How to Tell If There's a Zombie Outbreak
According to Io9, the infectious organisms most likely to cause a zombie outbreak would have to be able to build structures inside the infected bodies. They suggest fungi. I think slime molds are more likely.
First, it turns out that these brainless creatures can think. Next, it turns out that they make the same type of logical errors that have been attributed to the need to win debates. The slime molds are also able to get hired by governments as consultants.
If a zombie outbreak actually occurs and is run by slime molds, they will first infest the government. If we see lots of brainless, illogical rhetoric coming from Washington, we'll know the outbreak has started …