If alien invasion movies like Independence Day, War of the Worlds, and Mars Attacks (among many, many others) have taught me anything, it’s that we are very, very screwed when the day comes that aliens visit us. We can hope they’ll be friendly, but most likely, they won’t be. Why do I think this way? Because I'm afraid they’ll want to enslave us and/or eat us. Maybe someday our planet will be in the way of an intergalactic hyperspace bypass, like in Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy. Either way, I think we’re screwed.

Let's break this down: how screwed would we actually be? Say extraterrestrials did a small invasion and just visited one state at a time instead of attacking worldwide, would we be able to survive? Maybe, if you live in certain states in the U.S.A.



A new study by NJCasino.com examined which of the United States would fare better in the event of an alien invasion. The metrics they used took into consideration population densities and how much of a state's land was actually populated, versus its water and forest coverings. They also looked at each state's percentage of the population (per 1,000 people) of members of the military, law enforcement, scientists, and engineers. Food and distribution companies also went into the mix.


After all the numbers were crunched and each of the 50 states in the U.S. were ranked, we now have a pretty good idea of where you might have a better chance of survival, if and when aliens pay us a visit.


How screwed are we in Washington state?

Washington state is roughly a coin toss on the survivability of an alien invasion. Out of the 50 states, we ranked at #24. (The number one state most likely to survive is Virginia.)

What about California?

California is supposed to fare a little bit better in an alien invasion, which makes sense because they have more land and more opportunities for emergency workers and companies. They ranked at #20.

How would Oregon fare in an Alien invasion?

Oregon most likely wouldn’t make it. They ranked at #45. (Remember, #50 is the least likely to survive). They’re likely to still be better off than Idaho and Nevada, though!

Way to be 'weird,' Oregon. Let's see how well that goes over with your new galactic overlords!



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