Top 20 Freaky Zombie Facts, Part 2

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Posted : March 30, 2014 at 7:19 pm
Author : Fox Lee

http://foxleeauthor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/zombieserpent.jpg In the previous blog post, we examined some interesting facts about zombie history (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zombie ) ?  Here is the continuation of a fun countdown-style list of the top 20 freaky zombie facts that every zombie fan should know:

10.  George A. Romero is often referred to as the “Father of the Modern Zombie” and is widely viewed as the creator of the modern zombie cinema. He has written and directed more zombie films that anyone in history.c

9. According to zombie lore, the only way to kill a zombie is to damage its brain or cut off its head.g

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8. The most famous “real-life” zombie is Haitian Clairvius Narcisse. He claimed he was turned into a zombie by a combination of powerful neurotoxins and hallucinogens.b

7. Some scientists claim that a zombie apocalypse is not necessarily an impossibility because humans are susceptible to neurotoxins, brain parasites, real rage virus (such as mad cow disease), neurogenesis, and nanobots (which can operate in a host even after the host has died).f

6.  Stories of the dead being brought back to life are thousands of years old. For example, 5,000 years ago in the Middle Eastern tale the Epic of Gilgamesh, an angry goddess threatens to bring the dead back to eat the living.b

5.   Wade Davis, a Harvard ethnobotanist, presented a pharmacological case for zombies in two books, The Serpent and the Rainbow (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0684839296/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0684839296&linkCode=as2&tag=garsalaca-20 )  (1985) and Passage of Darkness: The Ethnobiology of the Haitian Zombie (1988). Davis traveled to Haiti in 1982 and, as a result of his investigations, claimed that a living person can be turned into a zombie by two special powders being introduced into the blood stream (usually via a wound). The first,coup de poudre, includes tetrodotoxin (TTX), a powerful and frequently fatal neurotoxin found in the flesh of the pufferfish. The second powder consists of dissociative drugs such as datura. Together, these powders were said to induce a deathlike state in which the will of the victim would be entirely subjected to that of the bokor. Davis also popularized the story of Clairvius Narcisse ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clairvius_Narcisse ) , who was claimed to have succumbed to this practice. The most ethically questioned and least scientifically explored ingredient of the powders, is part of a recently buried child’s brain – Wikipedia

 

4.  According to Haitian folklore, feeding salt to a zombie will restore the person to freedom. That doesn’t mean the zombie will become a living person again but, rather, that the body will return to the grave.d

3.  While the causes and depictions of zombies throughout history have varied, one element links them: they all have compromised brains.c

2.  There are basically two theories on the origin of zombies: 1) a cursed person dies and returns as a zombie, and 2) a person contracts a virus or is exposed to radiation.g

1.  The word “zombie” is related to the African word nzambi, which means “god.” The Grand Serpent, the “Le Grand Zombi,” was the father of all “laos,” or other gods, and appeared in the shape of a python.  The English word “zombie” was first used in the 1838 short story “The Unknown Painter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Unknown_Painter ) “, as zombi. The additional “e” was not added until the 1900s.  b

CHECK OUT FACTS #20-10 IN THE PREVIOUS POST ( http://foxleeauthor.com/blog/top-20-freaky-zombie-facts-part-1/ )

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References

a Brown, Nathan Robert. 2010. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Zombies ( http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1615640142/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1615640142&linkCode=as2&tag=garsalaca-20 ) . New York, NY: Penguin

b Hamilton, Sue L. 2007. Zombies (The World of Horror) ( http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1599287773/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1599287773&linkCode=as2&tag=garsalaca-20 ) . Edino, MN: ABDO Publishing Company.

c Krensky, Stephen. 2008. Zombies (Monster Chronicles) ( http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0822585251/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0822585251&linkCode=as2&tag=garsalaca-20 ) . Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publications Company.

d Pipe, Jim. 2007. Zombies (Tales of Horror) ( http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1597162078/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1597162078&linkCode=as2&tag=garsalaca-20 ) . New York NY: Bearport Publishing.

e Schuh, Mari C. and Aaron Sautter. 2007. Zombies (Blazers–Monsters) ( http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0736864466/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0736864466&linkCode=as2&tag=garsalaca-20 ) . Mankato, MN: Capstone Press.

f Sloth, TE and David Wong. “5 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Apocalypse Could Actually Happen ( http://www.cracked.com/article_15643_5-scientific-reasons-zombie-apocalypse-could-actually-happen_p5.html ) .” Cracked. October 29, 2007. Accessed: October 20, 2012.

g “Zombie Facts: Real and Imagined (Infographic) ( http://www.livescience.com/16411-zombies-fact-fiction-infographic.html ) .” Live Science. October 6, 2011. Accessed: October 20, 2012.

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“The Owl of the Sipan Lord” by Viv Drewa

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Martin and Clare Montgomery worked as an archaeological team until Martin’s accidental death at a dig they were working on in Peru. Clare swore she’d never go back, but after having a dream about the dig that didn’t add up to the finds of t…he area, and the help of the Peruvian Pygmy Owl and a blue-eyed spirit, she did.
Her long-time friend and mentor, Carl Windmueller, believed in following dreams and encouraged her to go. He tries to research what she saw in the dream but is visited by a red-eyed spirit that causes him to have a massive heart attack when he gets close.
Unfortunately, Clare doesn’t understand what Carl was looking into by the books on his desk. Her friend Cord gets a team together and they head back to Peru.
The re-eyed spirit…

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“The Owl of the Sipan Lord” by Viv Drewa

Martin and Clare Montgomery worked as an archaeological team until Martin’s accidental death at a dig they were working on in Peru. Clare swore she’d never go back, but after having a dream about the dig that didn’t add up to the finds of t…he area, and the help of the Peruvian Pygmy Owl and a blue-eyed spirit, she did.Her long-time friend and mentor, Carl Windmueller, believed in following dreams and encouraged her to go. He tries to research what she saw in the dream but is visited by a red-eyed spirit that causes him to have a massive heart attack when he gets close.Unfortunately, Clare doesn’t understand what Carl was looking into by the books on his desk. Her friend Cord gets a team together and they head back to Peru.The re-eyed spirit does all it can to keep the team from finding it’s secret that has been kept for the past 1300 years. Near fatalities plague the team taking her back to the day her husband died. But she kept on until the truth was fully discovered. This is a story about a widow who, with the help of an owl and blue eyed spirit, solves her husband’s murder, and a 1300 year old mystery in Peru.This entire book description is taken verbatim from Viv’s website at https://theowlladyblog.wordpress.com/2014/03/07/the-owl-of-the-sipan-lord/

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The Owl of the Sipan Lord

Martin and Clare Montgomery worked as an archaeological team until Martin’s accidental death at a dig they were working on in Peru. Clare swore she’d never go back, but after having a dream about the dig that didn’t add up to the finds of t…he area, and the help of the Peruvian Pygmy Owl and a blue-eyed spirit, she did.
Her long-time friend and mentor, Carl Windmueller, believed in following dreams and encouraged her to go. He tries to research what she saw in the dream but is visited by a red-eyed spirit that causes him to have a massive heart attack when he gets close.
Unfortunately, Clare doesn’t understand what Carl was looking into by the books on his desk. Her friend Cord gets a team together and they head back to Peru.
The re-eyed spirit does all it can to keep the team from finding it’s secret that has been kept for the past 1300 years. Near fatalities plague the team taking her back to the day her husband died. But she kept on until the truth was fully discovered. This is a story about a widow who, with the help of an owl and blue eyed spirit, solves her husband’s murder, and a 1300 year old mystery in Peru.

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New Themes: Sixteen Nine, The Writer, Broadsheet, Wedding

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This week we have no less than four new themes on WordPress.com!

Sixteen Nine

Sixteen Nine by StudioPressWe’re proud to have released Sixteen Nine, a StudioPress creation based on their rock-solid Genesis 2.0 framework. Its strong vertical layout and clean typography make it the perfect vehicle of expression for any blog, while its responsive mobile views allow for easy reading on all devices. We can’t wait for the next StudioPress theme to hit WordPress.com.

The Writer

The WriterDesigned by the folks at Obox Themes. The Writer, is a minimal writing theme, built for aspiring writers, authors and columnists – nothing else. We have made sure that your long form articles are packaged in an easy to read layout which is customizable and mobile friendly.

Broadsheet

BraodsheetBroadsheet is a theme designed for newspaper-style sites, but it’s equally suitable for bloggers. Brought to you by Pro Theme Design, Broadsheet is the perfect…

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