Would YOU survive a Last of Us zombie apocalypse? The map shows where it is safe
HBO’s The Last of Us may be over for the season, but the idea of a zombie apocalypse is still on everyone’s lips — especially if they could make it out alive.
A new map could be a lifesaver, showing the best-prepared states in the US – California would be a death trap, but Wyoming looks like a safe haven.
The researchers used more than 1,000 Google searches to create the map, which shows populated states like New York and Texas should be avoided, while mountainous states like North Dakota and Montana are better places to hide.
The idea of a zombie apocalypse is still science fiction, but the map echoes elements of The Last of Us, including the fact that Boston was overrun by fungus-infected people while the clickers barely touched the Midwestern states.
The map was created from more than 1,000 Google searches to determine each US state’s ranking. California would be a death trap, but Wyoming seems like a safe haven
The map, created by Insuranks, pulled information from search terms to determine US state rankings.
California is considered the least prepared – especially for people living near densely populated places like San Francisco or Los Angeles.
In addition to places to avoid, the company found that Texas, Pennsylvania, and Florida are among the worst places to visit in the event of a zombie invasion.
Texas has about 28 million inhabitants, Florida 21 million and Pennsylvania about 13 million inhabitants.
However, California is the most densely populated with more than 40 million people.
This information aligns with a 2015 study conducted by a team of researchers at Cornell University, which focused on a fictional zombie outbreak as an approach to disease modeling.
“Cities would fall quickly, but it would take weeks for zombies to penetrate less densely populated areas and months to reach the northern mountain time zone,” the team said in a press release.
“If you somehow find yourself in the middle of a fictional zombie outbreak and want to survive as long as possible, run to the northern Rocky Mountains.”
Much of America would have fallen after four weeks, but it would take “a very long time” for zombies to reach the remotest corners of the nation.
Those remote locations include Wyoming, Alaska, Vermont, and North and South Dakota, according to the new map.
The idea of a zombie apocalypse is still sci-fi, but the map echoes parts of The Last of Us how Boston was overrun by fungus-infected humans
As Joel and Elli travel through Wyoming and Colorado, they have more encounters with terrifying people than people in a zombie-like state
These states have the smallest populations in the US: Wyoming has 580,000, Alaska has 730,000, and Vermont has approximately 630,000.
The population of North Dakota is 770,000 and South Dakota has 820,000.
Vermont is in New England, a densely populated area but mostly forested and farmland.
Most residents are farmers who know how to support themselves, making them the most prepared when carnivorous zombies rise from the dead.
HBO’s The Last of Us begins with Joel and Ellie attempting to leave Boston, which is being overrun by herds of clickers, to travel across country to Salt Lake City, Utah.
Most of the action with the fungal infected people takes place before they leave the city and then again in Kansas City, another populated area.
As Joel and Elli travel through Wyoming and Colorado, they have more encounters with terrifying people than people in a zombie-like state.
But the 2015 study says that wherever Americans might try to hide, the Cornell researchers concluded that over the long term, if zombies attack, “we’re mostly doomed.”
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