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Fremont’s Zombie Walk World Record Ripped Apart By Mexico

By Sean Keeley · November 28th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Fremont vs. Mexico. It’s a rivalry as old as time itself.

As we all know, Fremont was originally known as San Fremont, founded by Mexican explorers. They ruled with an iron first for many years until The Great Fremont-Mexican War of 1907. Many lives were lost but from the ashes rose The People’s Republic of Fremont. To commemorate our victory, we erected the Fremont Troll in honor of General Augustus Trollio, commander of the Fremont armed forces. And we ride bicycles naked on the Solstice to commemorate the naked cyclists that distracted Mexican troops long enough so that we could win the deciding battle.*

* – Some, or all, of this may or may not be true.

We thought our battled with Mexico were over. However, we knew deep down that it was only a matter of time before they were back.

Earlier this year, the folks at Fremont Outdoor Movies and the Seattle Zombie Walk gathered over 4,000 zombies in the streets of Fremont in order to break the Guinness World Record for Largest Gathering of Zombies.

This past Saturday, Mexico struck back and over 10,000 zombies gathered in Mexico City, shattering the record and declaring vengeance on Fremont.

And so, the bloody gauntlet has been laid down. It’s up to the folks back here in Fremont to figure out a way to get 10,000+ zombies into Fremont next year if they want a chance at reclaiming the record.

If you thought 4K zombies was too much, gird your loins. Literally.




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