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Mexico City zombie horde hopes to set world record

By Muriel Kane
Sunday, November 27, 2011 20:12 EDT
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A horde of almost 10,000 zombies moaned and shambled its way through in Mexico City on Saturday in a bid to set a new world record.

The official Guinness record of 4,093 zombie marchers was set in Asbury Park, NJ in 2010. The city of Brisbane, Australia, where 8,000 zombies marched last month had hoped to claim the official lead in the zombie jamboree, but Mexico City has now lurched ahead.

Zombie marches have become a worldwide fad in the last few years. According to TVNZ.co, “Some cultural observers believe the phenomenon could be linked to the ongoing global economic crisis, or is perhaps a reaction to consumerist ideals. This is denied by participants, who usually claim they are doing it for fun.”

This video is from the Associated Press, November 27, 2011.

Muriel Kane
Muriel Kane
Muriel Kane is an associate editor at Raw Story. She joined Raw Story as a researcher in 2005, with a particular focus on the Jack Abramoff affair and other Bush administration scandals. She worked extensively with former investigative news managing editor Larisa Alexandrovna, with whom she has co-written numerous articles in addition to her own work. Prior to her association with Raw Story, she spent many years as an independent researcher and writer with a particular focus on history, literature, and contemporary social and political attitudes. Follow her on Twitter at @Muriel_Kane
 
 
 
 
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