We report on a lot of rankings here at the Baltimore Fishbowl. Some of them are encouraging (Baltimore is one of the most gay-friendly cities in the country!) and some are confusing (Baltimore is one of the best cities for singles– really?), so we try to keep a healthy level of skepticism. But this ranking of states most likely to survive a zombie apocalypse seems not only scientifically rigorous, but also very important. And, unfortunately, we lose.
To gauge each state’s zombie apocalypse preparedness level, Estately examined 11 metrics, ranging from the somewhat reasonable (active military personnel; people with guns; military vets; obesity rate; people with knowledge of zombies) to the… slightly less so (laser tag enthusiasts; paintball enthusiasts).
Despite our high number of military personnel and laser tag enthusiasts (who knew?!), Maryland ends up faring pretty poorly in the coming zombie wars, ranking 41st in the nation in zombie preparedness. Ouch. Luckily, we’re just a couple hours away from West Virginia, where there are guns and zombie fans enough to outwit the undead hordes…
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