The Zombie Fortress

While the Internet is home to countless sub-genres baring electronic teeth and fangs at each other, it is also a place where pure, unadulterated creativity can be cultivated and grown. Earlier this month, the social site known infamously as Reddit created a running gag involving an abandoned mine in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. This is the coal mine:

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The original zombie fortress photo.

Mitsjol, one of the many users of Reddit, submitted the previous photo under the title of This would make an awesome anti-zombie fortress. In typical Internet unpredictability, the photo took off and spawned some of the craziest, most hilarious photo alterations to ever involve an anti-zombie fortress.

One user challenged the claim that such a place would be a near impenetrable fortress against the swarms of the undead. This was their counterargument:

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The zombie fortress counterargument.

However, another user decided to take the photo into the realm of realism. The user analyzed the photo and created a rough mathematical calculation to predict exactly how many zombies would have to pile up to reach the first window. Here is his photographic submission:

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Oh snap!

With all eyes on the photo, and countless individuals striving for attention, the photo exploded around the electronic world. Individuals began adding their own touch of creativity, placing the zombie fortress in space, Star Wars, and a recreation in the popular online game Minecraft. Rather than search the Internet for these photos, here is a condensed gallery of them:

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The zombie fortress in Minecraft, which is like Legos but not as cool.
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Papercraft zombie fortress.
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Battle-ready zombie fortress!
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The fortress is nearly as tall as the mountain…
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Go for the legs!
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There’s the tower in the background.
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It really is the only way to be safe.

The actual building was also found by a brother of an individual on Reddit. To prove it, he took a picture:

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The real zombie fortress.

As a parting note, here’s a zombie wedding cake:



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