I just finished reading this great article online about household items you could use to save your life in a zombie Apocalypse. And I have to say, I hadn’t actually thought of those. But maybe I should stock up on a few things here and there. My favorite items were the tin foil and toilet paper. Who would have thought those things would need to be in your ” to go ” bag.
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“Tin foil – When the zombie apocalypse hits, you should keep a roll of tin foil handy to help cook your food in the campfire. The foil doesn’t burn and it can be reused. Or, on a hot day, you can fashion the tin foil into a solar cooker. Plus, you can use the reflective side to signal aircraft overhead. Finally, you can wrap the aluminum foil around your arms, legs and neck because even zombies hate the sensation of biting down on tin foil.”
“Toilet paper – Cash, change and credit cards are all going to be worthless when the zombies attack. How are you going to get someone to change a $20 when he is running for his life? However, throughout a zombie apocalypse, people will be longing for the creature comforts they used to have. You’ll be able to trade the stockpiled toilet paper you have for almost anything you need. Plus, you can also use the toilet paper for fire kindling and for bandaging wounds. Final note: Don’t waste your toilet paper binding zombie bite wounds – it’s too late for that person – just use the shovel.”
I loved this article. I think that the zombie love has been so much fun. I’ve seen so many creative zombie costumes this year. I think my husband might even be a “Zombie Steve Jobs” this year, complete with throwing chewed up apples and broken ipods. Yes, it might be a little early.. but we’ve seen much worse.
Sometimes we get fans asking us to create something new for them. A couple of weeks ago a fan asked if we could make something REALLY new for her, she wanted to see her favorite comic book bad guy make an appearance in our shop. So, after a few weeks of working on this new design and tweaking the sewing until I loved it. I finally have put the needle down to one solid image of Spider Jerusalem.
Today I did some aprons and baby bibs just for my special fans. If you hurry you can get yours before they are gone!
The great Lord Cthulhu‘s love children have been found in the gut of termites. Ok.. they are a little bit on the small side, say in in the range of 10 to 20 microns. Other larger protists also found in termites are around 50 to 150 microns. The itsy bitsy single-celled organisms were named after Cthulhu, Cthulhu macrofasciculumque and are basically harmless. And as of yet, they haven’t formed a solid plan of how to take over the world, except one tree house at a time.
Erick James, a researcher at the University of British Columbia is a big fan of Lovecraft‘s ‘Call of the Cthulhu’ and when he spotted the lil Overlord under the microscope he was surprised to see that the creature’s tentacles and body were similar to Cthulhu and thus the name stuck. James and his team were excited to give the tiny creatures this name ”as an ode to the sometimes strange and fascinating world of the microbe.”
Actually the creature’s ”tentacles” are what help the tiny monster to move around inside the termite’s gut.
But they didn’t just discover Cthulhu in there, they also found his daughter! Erick’s team also discovered another protist they named Cthylla macrofasciculumque. In case you haven’t heard of Cthylla, she is a Great Old One . The youngest offspring of Cthulhu and his odd mate Idh-yaa Cthylla was created by the British writer Brian Lumley, who added to the “Cthulhu Mythos” in the 1970s.