FARGO — Coronavirus has been a tricky little thing to pin down. From how long the virus can live on different surfaces and whether or not you really spread the virus if you have no symptoms, to the president suggesting (or joking) that cleaning fluid kills COVID inside the body, it feels like we have seen just about everything these past six months.
But you know what we haven't seen? A zombie apocalypse (yet).
Now obviously, zombies aren't real and coronavirus does not cause those it infects to turn into brain-eating, walking dead people, but have you ever thought about how safe you'd be if there was a zombie apocalypse?
No? Hm. Well it's a good thing there are people to do that thinking for you. A June 15th report by cabletv.com, found that "where you live matters in zombieland."
The folks at cabletv.com compared each state's population density and farms per capita, along with electricity created by solar energy to find the best and worst states for surviving when society finally gives in to the un-dead.
With low population density and extensive farmland, much of the Midwest is the place to be if you're avoiding getting your brain eaten by your zombified neighbor. In fact, the report listed North Dakota as the No. 1 best place to be — boasting big, open and undeveloped land and few densely populated areas.
South Dakota ranked No. 2, followed by Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas to round out the Top Five, while Minnesota fell into what they call "Zone 2", where it's advised to consider moving, and was ranked No. 11.
The group came to one, big conclusion, though.
"We're not gonna lie: 2020 has been rough on Americans," author Trevor Wheelwright writes. "And since even the best states still got less than an 80 out of 100 in our rankings, everyone in the United States may want to learn a few more survival skills — just in case their fellow residents turn evil."