News From Around The Blogosphere 10.6.09

October 6, 2009

1. Scientists out-miracle Jesus – Scientists in Mexico have figured out how to turn tequilla into diamonds. Suck on that, Jesus!

2. University of Florida removes response plans for zombie apocalypse from their website – Now how are we going to know what to do in case of zombie apocalypse?!

Spokesman Steve Orlando said late last week that the university removed a link to a disaster recovery exercise, which detailed how the school could respond to an outbreak of the undead.

Orlando said officials felt the joke “didn’t really belong” on the site, which also included plans for dealing with hurricanes and pandemics.

Am I the only one who thinks this is some sort of government coverup to leave the public vulnerable to zombie attack in an elaborate plot to reduce the population of the Earth? Wake up, people! The zombie apocalypse is an inside job!!!!

Sure, you may laugh, but mathematicians have done a study on the mathematics of a hypothetical zombie attack, and published it in a book on infectious disease. The study is discussed in Episode 214 of the Skeptics Guide to the Universe podcast about 6 minutes into the show.

3. How nonsense sharpens the intellect – This is an interesting article in the NY Times that defies summarization.