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Posted: 1/21/2008 8:10:19 AM EDT
Can electricity be effectively employed against the un-dead as a weapon? I would suspect that the central nervous system would already be damaged or destroyed by the Solanum Virus, and electricity would not work against them.

What say the hive mind?

Please include any anecdotal information as well.
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 8:11:24 AM EDT
It would have to be sufficient voltage, applied in the right place to cook the brain.

Not efficient, but effective against small numbers of zombies.
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 8:11:53 AM EDT
zombies are already DEAD...

they need the CNS taken out or they still want to eat you ..

zombie 101 .

Link Posted: 1/21/2008 8:12:12 AM EDT
I don't think so.  Zombie's are already dead, or undead, shit whatever.  You would need to completely disengage the brain from the body IIRC.
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 8:12:47 AM EDT
i just saw the poll/..  "zombies dont exist "  yeah what ever.. keep lieing to yourselves people..

Link Posted: 1/21/2008 8:14:10 AM EDT
The poll is flawed. Zombies do exist.
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 8:15:17 AM EDT
Yes, but you need AT LEAST 2000 Joules to put em down for good.

200 Joules however, will temporarily stun them.

Link Posted: 1/21/2008 8:16:49 AM EDT
Yes but it needs to be applied in such a manner to "cook" the brain into nothingness.

So they are susceptible, but less so than a normal human - need lots more juice.
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 8:20:57 AM EDT
Is it just me or has there been a ton of zombie questions lately?
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 8:27:42 AM EDT
Yes, was employed well in:
George A. Romero's Land of the Dead (2005)

Link Posted: 1/21/2008 8:30:17 AM EDT

Electric shock will cause muscle contractions which will prevent the Zombie from  moving, but the Zombie will regain control as soon as the electric shock ceases.

So yes, electric shock stops Zombies, but not DRT.

Link Posted: 1/21/2008 8:33:02 AM EDT
If zombies are dead already, why does the brain need to be taken out of commission?  Is not the presence of brain activity the determination of life?

So if there is no brain activity, why would the brain need to be destroyed?
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