Mexico City zombie walk may have broken current record
November 29, 2011
Thousands of people flooded the streets of Mexico City over the weekend for a zombie walk. Everyone dressed up to look like the undead or survivors of the zombie apocalypse and parades around Mexico's capital in what organizers are claiming is the biggest zombie walk in the world, according to the BBC News.
The Guinness World Record currently belongs to the October 2010 zombie walk that took place in Asbury Park, New Jersey, where 4,093 people turned out to celebrate their love of the undead. However, Mexico City's parade organizers claim that there were nearly 10,000 people at their zombie march.
These events have been gaining popularity in recent years as the living dead have been featured in more and more mainstream movies, TV shows and video games.
Mexico City is not the only location vying for the Guinness World Record. The BBC reports that about 8,000 zombies turned out for a parade in Brisbane, Australia, last month. Neither event has officially been named the new record-holder, but people can make calls to Mexico to hear first-hand accounts of the undead parade from their friends.