Zombie apocalypse: Indiana is the 24th state most likely to survive

Real estate startup Estately ranked different states by how likely they would survive a zombie apocalypse using metrics such as physical fitness and gun ownership.

Posted on March 28, 2014 at 4:44 p.m.

Indiana is the 24th state that is most likely survive the zombie apocalypse, according to real estate startup Estately's blog.

The blog based its rankings on 11 metrics, which include how many active military personnel, veterans and gun owners there are in the state and how many people are physically active or obese.

Alaska is the state that is most likely to survive the zombie apocalypse because of the high number of people with military training and firearms. It is followed by Wyoming because of their love for zombie movies and Colorado for their physical fitness.

Among Indiana and its surrounding states, Kentucky leads the rankings at 19, with Illinois next at 20th place. Ohio ranks 25th followed by Michigan at 27.

New Jersey is the state that is least likely to survive the zombie outbreak.

Even if Indiana would fare better than half of the other states in the rankings, it's better to be safe than sorry when undead fingers start clawing away at your front door.

The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (yes, that CDC) has some information on zombie preparedness on their website. It includes a zombie blog, a lesson plan and a graphic novella on how to survive the zombie apocalypse.

If you think that hiding in plain sight is more effective, chemist Raychelle Burks, Ph. D., shared her recipe for a 'death cologne' with the American Chemical Society. The key components of the cologne are "putrescine and cadaverine" which is produced by bodies after death and makes rotting flesh smell the way it does.

You can find the full complete rankings of states that are most and least likely to survive the zombie apocalypse at Estately's blog.

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