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8 tips for surviving an alien invasion

By: Katherine Butler on Nov. 11, 2011, 9:40 a.m.
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The aliens are here. Now what?

Meteorites are falling from the sky. Strange lightning storms dot the horizon. Oh, and your dog has run away.

Giant alien spaceships have appeared over the major cities of the world, but the government is urging everyone to remain calm. What to do? Run for the hills or hunker down? Here’s a fast and easy set of rules — gleaned from Hollywood and alien experts — that you can follow when extraterrestrials are breaking down your door or coming through the air vents.