Urban Dictionary-"The End of the World, when people who have died rise again in rotten corpses searching for blood and brains to strengthen them."
While it is fairly certain the dead are not rising, the past week has seen some of the most disturbing instances of human behavior imaginable.
A man in Miami happens upon a homeless man on the sidewalk and chews off 75% of his face in an 18-minute attack. The attacker's mother later says her son is not a zombie as portrayed in the media.
Authorities in Canada have launched a massive manhunt for a suspect after a severed hand was sent to Canada's Liberal Party, a foot to the Conservatives and a torso was stuffed in a suitcase and tossed in the trash of the Montreal apartment building where he lived.
A Maryland man admits to killing his housemate, cutting him up, then eating his heart and part of his brain.
A New Jersey man rips his torso open and throws bits of his intestines at police, according to the Bergen Record.
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Fact is, horrible crimes happen all the time.
Bad news attracts attention and when it happens in bunches, people like to attach a name to it, hence, "zombie apocalypse."
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