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With the boom of TV shows such as The Walking Dead, and movies along the lines of World War Z and Shaun of the Dead, it has become obvious that the human curiosity about reanimated corpses, in other words zombies, has only scratched the surface andMoreWith the boom of TV shows such as The Walking Dead, and movies along the lines of World War Z and Shaun of the Dead, it has become obvious that the human curiosity about reanimated corpses, in other words zombies, has only scratched the surface and we will be wanting much more in the future. While many are familiar with the modern, Hollywood depiction of zombies, at the same time not many know that they actually originate from the land of magic and Voodoo – Haiti.Since nothing can remain a secret for long, the idea of reanimated corpses has spread throughout the world like a mystic plague, forming a new and improved versions of zombies, adding elements such as thirst for human flesh, murder and mayhem, gore and an almost ruthless persistence and insistence on braaaaaains, braaaaaains, braaaaains.Interestingly enough, European and Asian folklore have recognized the image of the zombie, familiarizing it with their own folklore, and creating legendary creatures such as revenants, nachzehrers, strigoi, gjenganger, draugr, haugbui, vetala, jiangshi and many others, giving them a more appalling twist, in line with their own beliefs and other legends. One of the main reasons zombies are so popular nowadays certainly has a lot to do with Romero’s now iconic movie Night of the Living Dead, which canonized the idea and made it available to the masses. Other artists and writers later took it upon themselves to continue the tradition, so now we are flooded with books, stories, movies and TV shows featuring zombies in a frightening, realistic, or even humorous way.As it is the case with many other species, there are several types of zombies, none of which you would really like to meet in a more or less likely case of a zombie apocalypse. But, fret not. There are bullet proof ways you can actually survive this apocalyptic event, if you follow closely the tips regarding how to survive a zombie apocalypse. Or, until then, you can just go ahead and join one of the zombie walks, held worldwide, in an effort to raise awareness about a global issue, raise funds for charity or just have fun. Who knows, you might actually like being a zombie.