How would Minnesota do in a zombie apocalypse?


Not very well, according to a new ranking by real estate brokerage Estately.

Minnesota ranked 38th in the firm’s Zombie Apocalypse Preparedness Rankings, which looked at a number of factors for its analysis, including physical fitness, fight training, knowledge of zombies and gun ownership.

Each state was ranked based on data from several sources: U.S. Census figures on military personnel and veterans; Facebook Inc. searches of interest in martial arts, survival skills, zombies, laser tag, paintball and Ironman triathlons; gun ownership and physical health and obesity rates by state, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Ranks were then totaled for each state. The lower the figure, the better-prepared the state.

According to the analysis, New Jersey is least prepared for a zombie apocalypse.

Alaska is most prepared, ranking authors say, because “Alaska is packed with military personnel and veterans, and they’re only a fraction of the well-armed Alaskans prepared to shoot zombies from a moving snowmobile.”

Rounding out the top five most prepared states are: Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho and New Mexico.

Wisconsin came in 10th on the list.

Ranking authors say this should give the state bragging rights, saying “Wisconsin can now make fun of Minnesota and Michigan about something other than the Green Bay Packers standing in the NFC North.”

Check out the rankings here.

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