And here I have to come, ruining everything with my sarcasm and mispaced and offensive wit. *nod*

7. A stake through the heart paralyzes until it's removal.

It doesn't kill. This theory is disputed and accepted in just about equal measures throughout vampire literature.
Like Claire Bennet and the stick-in-the-brain? Interesting, I always heard that it just killed.

Also, I just wanted to say that I always imagined that vampires would take human kids from villages and the like, raise them till they're about 20, and then turn them into vampires.