Because it will undoubtedly happen and be the best thing ever.
I am sorry, but allow me to hop in and give you the top ten reasons, in my opinion, a zombie apocalypse would fail.
10: Biting is an absolutely horrible way to spread a virus
Rabies is technically a zombie virus to animals. It is spread by biting, which is why it fails to infect everything. You see, a zombie would have to get close to us to bite us, but we'd keep them at bay, far, far away from us. How would they bite us and spread the virus is someone isn't close to the zombie? And if a zombie is in a crowd, unlike in zombie movies, if someone saw someone eating everyone, he'd do something, wouldn't he? The man eating monster would die in seconds.
9: The disease control centers
When China received a deadly virus a few years back, their disease control teams quickly reacted. They destroyed the virus and very few people died, even though many people there were infected, they were cured. These teams would change from annoying to heroes They would evacuate the population and develop cures, along with controlling the virus in locked down areas.
8: Martial Law
Martial Law is a brutal stage of lock-down and this would be deployed in the event of zombies. They would quickly lock down the city with the virus and kill every zombie, and the soldiers would be in vehicles and on top of walls, so the zombies wouldn't be able to spread the infection.
7: Dead tissue cannot reanimate
Even if you're saying "Hmph, spirits don't exist," I'm not saying anything about a spirit. Once someone is dead, every body part shuts down and can never restart. Reviving can only be done within 5 minutes of death, otherwise the heart will not beat and the body will forever be dead. So, basically, this reason is the main reason it's impossible for a zombie apocalypse.
6: Dead tissue won't heal
So, even if dead tissue could reanimate, it couldn't heal wounds. If a zombie breaks a bone, they lose a body part. If a zombie loses it's teeth, it can never bite again. A zombie would be useless if it's as clumsy as it it in movies, getting cuts and broken bones but somehow in these movies, they all just remain alive. A zombie would die in at least a day after coming back.
5: The heat
Humans can cool themselves, but if a zombie can't and stays in a desert for a long time, they'd melt or simply die from heat. On top of the fact they probably won't drink anything, so they'd sweat what they need out and die. A zombie couldn't go to any desert areas without dying.
4: The cold
A human dies faster from cold than from heat, mainly because the cold is very deadly. It freezes the body because 90% of you is water. So the cold, within 8-12 hours of being in a blizzard, would freeze up, stop moving, and die. Ever notice how it's hard to move some body parts when you're in the cold for a long time? Because your blood is freezing and your body is freezing. The numbness follows, and you can't move that body part anymore. In -15 degrees F, you'd die being outside for around 3 hours even when wearing a lot of clothing.
3: Mother Nature
Humans aren't top of the food chain because we're hard to kill, we're fairly easy to kill. Very easy. We just kill everything. We have hunting limits because if we didn't, within a month humans would be the only species left. We'd also have a long supply of food. But anyway, if we didn't hunt with our weapons, animals would be hunting us, and we wouldn't be close to the top of the chain. A bear can take out a heavily armed human even if the human fires several shots into the animal. Basically, zombies would die quickly to animals. Africa would be a huge area for zombie hunting, and the animals would be saving us.
Every major virus that could kill all of humanity has been provided a cure because we research the virus and easily overcome it, creating a vaccine and deploying it. We've had diseases mutate due to our cure, but we only improve our cure. We're still here even though we have deadly illnesses out there.
Grand number 1: Gun owners and the military
So, where the heck is the air force in all the zombie flicks? Did they magically disappear? They would be able to deploy a helo over an entire group of zombies and just use mini-guns to shred through the lines. MOABs and Nukes are another matter. Humans have weaponry that could blow the Earth up in hours. We could use nukes and just remove all of Europe and Asia from the Earth. Our guns are another factor, shoot a zombie before it bites you. And with over 80% of Americans owning guns, I doubt a country would fall quickly to zombies, if they do at all.
Well, there you have it. Mind you, these are simply why I think a zombie apocalypse would fail, based on much discussion with other groups and organizations, as well as some form of research or another.
True. plus, who said that this would make sense, science-wise. It's only believed that that would happen, I mean they only think that until they're proved wrong so it's quite possible that this could happen... it just hasn't been proved yet. Everyone's learning more about things everyday. Who knows? O_O
Do you honestly think that if there was a zombie apocalypse, that real zombies would be of any harm of to us at all? The most limping dead corpses could do to us is slap us to death, and by that point we've already retaliated. It's just unrealistic.
Nah but zombies will never outlast the human race.
This may sound extremely idiotic but due to movies and video games... Most people get some sort of knowledge on how to kill a zombie and sustain some sort of temporary safe haven.
It's true, everyone who wants a zombie apoc. is saying that they'll just grab a chainsaw or something and start the slaughter. Most of those guys are 10 year olds who can't pick up a baseball bat. Also any of those "Doomsday Preppers" getting ready for the apocalypse would have wasted their money and be living in sewers on December 21st.
he also copied and pasted from a cracked.com article
not that it's bad, though
No, not copied. I did state that I'd done some odd bits of research and whatnot here and there over the years on the matter. I do recall going through cracked.com about a year or so ago, though, among other sites.
Zombies technically are real. Back in the day in countries like Haiti the witch doctor would sometimes get people to be servants for him by giving them a natural hallucigen and something to put them in a coma, and would bury them, convincing them that they were dead and therefore giving the W-doctor a free servant!
IF, and only IF some kind of zambie virus spread, it would be very fast spreading, as it would most likely follow the rules of viruses like the Flu, and spread through the air.
But, if you are talking about the walking dead, then I would use my four katana swords I have. That's right, I have katanas, and I could use my dad's guns.