19 May '11, 11pm

US govt posts online tips on how to be prepared in case of a zombie apocalypse.

WASHINGTON - WITH rumours swirling in conspiratorial corners that the end of the world is nigh, the US government this week posted some online counsel on how to be prepared in case of a zombie apocalypse. 'There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for. Take a zombie apocalypse for example,' said an official blog post by Assistant Surgeon General Ali Khan on the Centers for Disease Control website. 'You may laugh now, but when it happens you'll be happy you read this, and hey, maybe you'll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency,' says the blog. The tongue-in-cheek post makes no reference to fervent allegations by some preachers that the world will end on Saturday May 21. It does however point to numerous examples of 'the rise of zombies in pop culture... (giving) credence to the idea that a zombie apocalypse could happen.'...

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