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Zombies in Math and Literature

Definition #

A zombie is typically a reanimated corpse. Also known as the "un-dead."

Commentary #

While zombies are not as popular as brains, the former are increasingly the subject of discussion. For example, the recent film Zombieland and the video game Left 4 Dead both feature zombies. Various defenses and survival guides exist to help you deal with potential zombie attacks. . .

Trends of zombies and brains

Brains are still more popular than zombies.

(Image: Google Trends)

However, the emergence of zombies in non-entertainment fields is interesting. David Sirota of In These Times has an interesting article on The Zombie Zeitgeist which discusses this new/old phenomenon and how society is dealing with "apocalyptic anxiety".

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