In the event of a zombie outbreak, the more isolated you are, the less likely it is you’ll end up snack food for the undead, according to a new study.
A team of researchers at Cornell University is using an outbreak of the fictional disease to hone their statistical modelling for the spread of disease.
They ran thousands of simulations of a zombie outbreak and they found highly populated areas are at the greatest risk.
“It took a while for zombies to make their way out to remote, rural areas,” said Alex Alemi, a graduate student in theoretical physics at Cornell University and the lead author.
“I can’t speak in specifics to Canada, but the general point is that you want to be as far away from as many people as possible.”
Which makes most of Canada pretty ideal during an outbreak.
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