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Old 08-27-2010, 04:30 PM   #21
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Old 08-27-2010, 05:19 PM   #22
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Old 08-27-2010, 08:32 PM   #23
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Soon to be a movie - I like zombie stories - not the fast zombies; that is just stupid - how can you be faster in death than in life, crazy.
It's rigor mortis that makes them slow, and that fades after about 72 hours. So that's why they are fast. As far as being faster in undeath than life, they don't feel muscle fatigue or lack of oxygen, so they can move pretty damn fast, for a while at least. Not that I sit around thinking about stuff like this, but the recent influx of fast zombies needs some study and explanation.
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It's rigor mortis that makes them slow, and that fades after about 72 hours. So that's why they are fast. As far as being faster in undeath than life, they don't feel muscle fatigue or lack of oxygen, so they can move pretty damn fast, for a while at least. Not that I sit around thinking about stuff like this, but the recent influx of fast zombies needs some study and explanation.
I can buy into most of that, except for the underlined part. I would agree with that if the result was endurance. My understanding is that speed has to do with fast and slow twitch muscles. But, I don't see how you could be faster in death than you were in life.

I think there is/was a study funded by TARP or the 700B stimulus program on the subject.
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See generally here: Investors Head for Bunkers.
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Once the world and US economies take off again for some sustained growth (although there is a strong arguement that when cheap energy ends, so goes the possibility of economic growth) the last 10 years of cheap monthly purchases of stocks and mutual funds (e.g. monthly contributions to 401k's etc.) will really begin to pay off. Which just goes to show nothing is for certain. When I look back at the last 10 years though, I think 60% of the time, we were buying stocks for cheap. We will see in the next several years.
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