The Walking Dead Balloon vs Zombies
This week’s episode of The Walking Dead “Claimed” opened with zombies attacking a balloon on a street sign. At first glance, this may seem a brainless thing to do but it makes total sense. Think about it. Watch any zombie apocalypse movie and you’ll notice a distinct lack of balloons. That’s because these plump little guys are the zombie’s natural prey. They simply mistake our big heads on skinny necks for a balloon on a string.

Naysayers will point out that Glenn distracted the walkers by blowing up a car in the previous episode “Inmates” but a balloon makes almost no movement or sound. If they were so observant Michonne wouldn’t be able to walk among them while holding the clanking chains on her pet zombies.

Walking Dead balloon zombies