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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
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Unbelievable. I hope you're hungry, Adrian. I'm famished.How are you, Aparnaé I made that fish curry you love. ADRIAN: I can't wait. She gets more beautiful everytime I see her. Why is thaté Strange, isn't ité But herfish curry is still awful. ADRIAN CHUCKLES
ADRIAN:You were mysteriouson the phone. Why didn't you attendthe conferenceé SATNAM:I will show you, Adrian, sir. ADRIAN:Satnam, stop quot;siringquot; me. METAL SQUEAKING How deep do we need to goé Eleven thousand feet. I searched all over Indiafor this thing.
Used to be the deepestcopper mine in the world. Remember my brother, GurdeepéHe's a student now. Namaste, Helmsley, sir. Adrian. It's just Adrian. SPEAKING IN HINDI Just don'tpour too much, huhé How do you work in this heaté You've come on a good day,my friend.
Sometimes itcan hit 120 degrees. You have to come and meet Lokesh, a Fellow of quantum physicsat the university in Chennai. Namaste. Helmsley. So, what are we looking até SATNAM:These are neutrinosacting normally. Minuscule mass, uh,no electrical charge.
They pass through ordinarymatter almost undisturbed. Your message saidthe count doubled after the last solar eruptions. That was last week. But this happened two days ago. The biggest Sun eruptionsin human history causing the highest neutrinocount we've ever recorded. My God.
How 2012 Should Have Ended
How 2012 Should Have Ended What's happeningéé It's the end of the world. How could you possibly even know thaté Because this weird guy in the woods told me it was. Whaté!! Don't worry about it, I have a plan! We're just gonna out run this earthquake, steal an airplane.
dodge all the buildings as the city collapses into the ocean. fly all the way back to Yellowstone. get the special map that tells us where the secret government spaceships are. outrun a thermonuclear volcanic eruption. land in Vegas so we can get an even bigger plane. hopefully someone we already know willconveniently be there with access to a bigger plane. We'll convince them to take us with them and right before the ash cloud destroys Las Vegas. we'll fly towards Hawaii.
which will actually be on fire when weget there. But luckily the Earth's magnetic field will suddenly. shift about 1000 miles and we'll magicallycrash land in the exact vicinity of the secret arks we were searching for all along. And then, even though the secret arks will be heavily guarded and there's no possible way they'd just let us in. We'll miraculously run into some locals who happen to be sneaking on board as well. Who will take pity on us and help us sneak onto the ark right at the last possible second! And then, most of us will be saved. Does that sound like a plané
Yeah! Then let's go!! (deep breath) Okay. New plan. Everybody dog paddle Jackson, it's over. Yea, I know.
So what did you mean by, quot;most of us willbe savedéquot; Huhé Oh, Uh, nothing. Nothing Don't worry about it. Oh ok. You had me worried there for a moment. Like I might be the one that dies and somehow everyone is okay with it 2 minutes later. You knowé Nope, nope, you're good man.
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