Saturday, August 15, 2009

Zombie outbreak would be 'disastrous': mathematicians - National Post

OTTAWA -- A team of Canadian mathematicians have been picking their large, delectable brains over whether humankind could survive a zombie apocalypse.

Their conclusion?

"An outbreak of zombies infecting humans is likely to be disastrous, unless extremely aggressive tactics are employed against the undead," says the paper, titled When Zombies Attack! Mathematical Modelling of an Outbreak of Zombie Infection.

"Thus, if zombies arrive, we must act quickly and decisively to eradicate them before they eradicate us."

Scholars put braaaaains together to thwart zombies - Globe and Mail

Friday, August 14, 2009

Zombie walk Saturday in Downtown Vancouver

Zombie Walk

Zombie walks, organized public gatherings with people dressed as zombies, have taken place across North America as early as 2001 in Sacramento, California; the Sacramento event was originally intended to promote a local midnight movie festival. It didn't take long before a slew of cities across the continent began their own walks and adopted them as annual affairs. Vancouver's first undead jaunt took place Aug. 27, 2005 and had over 400 participants. This Saturday's march is expected to draw more than 2,000. Walkers are to meet at 2 p.m. on the north side of the Vancouver Art Gallery. The walk kicks off at 3 p.m.

My life as a zombie - Vancouver 24hrs Video Gallery

Squirrel Portrait Photo, Banff Wallpaper -- National Geographic Photo of the Day

Squirrel Portrait Photo, Banff Wallpaper -- National Geographic Photo of the Day

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

B.C. brings in sweet fruit crops, but low prices sour growers - Vancouver Sun

Fruit growers were blessed with excellent weather this year. But that hasn't translated into a great year for the province's cherry and blueberry growers, as a bumper crop has flooded the market and pushed down prices.

Many types of fruit have benefited from the lack of a winter frost and an ideal summer. But other fruit such as apples and grapes won't likely suffer from an oversupply when harvested later this year, industry officials said.

Puppy Love gone wild - Global TV

Live, laugh-out loud footage from Global BC's adopt a pet segment. Randene is nearly licked to death. I couldn't mount the video for some reason, just click the title above and prepare for a good laugh.