Richmond, British Columbia - What's bigger than a picnic basket and even better than one in the eyes of zombies that live in the western provinces of Canada?
A study published this month in the Journal of the Undead says it's minivans driven by families with children who leave behind a trail of spilled juice boxes, Cheerios and coolers carrying other snacks.
Canadian scientists have found that zombies tore up older minivans more frequently than other types of vehicles. They found that minivans represented 29 percent of the vehicles torn into by zombies between 2001 and 2007.
"I though it would be the most practical vehicle for our family," said Chad Tordoff, who recently had to fight off three of the undead with his 16th century ninja sword, "and can we please call it a man-van?"
No word from the zombie community was readily available, except that the moaning of the cursed increases significantly at the name "Dodge Caravan."
The RCMP are asking Canadian drivers to select alternative vehicles. "Who wants to be seen in a mini-van, anyway?" said an RCMP Trooper who wished to remain anonymous, owing to his familial relationship with Mr. Tordoff.