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SignorVampa wrote:Been talking about zombies with some folks and we've got it down to two theories. Open for more of course but the two are as follows:
When a zombie chews up a person and swallows whatever it is they get their hands on, it doesn't go very far and starts to pile up in the esophagus until nothing more can be chewed and eventually pushes out whatever is trying to be swallowed.
My personal favorite theory is that a zombie will swallow and it will sit in the stomach. I dunno if stomach acid would continue to be produced post death, but if a zombie is gorging on a fresh corpse, I see it as a build up, a pile up in the guts, until the stomach distends. Maybe the stomach wall becoming messed up, organs jutting out of place.
Anyone with knowledge of A&P got any ideas?
SignorVampa wrote:I kinda remember that part, been a few years since I read WWZ.
So the forcing of food down the throat just gets it to sit there, but how far would it continue to go? I know it's gotta be broken down to some degree before it gets to the intestines, right?
VinnieD wrote:My thought is maybe zombies don't swallow. They chew, tear, gnash and whatnot, but they're incapable of digestive functions including swallowing. Their instinct isn't so much to feed as it is to kill.
orimar wrote:VinnieD wrote:My thought is maybe zombies don't swallow. They chew, tear, gnash and whatnot, but they're incapable of digestive functions including swallowing. Their instinct isn't so much to feed as it is to kill.
i second that.
everytime i think of zombies and them getting to me, all they want to do is kill me or turn me into them.
i wonder if their thought is simply " what is that thing? i dont know. turn them into a zombie by biting them".
i dont think they actually chew and eat.
everytime i see stories of zombies in the movies or what not i always see them gang up on somoene and then they turn and them move on. i have even see where they hover over the bitten person who is turning and just watch them turn. then the bitten person gets up as a zombie and they turn and start again to the next non zombie.
Lord Lav wrote:I think zombies keep eating until their stomach bursts open. Their digestive system wouldn't work
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