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Zombies are reanimated corpsesSource: A zombie's lack of a heartbeat, along with observations of apparently dead zombie-bite victims reawakening as zombies.
Truth: Despite appearances to the contrary, a person infected with the zombie virus never actually dies before awakening as a zombie. In addition, zombie circulation is taken up by the skeletal muscles, rendering the heart inert.
Zombies are immortalSource: As with vampires, victims of zombie bites arise from comas, an event often misinterpreted as some sort of resurrection.
Fact: Most zombies live less than a year.
Zombies are created by voodoo spellsSource: West African and Caribbean slave mythology, along with the large numbers of zombies in tropical areas.
Fact: Zombies are created by the transmission of a virus.
Zombies are brain eaters
Fact: well-fed zombies can afford to be discriminating. They will generally eat the more nutritious brains and bone marrow and leave the rest of the corpse untouched. However, a hungry zombie will leave only the bones.
Zombies can be created by exposure to toxic chemicals or radiationSource: Innumerable B movie plot lines.
Fact: Repeat after me: zombies are created by the transmission of a virus.