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10 tips for surviving a zombie outbreak

By: Katherine Butler on April 15, 2011, 11:20 a.m.
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Know your zombies

News breaks: There has been some sort of outbreak, but the reports are vague on the details. If you are to survive, you need to know what kind of walking dead you're dealing with. There are several different types of zombies, according to experts. There is the Voodoo zombie, which is a reanimated corpse controlled by a voodoo master. As Wired reports, some refer to this as a natural zombie, a person drained of his soul to obey a master. This type might try to kill you, but it won’t eat you.

Then there are the Hollywood zombies. The traditional zombies made famous by George Romero may move slower but still enjoy cannibalism. A more recent trend for the Hollywood zombie is the ability to sprint, climb walls and leap over trees. This can be seen in the zombies (or zombie-like creatures) featured in films such as "I Am Legend" or "28 Days Later."