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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
Introducing the Street View snowmobile
Introducing the Street View snowmobile You've seen the streets. Now experience the snow. The motivation to really get this project going was that we have the upcoming 2010 Olympics here and we wanted to do our best to try and capture some beautiful imagery and have it available to everyone around the world to see so they can really experience what it's like to be up there on the slopes ahead of time. What we're doing here today is we're taking Street View to the next level. We're just
trying to think of where people want to see, where they want to go, and give you the immersive experience all over the world, from the street to the mountain. Explore the Games. in Street View and Google Earth.
Dragon Ball Z Light of Hope Pilot
It begins with Goku His death changes everything. Six months later, they awaken: A pair of heartless monsters with no regard for life These Androids slaughter millions. Only about ten thousand people survive my mother forms an underground resistance to fight back along with my mentor Gohan, and myself.
Together we always find a wayâ€¦ REFUGEE: Please, I'll do anything you want. ANDROID 17: I love this part. REFUGEE: I have money ANDROID 17: I'm immortal. What good would your money do meé INTERCOM: We've received a distress call about the Androids sited near Pepper Town, INTERCOM: Repeat, the Androids have been sited near Pepper Town. We need you to investigate. GOHAN: Are you ready, Trunksé
TRUNKS: Yes. ANDROID 17: Alright, you vermin! Who's nexté How about youé Huhé ANDROID 18: This is stupid. Would you just kill them alreadyé ANDROID 17: We spent all that time rounding them up If I kill them all at once, where's the fun in thaté ANDROID 18: Let's make them run away. That would be more interesting.
ANDROID 17: I like that. Good idea, 18. ANDROID 17: Alright you vermin! Go on! Run along! ANDROID 17: That's far enough GOHAN: Get out of here! Now! ANDROID 17: Was that supposed to hurté GOHAN: We need to buy more time! You attack 18! GOHAN: Kaaaaaâ€¦ meeeeeâ€¦ haaaaaâ€¦ meeeeeâ€¦
GOHAN: Come on! Let's go! GOHAN: That takes me back. GOHAN: Father, how did you do this for so longé Thirteen years of fighting these demons. How much longer can I endureé TRUNKS: Hey, Mom! What are you working oné BULMA: Oh, just a side project. TRUNKS: How's it coming alongé
BULMA: Bit by bit. TRUNKS: I hope it goes well. I have to go train with Gohan, alrighté Bye! BULMA: I hope so too. TRUNKS: Hey, Gohan. My father, can you tell me more about himé What was he likeé GOHAN: Proud. TRUNKS: Of whaté GOHAN: Of himself, haha