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11 Ways The World Could End
Since the 1500s, there have been more than150 documented predictions of when the world is going to end. Luckily for us, none of themhave come trueâ€¦yet. However, you'll be surprised that not allof them are destructive. Here are some terrifyingly amazing ways theworld, genuinely could end. When you think of scientists working on superviruses, you probably picture Hazmat workers, deep in a mountain bunker, studying vats fullof insidious green liquid. But these labs do actually exist! Maybe notworking for some shady Bondstyle villain looking to ransom the world away to the highestbidder, but for pharmaceutical companies and
government agencies studying ways to curedangerous pathogens. But what happens when a vial full of an extremely dangerous virusbreaks out of containment, or is misplacedé Over the years, there have been numerous documentedcases of dangerous viruses escaping from laboratories around the world. One of these happened asrecently as 2009. A group of scientists based in Europe, workingwith Baxter Pharmaceuticals, were conducting lab tests on a seasonal flu strain.Without realizing it, Baxter had sent them live supplies of the H5N1 virus, better knownas â€œbird flu,â€� which has a mortality rate higher than 60%. One of the world's deadliestviruses was handled and distributed to three
other labs without any pathogen safety protocolsin place. The grave error was only realized when onelab worker in the Czech Republic inoculated a group of ferrets with samples of the â€œseasonfluâ€� batch, and was horrified when they all died.The scientists were immediately placed under quarantine and monitored for signs of thedeadly virus. Luckily, none of them were infected and all the scientists were freed with a cleanbill of health. Two years later, these same strains of avianand human flu were combined in a laboratory, successfully creating â€œthe most dangerousvirus in history.â€� The virus was highly
pathogenic, while retaining its dangerouslyhigh fatality rate. If it got loose, it could kill 60% of the world's population in afreakishly short amount of time â€“ a truly apocalyptic notion.Some say it's only a matter of time before this kind of virus escapes containment andwreaks havoc on mankind. After going through two world wars, you wouldthink that the world would have learned to get along by now. But unfortunately for thesurvival of humanity, we are constantly under threat of triggering the final war â€“ NuclearArmageddon. Mutually Assured Destruction, like its acronymsuggests, is one of the maddest doctrines
ever devised. It ensures that if a countrywere to ever use a nuclear weapon on another state with the same capability, both sideswould unleash their entire nuclear arsenal, bringing about the complete annihilation ofboth countries. With the resulting nuclear winter, and the likely participation of othercountries in the exchange, this would almost certainly lead to destruction and death onan apocalyptic scale. There are over 15,000 nuclear warheads inthe world, with more than 4000 ready to fire at any one time. That would make one hellof a firework show, but probably not one you'd want to be around to watch.There have been a few â€œclose callsâ€� since
we first developed nuclear weapons. A surprisingnumber of these were technical glitches that nearly started World War 3, on both sidesof the Cold War. The average yield of a modern nuclear weaponis around 500 kilotons of TNT, that's 25 times more powerful than the bomb droppedon Nagasaki. Each one of these 500 kiloton bombs are powerful enough to flatten hugeparts of a large modern city such as New York, or London.And there exists some truly unimaginably powerful weapons, like the Tsar Bomba, which had ayield of more than 50 megatonnes. That's two and a half THOUSAND times more powerfulthan the one dropped on Nagasaki. Thankfully
2012 End of the World
Hey, guys. Sorry I haven't posted a tutorial in a while, but as you can see, I'm in Hawaii again and boy, have I been having a ball. This used to be bigger. Anyway, I'm back and I just wanted to say welcome to the new year, 2012! Dun, dun, dun Anyway, it's finally 2012 and.
(Sean) Dun, dun, dun And I just wanted to say I'm really looking forward to the new year. I feel like I haven't been posting enough tutorials lately, but thanks to 2012 Dun, dun, dun You doneé Yeah. What are you doingé
You know, like in the movies, when something bad is about to happen, it goes, quot;dun, dun, dun.quot; Uh. whaté Hello, it's 2012. The world is gonna end. Um, no it's not. Uh, yes it is. The Mayans said so. Do you even know a Mayané
No. Do you even know what a Mayan isé Some type of ca I am sick of people saying that 2012 is the end of the world. And to specifically the people that say, drawling: quot;Well, the Mayans said so. That's how they talk, like this.quot; you probably don't even know a Mayan and, even if you did, they're not psychics.
They made a calendar. I could do that. My theory is this: people that say the world is ending are either depressed because they want the world to end, really gullible and believe everything they hear and read on Google, or just a prick because they want to scare people into buying useless things for the end of the world. (Ryan as announcer) Tired of falling down from earthquakesé
Earthquake! Those pesky meteors keeping you up at nighté Meteor! Aren't you sick of those elflooking Lord of the Ring Hobbitsé Hobbits! Well, look no fur Thanks to the 2012 Safety Rock, all of your endoftheworld problems will be solved.