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Zombie deodorant

Create chaos among the undead.
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I was pondering the fact that zombies do not eat other zombies - even very fresh zombies. One would think that if was just brains they were after, a fresh zombie would be almost as good as a dead person. So - what is it about a zombie that spoils the appetite of the other zombies. I conclude it must bethe smell. My proposal - zombie deodorant. A spritz of this and even the rottenest zombie (ok - maybe not the rottenest) would smell just like a screaming teenager. The result - mass attack by zombie colleagues. A few water balloons of this stuff hurled into a crowd of zombies should turn them on each other - with fewer zombies as a result.

Similar techniques have been used on ants, which also recognize each other by smell. If you spray an ant with essence of dead ants, her colleagues will repeatedly carry her out of the nest and throw her on the trash heap.

bungston, Dec 20 2002

PAO. http://www.halfbake...ion_20Obfuscator_2e
Wah. [green_umbrella, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

The Biology of Zombies http://www.fvza.org/zscience2.html
the smell of living flesh triggers a large release of this adrenaline-like neurotransmitter into the zombie brain [benfrost, Jan 17 2005]

zombie infection simulation http://kevan.org/proce55ing/zombies/
In Shaun of the Dead it's discovered that you can fool zombies by acting like you're one of them. [jaksplat, Jan 17 2005]

Nuke the zombies from orbit http://www.hardcorepawn.com/zombie3/
This simple little game is a hoot. Unrelated to the idea, of course, but I just wanted to share. [bungston, Oct 26 2005]

It's much simpler than all this - all you have to do is act the part https://www.youtube...watch?v=4Objn0IiL9o
Oh...[jaksplat] already pointed this out, above. [normzone, Mar 28 2015]


       At last, a sensible way to fight zombies.
snarfyguy, Dec 20 2002

       "New Extra-Strength Zombie Deodorant: strong enough for a man, but PH-balanced for an undead corpse!"
Pharaoh Mobius, Dec 20 2002

       You could spray the zombies with "essence of dead ants" and then the ants could do all the hard work."   

       Would a zombie covered in your product try to eat its OWN brain?
notme, Dec 20 2002

       its a bit of a leap in the dark to say its the smell thats putting them off, it could be the taste of zombies - throw some herbs and spices into the mixture too.
po, Dec 20 2002

       we, I mean, they have a handshake you know.
po, Dec 20 2002

       This is great, but I want to know why you don't have a bunch of people in here screaming that zombies don't exist. (see 'paranormal anticipation obfuscator'.)   

green_umbrella, Dec 20 2002

       It's the shear humor of the thing, greenie. Ideas that are zany and everybody knows baseless can sometimes do pretty well if presented well. It's a difficult navigation, sometimes, but can be done. He's avoiding all of the argumentativity and just striking for oddball fun.
RayfordSteele, Dec 20 2002

       Beats running into an abandoned house and boarding up the windows with planks of rotting pine, hoping the zompies will just go away
Del, Dec 20 2002

       sn 6uowe si aiqwoz umop apisdn ue
thumbwax, Dec 20 2002

       The autoboner has uncharacteristically failed to make an appearance. Perhaps he/she/it is a zombie, and thus has been scared away by this one?
madradish, Dec 21 2002

       I would feel far happier with a deodorant that made me smell like a zombie. This would render me untouchable in the event of a zombie attack and probably in all other events too.
wagster, Jan 17 2005

       Try Old Spice
energy guy, Jan 17 2005

normzone, Jan 17 2005

       This- Could- Work!
Altoidian, Mar 28 2015


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