thackeray. Click to see the complete "Zombie Crawl 2013" slide show.
1. Active Military Personnel: States with more soldiers per capita means states with more people who are physically fit, trained to fight, and have access to weapons.

2. Military Veterans: Percentage of veterans per capita is a solid way of measuring fighting experience.

3. Physically Active: States with residents who rarely get out of their Laz-E-Boy will not escape the zombie menace.

4. Martial Arts Enthusiasts: Hand-to-hand combat is an important skill when the ammo runs out (source -- percentage of Facebook users who listed "martial arts" as an interest).

5. People with Survival Skills: In the long run, knowing how to survive without modern conveniences in a collapsed society will be critical (source -- percentage of Facebook users who listed "survival skills" as an interest).

6. People with Knowledge of Zombies: To know your enemy you must know their ways (source -- percentage of Facebook users who listed "zombies, Resident Evil, Zombieland, and The Walking Dead" as interests).

7. Laser Tag Enthusiasts: Yes, laser tag. Few things prepare you for a zombie attack in enclosed space (source -- percentage of Facebook users who listed "laser tag" as an interest).

8. People with Guns: Shooting a zombie in the head is really the best way to defeat a zombie, and to do that you need a gun.

9. Obesity: The obesity epidemic will yield to the zombie epidemic because the obese will struggle with running away from zombies. It's really very simple.

10: Paintball Enthusiasts: Those who can slink around the woods unnoticed while splattering their enemies with paint will find success shooting zombies in nature (source -- percentage of Facebook users who listed "paintball" as an interest).

11. Triathletes: When everything breaks down, running, swimming, and bicycling will be ideal ways to escape zombies (source -- percentage of Facebook users who listed "Ironman triathlon" as an interest).

Number 10: Wisconsin
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Photo by Aaron Thackeray. Click to see the complete "Zombie Crawl 2013" slide show.
Should the zombies enter an office building in Wisconsin, they'll face a large number of people prepared to shoot zombies in confined areas because Wisconsin is home to the most laser tag enthusiasts per capita in America. Wisconsin is awesome.
Number 9: New Hampshire
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Photo by Aaron Thackeray. Click to see the complete "Zombie Crawl 2013" slide show.
New Yorkers fleeing a zombie apocalypse will drive up real estate prices when the move to the Granite State, the most prepared in the Northeast.
Continue to keep counting down the ten states most likely to survive the Zombie Apocalypse.


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18 comments
muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

This looks like more angling for the RNC convention.

Bradford Ashington
Bradford Ashington

well, i suppose u have nothing to worry about, considering that amateur sports bloggers lack brains to begin with.

Bradford Ashington
Bradford Ashington

fights on the Interwebz....even if you "win," you still come out looking like an idiot.

YoMama
YoMama

It's laughable that Colorado came in at #3!  Face it... if a mass of Zombies started down the street, people here would point and say, "Woa... Dude!  That's gross!  Let's go score some weed before the shops close!"

Valkyrja Norse
Valkyrja Norse

Apparently west coasters will be the line survivors!! ID, NV, CO, AK, MT, AZ, NM...

Justin Baca James
Justin Baca James

I'm not bullying you, I'm letting you know you're so funny and cool for making a political joke on a non-political post.

Josh Nadler
Josh Nadler

I bet you feel like a big man bullying people from behind your keyboard.

Justin Baca James
Justin Baca James

Lol! Political joke! You stick it to the man for sure, you're so cool!

Bradford Ashington
Bradford Ashington

as well as those who voted for them....which is roughly 40% of the population during midterm elections.

RustyShackleford
RustyShackleford

You do realize, Westword, that the entire "zombie" fad was created by the political right as a convenient shorthand for "brown people", don't you? 

Josh Nadler
Josh Nadler

Congress would survive, Zombies only go for brains.

Rockpile Ranter
Rockpile Ranter

No worries, a zombie buddy told me they prefer the taste of folks who work for sub-par newspapers.

YoMama
YoMama

Maybe we'll luck out and the Zombies will get so FAT in California that they won't feel like crossing the Sierra Nevada...

YoMama
YoMama

Dude!  What are you on?  Walking Dead was based on a comic.  Don't be trying to make stuff political.  On second thought... Go ahead.  It makes you look stupid, and that's funny!

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

While it is EASY to call politicians stupid, they are corrupt, not stupid.  Take the poster boys of political stupidity, W and Reagan.  While both appeared stupid over and over and over and over, both delivered for their corporate johns.  If you think corrupt politicians are working for the good of Good Americans, corrupt politicians look stupid.  But if you follow the dollar trail, it inevitably leads to those that bribe the corrupt, not stupid, politician.  Not the conservative justices, the "Band of Idiots" ruled that corporations are people and money is speech.  While this ruling looks stupid, it was good for the filthy rich.  Republicans will block efforts to undo the damage to America done by the band of idiots, because though bad for America, Citizens United was good for republican's rich, corporate cultmasters.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@YoMama Yeah, conservatives are a cult, but they seem to still be alive.

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