Friday, October 4, 2013

Zombie Apocalypse 2012

North America suffered an extreme case of cannibalism in May 2012 leading many to believe that the zombie apocalypse was beginning. First up, a tale from my home state and its continuation of slightly embarrassing me no matter where I move around the country.

The best advice I can give you today is do not google "Ronald Poppo's face." Poppo, a homeless man living in Miami, was attacked by Rudy Eugene who was presumably under the influence of bath salts. Eugene chewed 75-80% of Poppo's face off after rendering Poppo unconscious. CHEWED. HIS FACE OFF. Eugene was shot and killed, Poppo survived. 

Luka Magnotta, a Canadian man, was charged with killing and dismembering Lin Jun, a Chinese international student and mailing his limbs to political parties and elementary schools. After filming the murder and posting it online, Magnotta fled to Berlin where he was caught and extradited back to Canada. An enhanced video confirms that cannibalism may have been performed. Magnotta is awaiting trial.

Rounding out the trifecta that is Zombie Apocalypse May 2012, Alexander Kinyua murdered Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, an exchange student from Ghana. Kodie's body parts were found scattered in Kinyua's basement and a nearby dumpster. Kinyua allegedly ate Kodie's organs. Diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, Kinyua is in a mental institution.

A recipe on how to create your very own zombie:
A Harvard scientist found out on a trip to Haiti in the 1980's that a living person can be turned into a zombie by special powders being introduced into the bloodstream. Coup de poudre (powder strike) contains a neurotoxin found in pufferfish. This and the dissociative drug, Datura, can induce deathlike suspended animation followed by a psychotic state. The person allegedly reconstructs their identity as that of a zombie because they know they're already dead. Other people (everyone else) claim that this combo of powders (or TTX poisoning) only produces numbness, nausea, paralysis, unconsciousness, or death. Not zombification. 

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