How Long Could You Survive In A Supermarket During A Zombie Apocalypse

Publish Date
Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 10:16AM

One scientist has done the maths! 

Dr Lewis Dartnell said large supermarket stores are stocked with non-perishable goods to last one adult 55 years.

Ahead of his appearance at The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair in Birmingham next month., te author and astrobiology scientist conducted the research on how the UK could survive an apocalypse.

Research also discovered around 36 per cent of the UK population keeps a grab-bag of essential items in case of disaster.

While the research shows food (61 per cent), medical supplies (53 per cent) and even mobile phones (47 per cent) were top of people’s lists to grab as they run from home in the event of an emergency, fewer recognised the importance of taking matches (22 per cent) or a simple bottle (ten per cent), which could be used to disinfect water.

Dr Dartnell, author of The Knowledge: How To Rebuild Our World From Scratch, said: ‘Clearly we shouldn’t be worrying 24/7 about a potential apocalypse but it’s interesting to take a snapshot of where we are now and how we’d fare – individually and as a society.

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