Comment of the Day: Snow Zombie Edition

In today's comments, we checked (and then double-checked) our cars for signs of spider infestation, put together an early Christmas list of cursed jewelry, and pinpointed a zombie's cuddliest fear.

In response to this post on the furry, fuzzy animals that are a zombies worst nightmare, commenter WolvenOne identifies zombies' other nemesis: a light drizzle.

There's also the simple effects of the elements.

Wind and rain will eventually take it's toll on any kind of undead, and either nullify them, or reduce their effectiveness. Similarly, winter weather and extreme heat would likely nullify a zombie. The cold, because it'd damage the tissues and cause it to crack or even shatter, and the heat because it'd cause tissues to dry out and become fragile.

Hmm. Crack or shatter, you say? Tell me more, commenter JjSacks:

The scientific POV might suggest that a zombie who does freeze might even die if the brain freezes through, the ice crystals that form in any water in the brain tissue would expand and destroy the CNS. I still wouldn't want to take a chance though, and just blow zombicle away with my shot gun or in this case use an ice pick.

Hear that zombies? Winter is coming. And it will explode you.

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