• Question: Do you think there is ever going to be a zombie apocalypse?

    Asked by cheetah75 to Hannah, Joanna, Joe, Luis, Vincent on 22 Jun 2016. This question was also asked by lion16.
    • Photo: Hannah Grist

      Hannah Grist answered on 22 Jun 2016:

      Ooo, I hope not! I don;t think I could outrun them :-(.

      I don’t think we will get zombies anytime soon. But there are scientists that are working on ways to regrow brain cells, using a very special type of cell called a stem cell. They haven’t managed it yet, but if they do, maybe we could bring people back from the dead?

      Did you know there are also lots of scary ways people that are still alive act like zombies? For example, there are parasites that can climb into your brain, and affect your behaviour, like a computer controlling your actions. Maybe that is the way the zombie apocalypse will happen?!

    • Photo: Vincent Keenan

      Vincent Keenan answered on 23 Jun 2016:

      It would be horrible if it did! But you can rest assured that won’t happen 🙂

      Scientists don’t fully understand the ageing process well, only that we eventually die. To reverse the process would be even harder! Think about how much you eat too, a zombie would have to eat a lot!! The energy needed to walk around would be very hard to keep the zombie “alive”. 🙂