April 29, 2005

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Sir Knight kindly sent an email that mentioned this Rocket Jones review of Revolt of the Zombies, which he found "when I was googling around for zombies + Cambodia".

How cool is that?

Well, he also sent along a link which talks about a real zombie problem they're having in Cambodia.

You read that right.

Many thanks to Sir Knight for that link. May your maidens be fair, your sword always sharp, and your dragons French.

Note: Because links eventually expire and this one is too good to lose, I've reprinted the entire article in the extended entry (without permission). Cambodian Troops Quarantine Quan'sul

BBC news - Last Updated: Monday, 25 April, 2005, 17:00 GMT 18:00 UK

There has been a small outbreak of “zombism” in a small town near the border of Laos in North-Eastern Cambodia.
The culprit was discovered to be mosquitoes native to that region carrying a new strain of Malaria which thus far has a 100 percent mortality rating killing victims in fewer than 2 days.

After death, this virus is able to restart the heart of it’s victim for up to two hours after the initial demise of the person where the individual behaves in extremely violent ways from what is believe to be a combination of brain damage and a chemical released into blood during “resurrection.”

Cambodian officials say that the outbreak has been contained and the public has no need to worry.

General Ary Serey had this to say, "We have obtained samples of this new virus and plan to learn how it starts the heart and other major organs of the deceased. We intend to use this to increase the quality of life for all."

US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice opposed the plan saying that the Cambodian government holds a great biological weapon and should destroy it immediately. Cambodian officials have yet to comment.

A United Nations team will be dispatched to Cambodia to confirm the safety of biological research in Cambodia.

[BBC must be Cambodian for Weekly World News - RJ]

Posted by: Ted at 11:55 AM | category: Links
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1 Man. An army of zombies! How cool would it be to protect home and family against a tide of zombies...They should let some of them walk around for a while, just to see what happens. Maybe they become friendly?

Posted by: shank at April 29, 2005 03:01 PM (+H1yK)

2 actually, if you look at the date on the article, it's April 1...april fools day, and it' snot the first time the BBC has taken part in a bit of pranking.

Posted by: allison at May 09, 2005 10:30 AM (6JVaQ)

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