Would the Midlands Survive a Zombie Invasion?!?

eBay have conducted a Midlands survey whereby it was revealed that most people believed an attack was more likely to happen than Leicester winning the premiership! It also revealed which Midland city was most likely to survive such an attack. So it’s a little bit worrying that Leicester have actually won the Premiership now!


Brand new data from eBay reveals that one in five people across the Midlands thought a zombie apocalypse was more likely than Leicester City’s historic Premier League title win.

eBay have a new TV zombie advert launching this month, so the online shopping destination conducted a study in the Midlands which unveiled the findings of the ultimate survival plan for a full-blown invasion.

The first item we would reach for in the event of a zombie invasion is, unsurprisingly, our smartphones. A quarter of people in the Midlands would save their mobile above any other item. The second most saved possession would be trainers for a speedy getaway.

Larger cities and towns are the preferred places to hideout, as the data revealed the Midlands locations best equipped to survive an attack from the un-dead. Birmingham landed in top spot, followed by Nottingham (yesss!), Leicester, Warwick and Wolverhampton. Unfortunately, the end is nigh for Solihull, Northampton and Lincoln; being dubbed the least equipped.

Apparently resourceful residents are more than a match for the undead with many of us turning to sporting heroes to protect us. Leicester City hero Jamie Vardy was in the top three players you’d want on your team when facing the walking dead. England football captain Wayne Rooney is first choice for the resistance against invasion, with Peter Crouch second, proving height is just as handy. Despite their incredible victory, Leicester City was beaten to the post by Man United – as the sports team best equipped team to survive the apocalypse.

The eBay survey illustrates the creative ways we would make our escape:

  • Transport is critical in fleeing zombie hordes – and Brits would certainly travel in style. 40% choosing to splurge on a boat or top of the range sports car.
  • A sturdy sofa would take on new importance, almost a quarter of Midlands respondents would use it to barricade their front door.
  • And a stash of golf balls was second on the list as a way to keep the zombies at bay, whilst practising that swing.
  • The next thing we would grab as we plan our escape? A wise 16% would select an encyclopedia to help them re-establish civilisation when the apocalypse blows over.

So what do people in the Midlands think is the most likely cause of a zombie apocalypse? Most of us think it’s due to a rapid decrease in brain activity, caused by watching too many reality TV shows!

And how long would we last, in the aftermath? A fifth of Midlands respondents reckon less than a week, while a further, more confident 20% think they’d survive over a year.

You can head to eBay to find everything you need to survive a zombie apocalypse… and everything else.

Get inspiration for your zombie survival plan: eBay Zombie Apocalypse

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