On May 16, the Centers for Disease Control released guidelines on how to prepare for a zombie apocalypse. Written by Assistant Surgeon General and Rear Admiral Ali S. Khan, MD (whose relevant work experience includes dealing with the Ebola virus), the guidelines were in fact a remarkably tongue-in-cheek ploy by the CDC to send a message about disaster preparedeness to a younger audience. The young folk took the bait–the CDC’s servers were crashed by the influx of traffic to their site.
There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for. Take a zombie apocalypse for example. That’s right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e. You may laugh now, but when it happens you’ll be happy you read this, and hey, maybe you’ll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency.