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ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE -- From flesh-eating stories to one of a suspect hurling bits of his own intestines at authorities, several gruesome assaults in Florida, Maryland and New Jersey this passed year fueled speculations of a "zombie apocalypse."
BERLIN, GERMANY - OCTOBER 27: Zombie enthusiasts rehearse a dance before setting out on a "Zombie Walk" in the city center on October 27, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. Approximately 150 zombies, who had organized themselves through Facebook, walked and limped across Alexanderplatz, growled and moaned at passers by and performed their jerking dances. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)