The Top 5 Times The World Almost Ended

in top5 •  10 months ago

Over the years, we've seen time and time again. The World almost come to an end. With Technology advancing faster than we can keep not of it. The future has some very intense moments ahead of us. Nukes, AI, Plague and Fever and even Mother Natures - It seems everything is out to get us here on Earth.

#5. A Simulation Confused with Reality

In 1979 the US Air-Force thought 1000 Russian Nukes were heading for U.S airspace. With very present and very real tensions between the U.S and Russia this almost called for a response from the U.S but one cool headed Air Force Officer kept his cool and knew deep down it must have been a glitch.

I wonder if a workplace like this comes with a Pizza Party on your birthday?

#4. Shaanxi Earthquake

Even in the last decade alone, we've witnessed Natural Disasters that if amplified would have wiped out a BIG number of humans. Shaanxi in 1556 was one of these moments, effecting 90 countries and killing over 1 million people, if something like that happened today, it would rock the very foundations of life as we know it.


Something that big change our lives forever if it happened in 2017

#3. The Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cuban Missile Crisis, also known as the October Crisis, (the Caribbean Crisis), or the Missile Scare, was a 13-day (October 16–28, 1962) confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union concerning American ballistic missile deployment in Italy and Turkey with consequent Soviet ballistic missile deployment in Cuba. The confrontation is often considered the closest the Cold War came to escalating into a full-scale nuclear war.

It's scary to think the abilities the Government must have today in regards to survailance

#2. Solar storm of 1859 - The Carrington Event

The Solar storm of 1859—known as the Carrington Event —was a powerful geomagnetic solar storm during solar cycle 10 (1855–1867). A solar coronal mass ejection hit Earth's magnetosphere and induced one of the largest geomagnetic storms on record, September 1–2, 1859. Studies have shown that a solar storm of this magnitude occurring today would likely cause more widespread problems for a modern and technology-dependent society. The solar storm of 2012 was of similar magnitude, but it passed Earth's orbit without striking the planet.


I guess the inhabitants of Earth have always enjoyed a hot bath...

#1.

comet, discovered on 31 January 1996, that passed very close to Earth in March of that year. It was dubbed The Great Comet of 1996; its passage near the Earth was one of the closest cometary approaches of the previous 200 years. Hyakutake appeared very bright in the night sky and was widely seen around the world. If this hit the Planet, there is a good chance 90% of us wouldn't be here today. Imagine that?


Living in Australia I can say it's always impressive when you see these hurdling through space and time

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