This sounds silly, given the subject matter, but the study is based on something very interesting in terms of the spread of disease.
College Students Study Zombie Apocalypse
Physics students at a prestigious British school were given a homework assignment straight out of “Night of the Living Dead” — devise a formula to determine how much time it would take for a zombie virus to infect every single person on Earth.
And sadly, the mathematical calculations of the Leicester University pupils don’t look good for humans as they concluded that a zombie apocalypse could wipe out all of humanity in less than six months.
The students who studied “the spread of a zombie virus through the global population with one person infected at day 0” said they found “by day 100, the surviving population is roughly 100-200 people.”
And a few months later, even those survivors are toast thanks to the insatiable hunger of the flesh-eating monsters, which are corpses that come back to life.
Of course, several variables could skewer those dismal results, the dogged student researchers admitted.
“Natural birth and death rates have been neglected since the epidemic takes place over 100 days, so the natural births and deaths are negligible compared to the impact of the zombie virus over the short time frame,” they wrote.
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