A Pencil Can Kill A Zombie?

Thanks to fellow writer and blogger K.J. Chapman, I was recently introduced to the beginning of a lovely blog called Mollie’s Musings, featuring the scribblin’s of the adorably funny Mollie Wallace.

In the first post of hers that I read, Introducing…Me, she listed some random, but potentially fun, facts about herself. One of these facts actually served as a kick in the ass for me in terms of finally posting something I’ve been meaning to post for a good while now. Here’s the exact fact, as she wrote it:

After considerable thought, I believe that my chances of survival are pretty good if there were ever a zombie apocalypse.

So, as a kind of, sort of, “Welcome to the blogosphere,” to Mollie, or maybe as a, “Good luck,” in case the zombie apocalypse does happen, I’d like to use her fact as a springboard to discussing another fact that was discovered on a favorite YouTube channel of mine called ZombieGoBoom.

ZombieGoBoom is about testing various weapons to find what would work best for you in the event of a zombie apocalypse. The weapons are tested on a dummy zombie made from materials that realistically simulate human flesh, muscle, and bone.

Back in late August of this year, the guys behind this educational YouTube channel discovered that a #2 pencil can kill a zombie. A pencil. Let me say that again: a pencil can kill a zombie!

So, when the outbreak is spreading and everyone is fighting over the guns, remember to hit your local Target, Walmart, or whatever retailer near you sells school supplies and stock up on #2 pencils. It just might save your life… but only if you remember to also grab a non-electric pencil sharpener. When the power goes out, you don’t want to be stuck with dull pencils.

The video below is the full ZombieGoBoom episode in which school supplies were tested. While I’ve marked it to start at the #2 pencil portion of the testing, you may want to watch the whole 17 minutes, you know, because you might be at school when the zombie outbreak begins, and you need to know how to defend yourself if that occurs.

In all seriousness, though, I like this discovery of a pencil being able to kill a zombie. Not only could this very important fact save my life one day, but it shows that even if we think something is impossible, it may actually be very possible if we simply give it a try. What makes the impossible possible is trying. I mean, a pencil can kill a zombie. Impossible, right?

2 thoughts on “A Pencil Can Kill A Zombie?

  1. This is fantastic information! I have a box of old pencils that I’ve been hoarding…I mean saving. Now if anyone gives me crap about keeping them, I’ll be able to say it’s a box of weapons in case of a zombie attack. It is said, “The pen is mightier than the sword,” but I think in this instance, it could be changed to, “The pencil is mightier than the assault rifle.” Or something to that effect. Might need to work on the wording but you get the picture 🙂
    Thank you for such a lovely welcome to the blogosphere and when I’m mowing down zombies with my box of pencils, I’ll have you to thank. 🙂

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