Medway named ‘unluckiest’ place to live in Kent during zombie apocalypse


Since the birth of the modern zombie in George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead in 1968, and the likes of The Walking Dead and World War Z have been huge hits in pop culture, many of us have probably imagined how good we would be in a real zombie outbreak. A scary possibility for sure, but no less fun to think about.

With that thought in mind, a group crunched the numbers and figured out where the worst place to live in Kent would be, in the event of a zombie apocalypse. And unfortunately for those who are already there – Medway was considered the “unluckiest” location should such an event occur.

The in-depth investigation was undertaken by RantCasino, which said it was on a mission to find areas in the UK that would harbor the greatest number of potential zombies compared to survivors. This was achieved by simulating a hypothetical zombie invasion in which the deceased are reanimated as undead.

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To calculate this, they compared the number of cemeteries and memorials in the areas with current population estimates. This would reveal the areas with the greatest zombie threat, apparently. The research was based on a sample of 369,240 geolocated cemeteries and memorials around the world acquired from an established public database of cemetery records.

With this information it was determined that Medway was the worst place for Kent to be. It even happened to be the 10th worst in the whole country – bad times.

Medway was found to be the 10th ‘unluckiest’ place to live in the UK during a zombie apocalypse

They said residents would face 185,677 potential zombies, with a terrifying zombie-to-population ratio of over 66%. Medway is home to 44 cemeteries, which certainly doesn’t help matters.

So if you’re a resident of Medway, in case the dead roam the Earth again, you better close your windows, find something sharp, and wait for it all to explode. If, however, you are a resident of the neighboring district of Gravesham, you will be much safer.

With 3,134 much smaller potential zombies and 21, survival seems much easier here. In total, Leeds turned out to be the worst place in the UK, with 811,422 potential zombies to keep at bay and 149 graveyards to match.

This was then followed by Manchester who would need to fight a treasury of 769,911 men. Third worst then turned out to be Liverpool, then Bath and North East Somerset in fourth and Southwark in fifth.

If you’re looking for the safest possible place to settle, then the Isles of Scilly to the southwest are your best bet. Here you will only have to fight against 98 potential zombies that roam the streets.

While the chances of such an event occurring are certainly slim to none, there is no harm in being prepared. So if you’re in the Medway area, it might be worth investing in a sturdy baseball or cricket bat, just to be on the safe side.

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