For many years now, people have been proposing theories that some kind of apocalypse will be the death of the human race. One of those theories was that in the year 2012, according to the Mayan calendar, humans would cease to exist and Nostradamus has predicted that it will end in 2018. With more scientific advances, the emergence of new diseases and the reemergence of old ones, more and more people believe at one day a strain of virus or bacteria will cause an outbreak unlike anything that we have seen.
Hollywood has capitalized on these theories, and with shows like "Doomsday Preppers," "Doomsday Bunkers" and "Doomsday Castle," there are many people taking steps to ensure their survival in the event it does happen.
Do you think that you will be one of those survivors, and if so, how long do you think you will survive? How far are you willing to go to make sure that you are alive to see the next few years? Do you have a hazmat suit and a gas mask in your basement (just in case)? Tell us, and we will tell you which character from the "Walking Dead" you will be!
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