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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
LORE Earthbound Lore in a Minute
Our story begins in the small town of Podunkwhen a ominous black cloud appears over Mt. Itoi. Along with the cloud returned peoplewho had abruptly gone missing with no recollection of what happened. The editorinchief of theMothersday Times, George, set out to investigate these incidents and the day he published hisfindings, he and his wife, Maria, vanished from Podunk. But more accurately; they were abducted byaliens! The alien race that abducted the couple entrustedthem with raising an infant alien known as Giygas because humans make excellent extraterrestrialbabysitters. Maria raised Giygas as one of
her own, doing motherly things like singinghim lullabies, while George studied the aliens' PSI powers without permission. He then inexplicablyreturns to Podunk two years later, leaving his family behind. What a terrible father. George, having stolen the secrets of PSI,is now a wanted man. A matured Giygas is tasked with killing George so humans may never knowthe power of PSI, but George and Maria are his only family. He gets over his moral dilemmaremembering that George was the worst dad ever. Giygas happens upon the Apple of Enlightenmentwhich foretells Giygas' defeat at the hands
a child named Ness. To disprove this prophecy,he attacks Earth 20 years earlier than was prophesied and is defeated by. other children.More specifically: the greatgrandson of George and Maria, Ninten. So he retreats and vows to return when nobodycan grasp the true form of Giygas' attack! Have fun!.
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.used a pencil eraser. Yup! .fought a series of explosive fire trees. Uhhuh. .snuck past a massive cult. Pretty much! . and now you're hereé Yeah, that's the gist of it.
Eh, yeah, you took your sweet time getting here! Do you even have any idea of how tough it was on the wayé Well, just sit down, and tell me everything from the beginning. Okayé (first, a fullday hike through misery and torment and NOW, storytime.) (alright, let's go with, um.) Well, it was, hm. It was on a fateful night! There was this big meteor, right, that fell near the.
No, no. Not that one. Whaté You know what I mean. earlier! (well I guess before, there was the fat red smart kid and the skinny orange dumb one.) (and that gang that ran that arcade!) (and then there's the alien talking bee that visited me from the future that told me I was one of the Chosen Four to save the world!) (and then there was those roadblocks. Oh man, those roadblocks were.)
(wait a second. maybe she's actually talking about) Oooooh! That's what you meant. Okay then! â™« Character select, N. E. S. S. ! â™« â™« Give it up for the brainiac, I'll name him Jeff! â™« â™« I'm the man, with the plan, and I love to rock! â™« â™« I'm gonna name my dog King, even though he's not! â™« â™« I got a girl on my crew, I'll let my game name her! â™« â™« Paulaé! Could that be any LAMERé â™«
Wait wait wait, what did you say about my nameé Oh boy. Oh, come on, it was just for the rhyme! So! It was me, Pokey, and King. King's my dog, and Pokey's my neighbor. We were all going back up the hill to check out what happened, now that the cops were gone. The animals were all crazy! Snakes biting, crows trying to peck out your eyes.
Pokey's useless in a fight by the way, but King's primal! A real hunter! And between his fangs and my bat, we made it back to the top of the mountain to find Pokey's brother, Picky. . napping next to a giant meteorite, which I'm sure is super healthy. And then this talking space bee from the future, told us he wasn't really a bee, but that he really was from the future! . beg your pardoné That's what got me too! Because.