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CPR makes you undead -- that's the message behind this brilliant PSA from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
The video was created to raise awareness about the basics of CPR. A horde of zombies stopped chasing a woman to perform CPR after she suffered a heart attack, seemingly out of fear.
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"The goal of the campaign is to raise public awareness and promote hands-only CPR," said Mark Holland, Director of Health Promotion and Public Affairs of the Heart and Stroke Foundation in a press release. "In Canada, the survival rate for out-of-hospital cardiac arrests barely exceeds five percent. We must do better, and we can, if we all learn CPR."
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is hoping to use the video to promote a Guinness World Record attempt for the largest number of people trained in CPR at one time. The attempt will be made in Canada's Wonderland on Oct. 25.
The current record was achieved in Singapore, at an event where 7,909 people were trained in CPR at once.
On Aug. 13, 1964, four NASA astronauts participated in desert survival training in the dusty sands of Reno, Nev. John Young, Frank Borman, Neil Armstrong and Deke Slayton wore brightly-colored parachute fabric that made the space travelers look like some sort of intergalactic Jedi monks. Add a Wookiee to the mix and you have the premise for a Star Wars sequel starring real life space heros. Image courtesy of NASA
This story originally published on Mashable here.
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