Are you prepared for the Zombie Apocalypse? The Center for Disease Control and Prevention wants to make sure you are. On May 16th they posted instructions for how to prepare for and what to do in case of a zombie invasion. It also happens that the information they provide could be useful in slightly less surreal circumstances, like natural disasters. The post is part of a campaign by the CDC to teach people how to prepare for things like hurricanes, wild fires, tornadoes, floods and earthquakes. While the odds of a zombie outbreak are low, I have to admit this was a very cleave way to get people to read an article on emergency preparedness. I mean, if it was just the standard article about batteries and bottled water, I doubt I would be doing a blog post about it. Apparently, other people think so too. The CDC’s website went from about a 1000 hits a week to over 30,000 in one day and more than a million followers on twitter. I’d call that a win.
Of course, they forgot to tell people to get a house like this guy. And to stock up on shotguns.