Fear not: Emergency agencies train for zombie apocalypse

While the CDC keeps nervously assuring the country zombies don’t exist, the emergency agencies of Bangor, Maine, are officially training for a zombie apocalypse. Bangor, which coincidentally is home to Stephen King, could possibly be letting its morbid imagination run wild. Or maybe this is just a fun simulation that allows first responders to brush up on their basics in dealing with potentially pandemic outbreaks (such as SARS or H1N1) while mingling with role-playing actors gussied up in fake blood. Or, you know, maybe it’s time we all took a hint from the headlines and started putting together our zombie-proof snow-plow-cum-school-bus rigs and practicing our head shots. Better safe than sorry.