Top 7 times world almost ended.
Hey Y’all. Ever notice how we aren’t all dead and the world isn’t destroyed? Well let’s look at some reasons why that is the case. Also if the world does end before the end of the post, that isn’t our fault- we can’t account for that happening in the next few minutes.
1. 2012 solar flareSo no one’s favorite movie is 2012 with John Cusack. The reason for that movie being made- other than someone actively trying to be fired from their studio job- was the Mayan Calendar Apocalypse. The ancient North American tribe, The Mayans, predicted the end of the world in 2012. Well actually no they didn’t. The Mayans never said that. Ok so next end of the world thing. So in the middle–oh finish explaining why this one is wrong?
The Mayans calendar does end in 2012 but no Mayans in the past, or present as there are people still connected with the civilization in some ways, ever claimed the world would end in 2012. One of the prominent theories around a 2012 end of the world situation, was a solar flare storm. Solar flares happen all the time. They can even sometimes affect the electricity of Earth slightly. In 2012, however, there was a storm of solar flares. If a solar flare were to have hit the Earth there would have been massive electrical failures.
Luckily that didn’t happen. But also I keep my phone charged super full so it wouldn’t have effected me for like 3 hours. Oh I guess like Hospitals and junk right?…ok it would have sucked.
Volcanoes are jerks. We all know that. Remember when your friend Jack dates that volcano and they made out the entire time at my birthday. Like aggressively made out? That was the worst.
Well apparently volcanoes can be even worse than that. In 1783, the Laki volcano in Iceland flowed for 8 months.The volcano killed HALF of Iceland’s live stock and if you don’t know this, livestock is food. So people were hungry. One guy got close to figuring out barbeque but he couldn’t quite move away from the lava with the cow fast enough though.
The effects were even felt all around the world as the resulting sulphur spread all the way to India.
3. The black plagueRing around the rosie, have you avoided the smell of the Black Plague lately? Probably not. That’s because the Black Plague is not really an issue nowadays. But in the 14th Century, 50 million Europeans died over the course of 4 years. The WHO World Health Organization says about 120 people a year still die from the black plague and apparently it is not caused by demons. Who knew?
4. Bonilla comet
Listen, we all hate telescopes- I know. But one time a telescope was a real jerk. In 1883 Jose Bonilla looked in a telescope and saw a massive comet coming towards Earth. If any one of the fragments from the comet had struck Earth is would have been devastating. The comet missed Earth by only a few hundred miles… dumb telescope. I hate telescopes.
Ya know how ya sometimes decide to launch nukes for no reason? Well one time it actually happened.
5. Norwegian rocket incident
In just 1995, Norway was testing a rocket and- – hold on. Norway has rockets? That can’t be right? The Santa looking country? Ok. I looked it up, they do. Weird.
Anyway, while testing some rocket they Norwegians didn’t text Russian to let them know. When the object came on radar the Russians had to decide whether to bomb American and anyone else that they thought may have looked at their girlfriend funny. Apparently the Russian high command was about 1 minutes away from pushing the button.
Omg the rocket was to test the Northern Lights- that is exactly what a Norway rocket would do haha.
6. 2011 japan earthquake
In 2011, the end was not far off. The Tsunami cause by the Earthquake in Japan cause 30,000 deaths and 310 billion dollars in damage.
The wave even got 10 kilometers inland And 4 nuclear reactors were damaged, leading us almost to the edge of a nuclear winter.
7. Mount Tambora Volcano
If you are time travelling in 1816 and someone says they have to get their beach body for summer, tell them not to bother.
1816 was the year without summer. an Indonesian volcano put out enough ash- about 170 cubic kilometers of it- to cause a fake winter. A CUBIC KILOMETER!
A cubic kilometer is 1 kilometer wide by 1 kilometer tall by 1 kilometer long. A kilometer big cube of ash! Where would you put it? …closet.