View Full Version : Green Burials Invite Zombies

06-16-2010, 11:59 PM
Though tankless water heaters are better for the environment than traditional boilers, we’ve already touched on their potential drawback from a zombie survival standpoint. Now the newest trend in environmental responsibility may provide yet another unintended disadvantage in the coming fight against the undead.

Green Burials avoid the negative environmental impact of standard burial and cremation practices. The body isn’t embalmed, a quick-rotting wood casket replaces steel, and the hole is dug a shallow 3.5 feet deep, rather than the traditional 5 or 6 feet. All of this allows the newly deceased to return to the earth rapidly, and with little or no residual impact. Unfortunately, it may also ruin the viability of one of the safest places to hide in an urban zombie outbreak: the cemetery.

Because zombies cannot rise from traditional cemetery plots, many experts have suggested seeking out the nearest graveyard when caught outside with the undead about. But if the people buried therein are no longer drained of their blood, treated with toxic chemicals, and encased in a metal tomb yards under ground, all bets may be off.

The New Ecologist offers this illustration of the two burial styles side-by-side:


06-17-2010, 12:03 AM
Oh hell, let's really get cheap and use a post hole digger and stand um up!:rolleyes:

06-17-2010, 12:04 AM
Oh hell, let's really get cheap and use a post hole digger and stand um up!:rolleyes:

cheaper still - donate them to science. You GET money for doing that. ;)