This week I’d like to share a few images about how to stop a zombie. If you’ve been following the Walking Dead you’ve seen some pretty impressive sword-wielding maneuvers where zombie’s heads and limbs are separated from their torsos in some brutal scenes. There are some inherent dangers in this type of zombie attack. First of all you need to be really, really good with a samurai sword. Have you ever held a real one before? Do you have any idea how heavy they are or how many years of training it would take to be any good with one? Unless you’re Butch in Pulp Fiction, chances are you’re going to cut yourself long before you do any damage to your enemies.
If you happen to have a machete however you’re more likely to be able to do some damage though it probably won’t be as smooth and clean as it looks with a big bad sword. It’s also not likely to take a head off in one go. Plus you have the added danger of hitting one of the survivors around you, spreading biological material around which could spread infection. You also need enough space to swing that machete or sword and you had better be strong enough to do that over and over again. And don’t forget that the head might still try to keep biting even after it’s been freed from the body.
For these reasons I’d have to say that decapitation, though pretty badass on the TV screen, wouldn’t be the best choice in most situations.