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Nevada ranked 8th among states in ability to survive zombie apocalypse


Steve Marcus

Zombies menace guests going through the Haunted Alley during Halloween in downtown Las Vegas on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.

The Zombie Store

Joel and Susan Weiner, owners of the Zombie Zone, stand in their store at 931 S. Rainbow Blvd, Friday Aug. 2, 2013. Launch slideshow »

If — or when — the zombie apocalypse happens, states with the best economies will be those that simply survive.

Fortunately, Nevada ranks No. 8 in the nation for highest likelihood of surviving the zombie apocalypse.

Or so says, a national real estate search site.

To create its Zombie Apocalypse Preparedness Rankings, it looked at 11 metrics. These included the number of active military personnel, military veterans, martial arts enthusiasts and triathletes.

It also considered the level of gun ownership and general physical activity per capita.

The top three states for survivability were Alaska, Wyoming and Colorado. The worst were New Jersey, Mississippi and New York.

Nevada got extra props because Las Vegas is home to the Zombie Apocalypse Store, Reno has zombie pub crawls and the Southern Nevada Health District has a web page devoted to "Zombie Prevention," which includes links to vaccination clinics.

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