Look, we've all thought about it, whether we were stoned, sober, or binge-watching The Walking Dead on Netflix.
"How would I fare in a zombie apocalypse?"
Well, real estate blog Estately crunched the numbers, and it looks like Arizona may just have what it takes to keep itself afloat come brain-eating doomsday.
Despite being full of douchebags, Arizona ranked a promising seventh in Estately's list of "U.S. States Most And Least Likely To Survive The Zombie Apocalypse." Coming in at number one was Alaska, followed by Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, and Montana.
Coming in at the bottom half of the ranking, otherwise known as the least likely to survive, were entire regions including the south, the west coast, and a good majority of the east coast. At dead last in the zombie apocalypse was New Jersey with a ranking of 51 (they included the District of Columbia as a state).
To calculate this list, Estately used the U.S. Census, FBI, Facebook, and America's Health Rankings to factor in 11 metrics: Military Veterans, Martial Arts Enthusiasts, Obesity, Triathletes, People with Knowledge of Zombies, Laser Tag Enthusiasts, Paintball Enthusiasts, People with Survival Skills (a.k.a. the type of people who list "survival skills" as an interest on Facebook), Active Military Personnel, Physically Active, and People with Guns.
Not surprisingly, Arizona ranked highly in the last five.
For a full look at which states are going to bite the dust first and why, visit the ranking on Estately.
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