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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
MiddleEarth Saga The Prophecy LOTR FanFilm 4K
In the First Age, the seer Glirhuin prophesied that after the destruction of Beleriad in the War of Wrath the grave stone of Turin Turambar should not fall victim to the sea, but remain standing on a piece of land, which was later named Tol Morwen after Turins mother. And so it happened that Turin continued resting in a stone tomb on an island in the far west of Middleearth. But there was a second prophecy which hardly anyone knew of.
A namesake of Turin should embark on his resting place and find there the secret legacy of Turin when the right time would have come. So many years later, Turin son of Golasgil learned from the mouth of the blue Alatar of this prophecy and set off to try his luck. Tol Morwen, 4rd Age You're fighting well and bravely, I think you're the one I'm looking for. Why should you look for meé We have just fought against each other! You've attacked me, I've just reacted.
Anyway, I'm Arathor, son of. Only Alatar the Blue knew from my trip ! How did you find meé I come on behalf of Alatar the Blue. He send me to protect and accompany you. I don't need an escort, this is my quest, not yours. Maybe not right now, but I can tell you, your journey will not end at the weather rocks. Whatever you will find there, it will change your life.
Who says that I'll find anything at all! Maybe I'm not the right one. In this case I can leave you afterwards, but until then, I will not depart from your side. Well. Then let's go, I'd like to reach the rocks before nightfall. I hope we will find the stone quickly; this island is so deserted, that it looks really eerie in the long run.
It dawns, we should hurry. Besides, I reluctantly let my companions such a long time back in the camp. Companions Don't tell me you've got someone with you. Yes, I do, but I forgot to mention that the dwarf Glori is traveling with me, he should wait for me in the camp. Dwarfs of all people! It couldn't get worse. Let's divide.
Here, that's it, I think. A Silmaril, missing since the War of Wrath, it is truly as beautiful as it is described. Why has it been bequeathed to meé Because you are meant to use it for something. What, you have to find out for yourself, so the prophecy tells. Let's go, if we hurry, we can reach the camp before nightfall.
The Lord of the Rings Mythology Explained Part 1
The Lord of the Rings has lots of different kinds of people: Elven people, dwarvin people, tree people,halfsized people, even people people. There's, like, a million pages ofbackground explaining this world that goes much deeper than the booksor the movies but if you don't want to read it all, here's a fourminute summary. Starting with wizards. It's easy to mistake the wizardsas humans trained in magic,
like elsewhere. But, in The Lord of the Rings, wizardsare lowish level angels. They're called The Istari(get ready for lots of names in this tutorial) and there are ï¬�ve of them:Sauroman the white, Gandalf the gray, Radgast the brown, and the twoBlue Wizards. Their power comes mostly from beingsupernatural and not so much from book learning. Their sent(by whoé We'll get to that in asecond) to help the people of
world stand against evil. Not wildly successfully, either. Sauroman, the leader of the ï¬�ve,with a mind of metal and wheels gets corrupted, Radgast gets distractedby all the pretty nature, the Blue Wizards just kind of fade into the east,possibly starting cults of magic, and it's only Gandalf that staystrue to the quest. Now, where there's angels, there's agod, and in this universe, that's Eru IlÃºvatar.
In the beginning, there was not but Eru,and the infinite timeless nothing, which is rather boring, so he createdlots of angels to keep him company. IlÃºvatar's angels are called The Ainurand are divided into two groups: The Valar, guardians of the world,of which there are fourteen. (or ï¬�fteen, depending on who youwant to count) And their servants, The Mayar. So, the wizards are the Istari, asubset of the Mayar, which serve the Valar, all created by IlÃºvatar.
IlÃºvatar, and all his angels sangtogether to make the world. The harmony started out great, butthere was one Valar, named Melkor, and just from the name, Melkor,you know what's going to happen even before learning he's also thesmartest, and the most powerful of the angels. And also a bit of a loner. Melkor didn't want just to be part ofthe chorus, like his dimmer Valar coworkers,
he wanted his own song in creations. And so, his voice became discordantfrom the others. and created all the suffering and evilin the world. But, Melkor's song also attracted someMaylar to his side, including the balrogs, which means thebalrog is a lowlevel angel, making him on the same levelof the power org chart as Gandalf. Which explains why an old man canhold his ground against a giant lava monster.