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(Popular Science)   You will burn. You will freeze. The moon will explode. Four gruesome apocalypse scenarios...from 1939   (popsci.com) divider line 29
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2013-04-08 11:47:38 AM  
wow, pretty sure that we KNEW that the moon was moving further away from the earth, not closer, in 1939.

PANIC we wont live forever
 
2013-04-08 12:41:42 PM  
"you will see part of Nancy Grace's nipple on national TV!"
 
2013-04-08 12:43:10 PM  
bicyclists with a passion for spontaneous acts of sillinessassholishness

that's better
 
2013-04-08 12:43:50 PM  
But they missed the Martian invasion of 1939.
 
2013-04-08 12:46:18 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Approves.  Kinda.
 
2013-04-08 12:46:39 PM  

abhorrent1: bicyclists with a passion for spontaneous acts of sillinessassholishness

that's better


dammit. wrong thread
 
2013-04-08 12:48:07 PM  

Omnivorous: But they missed the Martian invasion of 1939.


We won that one, silly.  Martians couldn't tolerate our germs.

FYI: Only the Moon one is out of play, though if something big enough hit it, it might disturb the Moon's orbit and things could get dynamic around here.
 
2013-04-08 12:48:10 PM  
veryaware.com
 
2013-04-08 12:49:52 PM  

abhorrent1: abhorrent1: bicyclists with a passion for spontaneous acts of sillinessassholishness

that's better

dammit. wrong thread


But what a fabulous apocalypse that would be.
 
2013-04-08 12:50:42 PM  
Fire and Ice

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.
 --Robert Frost, 1923
 
2013-04-08 12:50:57 PM  

abhorrent1: abhorrent1: bicyclists with a passion for spontaneous acts of sillinessassholishness

that's better

dammit. wrong thread


I liked that one - I was trying to figure out how asshole bicyclists would bring about the end of civilization.
 
2013-04-08 12:54:04 PM  
ALE (Anthropogenic Lunar Explosion) will bring the destruction of all of us.    95% of all scientists agree that ALE is a fact.
 
2013-04-08 12:56:21 PM  

Torchsong: abhorrent1: abhorrent1: bicyclists with a passion for spontaneous acts of sillinessassholishness

that's better

dammit. wrong thread

I liked that one - I was trying to figure out how asshole bicyclists would bring about the end of civilization.


They disrupt traffic patterns in all the major urban areas, causing slow downs, collisions between cars who are trying to avoid hitting the cyclists.  Cyclists don't care, keep causing problems.  More global warming, more drivers decide to take jobs outside of major urban areas and relocate their families to farther and father out suburbs.  Urban sprawl, more global warming, eventually the polar icecaps melt, and walls of water flood our coasts.  Mass chaos ensues as global weather patterns change rapidly.  Someone throw a nuke and civilization is destroyed.
 
2013-04-08 01:12:17 PM  
Ever since I was a young, I have the same dream where the moon gets bigger and bigger and crashes into the Earth. It always, ALWAYS scares the crap out of me. Never fails. And now that picture... ugh.
 
2013-04-08 01:16:21 PM  

Andrew Wiggin: [veryaware.com image 320x245]


Satisfied.
 
2013-04-08 01:26:40 PM  
Only one of those scenarios is not plausable.  Our sun is not of the right type to ever go supernova.  It will burn out, of course, and it will destroy the entire solar system when it happens.  But human sill be long extinct before that happens.

Our biggest realistic fears right now are:
Yellowstone explodes.
A really BIG meteor hits the planet.
Something really big hits the moon and disrupts it's orbit.
The antarctic ice sheet collapses and melts.


All of those things are a genuine 100% possibility, and exaclty 0% of them are preventable.  Even a year's warning wouldn't be enough.  And all of them would imperil, if not destroy, human existence.

//Sleep well.
 
2013-04-08 01:32:57 PM  
Manhattan is just a meteor magnet.
 
2013-04-08 01:38:19 PM  
Interesting, it's 1939 and no mention of Nazi's.
 
2013-04-08 02:54:01 PM  

hdhale: Torchsong: abhorrent1: abhorrent1: bicyclists with a passion for spontaneous acts of sillinessassholishness

that's better

dammit. wrong thread

I liked that one - I was trying to figure out how asshole bicyclists would bring about the end of civilization.

They disrupt traffic patterns in all the major urban areas, causing slow downs, collisions between cars who are trying to avoid hitting the cyclists.  Cyclists don't care, keep causing problems.  More global warming, more drivers decide to take jobs outside of major urban areas and relocate their families to farther and father out suburbs.  Urban sprawl, more global warming, eventually the polar icecaps melt, and walls of water flood our coasts.  Mass chaos ensues as global weather patterns change rapidly.  Someone throw a nuke and civilization is destroyed.


And then the bikers will don mohawks and leather and arm-mounted crossbows and ride through the shattered remains of America on souped up death bikes. YOU CAN'T PROVE IT WON'T HAPPEN!
 
2013-04-08 03:00:14 PM  
When I want my does of End of the World scenarios, I click over to Exit Mundi.

Just about every scenario is covered.not sure how much is scientifically accurate, but it's a fun read none the less.
 
2013-04-08 03:01:16 PM  
Damn, that should read  my dose of...
 
2013-04-08 03:13:51 PM  
I would have gone with "stukas" or "small-penised Asian males looking for sword and bayonet practice".
 
2013-04-08 04:42:32 PM  

Omnivorous: But they missed the Martian invasion of 1939.


Aliums?
 
2013-04-08 06:28:32 PM  
www.popsci.com I saw this and my brain just went, "This looks like a job for
www.supermanhomepage.com "
 
2013-04-08 07:30:58 PM  
The Sun! She Explode!

or as they'd have said in 1940, Shake Down the Stars
 
2013-04-09 01:14:28 AM  

Deep Contact: Interesting, it's 1939 and no mention of Nazi's.


In 1939 there were a lot of Americans that thought Nazi's were a good idea.
 
2013-04-09 03:42:51 AM  
I'm waiting for the rogue planet to come whizzing by, pull us out of orbit and send us careening off into the universe, whereas we will become a race of underground dwellers until the end of time.
I have to stop watching reruns on the weather channel.
 
2013-04-09 08:50:44 PM  

Sharkster: Ever since I was a young, I have the same dream where the moon gets bigger and bigger and crashes into the Earth. It always, ALWAYS scares the crap out of me. Never fails. And now that picture... ugh.


You probably don't want to read Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer, then.

/It's a really well written book.
 
2013-04-10 11:27:13 PM  
If the moon starts getting bigger, I am maxxing out my credit cards and spending my remaining days up to my ass in vodak and cheap hos. Far inland. You know, tides and shiat.
 
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