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Mar 25, 2014 6:15 PM by David Randall

Study: Colorado will survive zombie outbreak

In the event of a massive zombie outbreak in the United States, Colorado stands a better chance of survival than most states.  At least that's what a real estate company's data suggests.  Estately looked at the following 11 metrics and used the data to rank the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

  1. Active Military Personnel: States with more soldiers per capita means states with more people who are physically fit, trained to fight, and have access to weapons.
  2. Military Veterans: Percentage of veterans per capita is a solid way of measuring fighting experience.
  3. Physically Active: States with residents who rarely get out of their Laz-E-Boy will not escape the zombie menace.
  4. Martial Arts Enthusiasts: Hand-to-hand combat is an important skill when the ammo runs out (source-percentage of Facebook users who listed "martial arts" as an interest).
  5. People with Survival Skills: In the long run, knowing how to survive without modern conveniences in a collapsed society will be critical (source-percentage of Facebook users who listed "survival skills" as an interest).
  6. People with Knowledge of Zombies: To know your enemy you must know their ways (source-percentage of Facebook users who listed "zombies, Resident Evil, Zombieland, and The Walking Dead" as interests).
  7. Laser Tag Enthusiasts: Yes, laser tag. Few things prepare you for a zombie attack in enclosed space (source-percentage of Facebook users who listed "laser tag" as an interest).
  8. People with Guns: Shooting a zombie in the head is really the best way to defeat a zombie, and to do that you need a gun.
  9. Obesity: The obesity epidemic will yield to the zombie epidemic because the obese will struggle with running away from zombies. It's really very simple.
  10. Paintball Enthusiasts: Those who can slink around the woods unnoticed while splattering their enemies with paint will find success shooting zombies in nature (source-percentage of Facebook users who listed "paintball" as an interest).
  11. Triathletes: When everything breaks down, running, swimming, and bicycling will be ideal ways to escape zombies (source-percentage of Facebook users who listed "Ironman triathlon" as an interest).

Of the 50 states and D.C., Colorado ranked number 3.  Estately said, "Coloradans are well known to be among the most physically fit in the country so when zombies start crawling out of their graves, most of the state's residents will be miles away, easily jogging up a 10,000-foot mountain."

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