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A zombie question

Discussion in 'Whatnots' started by Shoshino, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. Shoshino

    Shoshino Irritant Veteran

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    So, the zombie apocalypse finally happens and zombies are walking the streets, a group meanders its way down to some docks and one of them falls off the pier...

    Does it sink or does it float?
     
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    Depends on zombie type and whether we're talking about freshwater or saltwater. Muscular, recently fed and recently dead zombies would probably sink, others would probably float.
     
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    Did it eat within an hour of going in the water? Because mom always said never to do that...
     
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    I thought zombies didn't like water.
     
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    It will sink and walk along the bottom of the ocean, only rising when it crosses the great divide.
     
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    Zombies float ... how else would you make a zombie raft?
     
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    The zombie apocalypse is here and you're wondering whether zombies sink? I would wonder where I could find a gun :p
     
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    For all of those who think Zombies float, you need to rewatch the Pirates of the Caribbean series. Walt Disney knows all, never question him!
     
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    Those were skeletons ... for the most part. Zombies bloat a little in water ... didn't you play Heart of Winter? Those drowned dead could raise a sunken ship.
     
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    Wouldn't skellies float too? Aren't the bones hollow? (Calling all scientist....)
     
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    Zombies in treadmills give cheap energy. Throwing them in water is a waste of resources.
     
  12. Master of Nuhn

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    Depends on the amount of gas in the body, to name one thing. Some bacteria cause such gasses. If the water is too cold for those bacteria, there won't be much gas.

    Ask someone from Varanasi, India. The Ganges is full of dead bodies and some people pick them out of the water. I just watched a vid on YT and immediately thought of 2 quotes from House of the Dead - Overkill: 1) All those of a nervous disposition should look away now. 2) This is not for the squeamish and easily offended.
    Yuck. Shooting my way to Goregasm in a zombie game is much easier than watching real rotting corpses.
     
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    Depends...

    ...upon not only how LONG have they been a zombie (bloated corpse = more likely to float...) but also HOW did they BECOME one (lots of holes = less likely to float)...
     
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