US authorities train for zombie invasion

Lisa Mitchell429

While the American government keeps nervously assuring the country zombies don't exist, the emergency agencies of Bangor, Maine, are officially preparing for a zombie apocalypse.


Bangor, which coincidentally is home to Stephen King, could possibly be letting its morbid imagination run wild. Or maybe this is just a fun simulation that allows first responders to brush up on their basics in dealing with potentially pandemic outbreaks (such as SARS or H1N1) while mingling with role-playing actors gussied up in fake blood.


Or, you know, maybe it's time we all took a hint from the headlines and started putting together our zombie-proof snow-plow-cum-school-bus rigs and practising our head shots. Better safe than sorry.


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