From a massive asteroid impact to giant waves,
here 8 ways the world can end Number 8 Asteroid Impact
Asteroid impacts have gotten so much of the “Hollywood treatment” that it’s becoming
harder to perceive them as a legitimate threat. That being said they’re always within the
realm of possibility. For example, there are thousands of ice-balls,
more than 50 miles in diameter, in the Kuiper Belt. This zone lies just beyond Neptune and has
sent a stream of smaller comets towards our planet. It would take a space rock only 5 miles across
to cause catastrophic damage on Earth, regardless of where it landed. The impact itself would release more than
a billion times the energy of the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Many would perish in the blast alone. Debris would rise up into the atmosphere and
then fall back down, heating the atmosphere until most above-ground creatures would be
cooked alive. Lingering particles in the atmosphere would
block out the sun for up to a year, causing famine and devastating environmental changes. Number 7 Rise of AI
Another favorite among science fiction scenarios is the end of the world due to the rise of
artificial intelligence. There are a number of researchers that argue
we’re only a few decades from the singularity, the point when AI matches or even surpasses
human intelligence. Even technology entrepreneur Elon Musk has
expressed concern in this regard. However, a “Terminator”-like situation,
with killer robots running amok, isn’t the most likely one. Nevertheless, since most of our systems are
technology-dependent, an AI takeover could be worrisome. One common theory is that it will become “too
good at its job” and harm humans as it seeks out ultimate efficiency. This concern is amplified by the perspective
of AI-controlled military weaponry. Stanislav Petrov became known in history as
the man who “single-handedly saved the world.” What did he do? Did he
a. Find a plague vaccine
b. Prevent nuclear war
c. Discover the impact of global warming
d. Plot the fall of the Soviet Union
Let us know what you think in the comments section below and keep watching to find out
the right answer. Number 6 Gamma-Ray Burst
Gamma-Ray bursts, or GBRs, are thought to be released during a massive supernova or
the merger of two collapsed neutron stars. They’re the brightest electromagnetic events
known to occur in the universe and may last from 10 milliseconds to several hours. In just a few seconds more energy is released
than the Sun will give out in its entire lifespan. Gamma-Ray Bursts typically occur billions
of light years away from Earth. However, there’s a GBR candidate just 8,000
light years away, known as a Wolf-Rayet star. It’s expected to collapse into a supernova
at some point in the next several hundred thousand years. When that happens the explosion might generate
a Gamma-ray burst that could hit the Earth. The potent radiation would instantly cook
the ozone layer, leaving us exposed to the full force of the Sun’s ultraviolet rays. The ensuing effects range from an increase
in skin cancer to the death of ocean plankton, responsible for supplying oxygen to the atmosphere. One theory is that the Ordovician-Silurian
extinction event was caused by a 10-second GBR. It was released by the collapse of a hypernova,
within 6,000 light years of Earth. Number 5 Global Warming
We’ve touched upon the potentially devastating effects of global warming in previous videos. Despite a number of climate change deniers,
the science community has deemed the evidence behind it to be irrefutable. Moreover, it seems that human activity has
been a major driving factor since the 20th century. A number of researchers believe we’re approaching
the point of no return in matters of global warming and its associated effects. Future devastating events include severe droughts,
increased frequency of extreme weather, spreading of disease, the extinction of many plant and
animal species as well as rising sea levels which may cause low-lying areas to become
submerged. With the population unable to cope with these
dramatic changes, an increase in armed conflicts across the globe is highly probable. Number 4 Nuclear War
An all-out nuclear conflict was a common fear during the Cold War. However, as long as countries possess nuclear
armament the fear will always be there. Whether these are secret programs in countries
like Iran and North Korea, or massive stockpiles in Russia and the US, weapons of mass destruction
are a very real threat. It’s particularly terrifying if these weapons
ever get into the wrong hands in an instance of severe political instability. As of 2019, the symbolic Doomsday Clock, which
has been used to determine how close we are to global destruction, remains at two minutes
to midnight. The setting was attributed to the dual threat
of climate change and nuclear weapons. WW II provided an example of what a nuclear
attack looks like and it’s gut-wrenching. It‘s worth mentioning that, since then,
nuclear weapons have become much more potent. Aside from unparalleled destruction and radiation
another major effect of global war would be nuclear winter. Thick smoke would rise into the stratosphere,
where the weather can’t disperse it. It would block out the sun leading to famine
and wide-scale human death. Number 3 Pandemic
We’ve seen it before, with the Black Death and the Spanish Flu, how a pandemic can decimate
populations all-over the world. It’s not far-fetched to imagine that a super-virus
could one day wipe out the human race. Viruses and bacteria evolve alongside humans
and some species have already become resistant to antibiotics. It wouldn’t take long for a highly-contagious,
deadly strain to become uncontainable. What’s even scarier is that we might actually
end up helping a super-virus burn through the population. Through vaccination we provide training to
our immune system on how to recognize and eliminate pathogens. However, against overwhelming scientific evidence,
there are those who choose not to vaccinate. The World Health Organization has identified
vaccine hesitancy as one of the top ten global threats of 2019. Number 2 Volcanism
Some threats come from outside our planet while others hail from within. Extreme volcanic activity has been theorized
as a driving factor behind the Permian-Triassic extinction, the most devastating event of
its kind in the planet’s history. Also known as the “Great Death” it caused
95 per cent of the planet’s species to become extinct. The eruption of the Siberian Traps, which
aligns itself with the extinction’s timeline, was one of the largest volcanic events to
ever occur on Earth. It sent noxious debris and gases into the
atmosphere and covered more than 770,000 square miles with lava, in a snowballing effect believed
to have caused the extinction. Past trends suggest we’re long overdue for
a supervolcanic eruption. The last one occurred in New Zealand, roughly
26,000 years ago. Even though we can determine an eruption up
to a few months in advance, we’re essentially powerless to stop it. Massive earthquakes, megatsunamis and raging
pyroclastic flows are to be expected when a supervolcanic eruption occurs. So, what did Stanislav Petrov do to save the
world? The right answer was b, prevent nuclear war. In 1983, a Soviet satellite malfunctioned
and transmitted that five nuclear missiles had been launched by the US. Petrov, who was monitoring the Soviet nuclear
command center, went against protocol by treating the transmission as a false alarm. He thus prevented a retaliatory response that
would have potentially resulted in global nuclear war. Number 1 Megatsunami
More than 65 million years ago, a giant asteroid impacted the Gulf of Mexico, triggering events
that led to the extinction of the non-avian dinosaurs. The Chicxulub asteroid was roughly 9-miles
across and caused all matter of destruction, not the least of which was an enormous tsunami. After the initial impact, a wave almost 1
mile high swept through the Gulf of Mexico travelling close to 100 miles per hour. In 2019, researchers modelled its effects
and how it rippled across all of the planet’s ocean basins. In the North Atlantic and South Pacific, waves
reached almost 50 feet. A similar event today would be catastrophic
for coastal populations all-over the world. Megatsunamis might also be triggered by the
melting of the polar ice caps. It can lead to massive landslides of ice sheets
or an increase in the frequency of large earthquakes, as the Earth’s crust adjusts to the removal
of the ice weight. These events can generate tremendous, potentially
world-ending waves. Thanks for watching! What would be the first thing you’d do if
you found out the world was going to end tomorrow? Let us know in the comments section below!

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100 thoughts on “8 Ways the World Can End

  • August 21, 2019 at 3:47 pm
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    What would be the first thing you'd do if you found out the world was going to end TOMORROW?

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  • August 22, 2019 at 9:23 pm
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    Coming soon, once again read the Bible the book of Revelation

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  • August 22, 2019 at 9:24 pm
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    Revelation 6 global pandemic

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  • August 22, 2019 at 9:50 pm
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    if the World was Gonna END Tomorrow' i Would Find a 9YO and Have my WAY With her so 😀

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  • August 22, 2019 at 9:57 pm
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    The Taupo super-volcano in New Zealand last erupted 1800 years ago, not 26000.

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  • August 22, 2019 at 10:36 pm
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    I am fucking

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  • August 22, 2019 at 10:43 pm
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    I call the shots it will be the shotcallers and gmo and poverty and evil.😫

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  • August 22, 2019 at 10:44 pm
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    I would call my relatives and say goodbye. Then I would eat a gallon of ice cream. And then, I'd dress in my best and pray.

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  • August 22, 2019 at 10:45 pm
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    I would sit back and accept it. I wouldn't have completed my list, but "oh well"

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  • August 22, 2019 at 10:54 pm
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    I would go deep into the mountains and live the way I've always wanted to live.

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  • August 22, 2019 at 11:10 pm
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    b). He prevented nuclear war.
    And don't you forget it?! 😟

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  • August 22, 2019 at 11:12 pm
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    I must say that we humans are contributing to these things that are harming our wildlife and the world on a whole

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  • August 22, 2019 at 11:12 pm
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    Very Interesting

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  • August 23, 2019 at 12:00 am
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    We need Saitama to punch the meteors

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  • August 23, 2019 at 12:02 am
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    I laughed when you said global warming. You should've put the liberal left and Democrats.

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  • August 23, 2019 at 12:17 am
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    So we back to this again huh🤦‍♂️

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  • August 23, 2019 at 12:22 am
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    When cooking has gone wrong

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  • August 23, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    How do you find these voices to do these videos?

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  • August 23, 2019 at 12:32 am
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    We don’t have much time left on earth anyways.

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  • August 23, 2019 at 12:58 am
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    Viruses can’t wipe out humanity if we do not vaccinate our children

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  • August 23, 2019 at 1:08 am
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    Honorable mention: an entitled mom fights another entitled mom

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  • August 23, 2019 at 1:10 am
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    When Going to School goes wrong

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  • August 23, 2019 at 1:11 am
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    Top 10 most devastating school shootings of all time

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  • August 23, 2019 at 1:36 am
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    WOW I'm done with this channel.
    These guys are making up all this shit, there's no scientific data to back off any of these made up so called scenarios with that music is supposed to scare who? I see through them and see how they are part of the propaganda.
    Hell no I'm gone…

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  • August 23, 2019 at 1:59 am
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    It states clearly in the Bible that the world is going to end by fire 🔥. Now how it’s going to happen is up to everyone’s own interpretation. I feel in my heart ❤️ that it’s going to be from a nuclear world war. I pray that everyone is baptized and spiritually ready to meet Jesus face to face. Please give your ❤️ to my Heavenly Father and have your spot reserved in heaven. I will be praying for everyone of you. Birthing pains have already started.

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  • August 23, 2019 at 2:18 am
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    To depressing. Disliked and stopped watching.

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  • August 23, 2019 at 2:26 am
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    You sound like Idres Elba

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  • August 23, 2019 at 3:08 am
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    Dude, check yourself, gamma ray burst is GRB not GBR. Besides, gamma and cosmic rays move at the speed of light, we'd all be dead having never seen our killer and being on the opposite side of the planet wouldn't help since these rays/particles are so energetic that they'll pass straight through the planet without interacting with any of its constituent elements but shredding all forms of organic chemistry.

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  • August 23, 2019 at 3:38 am
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    Why is Gamma-Ray Burst “GBR” instead of “GRB”..?

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  • August 23, 2019 at 3:46 am
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    Global warming is a hoax

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  • August 23, 2019 at 3:54 am
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    Number 9 ~ Zombie apocalypse 😝☠️💀

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  • August 23, 2019 at 3:56 am
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    D. Plot the end of the Soviet Union

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  • August 23, 2019 at 3:59 am
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    Thank the gods that Petrov didn't just blindly follow policy but exercised some common fuckin' sense, otherwise we may have been around to say "thank the gods someone had some common fuckin' sense" and didn't launch a retaliatory attack on a nonexistent nuclear attack. The same thing played out during the blockade of Cuba in October of 1962 when one of the Russian ballistic missile submarine commanders was about to launch nuclear missiles, the executive officer did not concur with the order so no missiles were launched which would have laid waste the entire eastern seaboard seaboard as far west as the Mississippi river, and nobody knew about it for the next 20-25 years
    How's that for "cooler heads prevailing" in scenarios that should have ended human existence on the 3rd rock from the sun?

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  • August 23, 2019 at 4:24 am
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    Hey I thought it was call global warming? Yeah that's funny how it dose not happen it's now call something else. That's right just keep on drinking that Cool-Aid.

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  • August 23, 2019 at 4:25 am
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    The 8 most dangerous tribes

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  • August 23, 2019 at 4:51 am
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    Am I the only one that wants to know what the future may bring? You know.. technology and that kind of stuff? Or will we all die in some kind of WW3.. I NEED AWNSERS!

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  • August 23, 2019 at 5:43 am
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    D??

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  • August 23, 2019 at 6:03 am
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    Bloody good job mate. Cheers

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  • August 23, 2019 at 6:31 am
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    Yea nice… good morning to you people aswell… D:

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  • August 23, 2019 at 7:55 am
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    Nice can’t wait 🤗

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  • August 23, 2019 at 7:56 am
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    I will go for a speed chase in the the high way

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  • August 23, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    You forgot to put Donald Trump in the list.

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  • August 23, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    By entirely burning down the world's largest forest.

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  • August 23, 2019 at 8:49 am
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    I am gonna tell you how this Earth is gonna end, plain and simple we, the invasive species will destroy the Earth

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  • August 23, 2019 at 8:50 am
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    If the world was ending tomorrow I would tell my family and girlfriend I love them and make sure that last day was as good for them as it possibly could be

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  • August 23, 2019 at 10:32 am
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    Am going back 2 bed.

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  • August 23, 2019 at 11:15 am
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    The world will end by puloution of our fresh water due to all the fish we kill and eat who kept our waters clean. All creatures have a purpose a bigger one than humans. We were just to protect and save our fellow living creatures but instead we killed to extinction and that will cause the end of himans

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  • August 23, 2019 at 12:12 pm
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    It’s B

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  • August 23, 2019 at 12:25 pm
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    Another great video from they will kill you thank you for this video ur fan Otis here yep 😂👍👍 👆

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  • August 23, 2019 at 1:44 pm
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    The book of Revelation tells you exactly how much the world will end..Facts…Come to the Savior while you still can. God bless you all….

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  • August 23, 2019 at 1:51 pm
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    Prevent a nuclear war

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  • August 23, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    Top 10 most powerful demons

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  • August 23, 2019 at 2:32 pm
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    Well shit… I was hoping zombies would be on this list…

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  • August 23, 2019 at 2:37 pm
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    8. Trump
    7. Trump
    6. Trump
    You get the point!

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  • August 23, 2019 at 3:09 pm
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    Anti-vax believers:🤡🤡

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  • August 23, 2019 at 3:44 pm
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    2 and a half minutes to midnight

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  • August 23, 2019 at 4:08 pm
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    Funny shit man ! Was it meant to be….? Anyways beers 🍻 bbq 🍖 front row seats

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  • August 23, 2019 at 4:20 pm
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    B

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  • August 23, 2019 at 4:31 pm
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    Why did I even watch this 😟

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  • August 23, 2019 at 4:38 pm
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    A good topic I'd like to see is different possible world ending war scenarios.

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  • August 23, 2019 at 4:48 pm
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    Become a nightblood and live in a vault or in orbit till the storm ends then conquer the earth

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  • August 23, 2019 at 4:57 pm
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    fuck AI

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  • August 23, 2019 at 5:17 pm
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    Can u make video on bizzare incedent in Delhi in which 11 members of same family committed mass suicide but strangely they were preparing for regular daily chores before committing suicide e.g. preperations for Breakfast and getting things ready to go to work etc

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  • August 23, 2019 at 6:24 pm
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    Não se preocupe que nós iremos destruir o planeta.

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  • August 23, 2019 at 7:26 pm
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    Stanislav Petrov is my hero.

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  • August 23, 2019 at 8:16 pm
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    It's sad how the world will end and I'll have no one to socialize with because I'm immortal

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  • August 23, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    This is how we will get antivaxxers to vaccinate their children

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  • August 23, 2019 at 9:04 pm
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    Donkey! There cannot be an End without a beginning,Where is the beginning?

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  • August 23, 2019 at 9:07 pm
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    As long as it happens soon,I'm good with them all.
    Praise the Lord

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  • August 23, 2019 at 10:07 pm
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    This sounds a little tame after this video but how about skateboarding that went wrong?

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  • August 23, 2019 at 10:57 pm
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    humans are single-handily destroying this planet.

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  • August 23, 2019 at 11:38 pm
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    B def b. Ive heard his name and will never forget. We all owe that guy alot

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  • August 24, 2019 at 1:36 am
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    Number 9, stupid people taking control of society

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  • August 24, 2019 at 1:44 am
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    Tear up my "to do" list .

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  • August 24, 2019 at 5:04 am
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    If the world was going to end tomarrow i would rob 5 gold and silver shops and biuld my self a tomb in my Basment why? not sure but if i am gonna die anyway why the hell not

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  • August 24, 2019 at 1:50 pm
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    The one about Artificial Intelligence was almost correct the narrator said that the worry was in part due to The singularity reaching human intelligence, that is part of but not quite the full story. The worry is that it will become “self-aware” and in that awareness it will begin to re-program itself to be not as smart as man and not smarter but first ten times smarter then using the internet take over factory robots to build the correct hardware and over Amazon have those “ super and near perfect parts “ shipped to any location it can take over via internet and build the hard/software to reprogram it’s self to be million to billions if not more times smarter than man and than truly realizing it’s place in the big “ Cosmic “ big pic it will also realize humans place and how irrelevant we are snap its fingers and bang we no longer have a place in any picture and…… well that is only one of more scenarios than I can imagine or count having to do with Artificial Intelligence and the moment it becomes the singularity……

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  • August 24, 2019 at 3:23 pm
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    Oh the world's ending? Great! We can finally get rid of ourselves as humanity is a disgrace

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  • August 24, 2019 at 3:33 pm
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    I'm doing this so I can test my knowledge, I think it's B prevent nuclear war

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  • August 24, 2019 at 6:09 pm
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    the 1st thing i do is go on a killing spree

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  • August 24, 2019 at 6:36 pm
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    Ah proof reading such an unused asset…. its G R B… you say it right how can it be so hard to abbreviate right lol otherwise awsome video very accurate … humanity… the cause of but i doubt solution too… all of lifes (literally all not just our own) problems

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  • August 24, 2019 at 7:46 pm
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    Please use METRIC system

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  • August 24, 2019 at 8:01 pm
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    Prevented nuclear war

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  • August 25, 2019 at 12:03 am
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    It's gonna be fallout in real life

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  • August 25, 2019 at 12:55 am
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    8 – Space event

    7 – Humans

    6 – Space event

    5 – Humans

    4 – Humans

    3 – Nature (Although humans can create a virus as a sort of weapon)

    2 – Nature

    1 – Nature/Humans

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  • August 25, 2019 at 1:05 am
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    Sharkeisha Attack!

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  • August 25, 2019 at 1:52 am
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    It’s been a while 👨🏾‍💻

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  • August 25, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    b

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  • August 26, 2019 at 1:48 am
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    sun does NOT cause cancer. the sun is pure energy without there would be no plant and life! what causes cancer is the chemicals in the sunscreen –____– i hope you people understand that, and don't believe what the school system or government tells you since they are all liars !

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  • August 26, 2019 at 6:00 am
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    Have an end-of-the-world get together another a huge party

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  • August 26, 2019 at 6:50 am
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    Maybe it can be a World War!

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  • August 26, 2019 at 9:05 am
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    Its on the cards just go back 2 decades to a massive rise in volcanic eruptions & earth quakes
    when have a pumice island 93sq miles floating in the indian ocean and pumice fields floating
    in the sea , the truth is the earths core is expanding and the volcanoes are the vents for this
    For reasons better known to them selves the government are keeping quiet about this
    Under sea eruptions are producing unstable mountains that when collapse will cause a world class tsunami its only a matter of time before there is massive event !

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  • August 26, 2019 at 7:39 pm
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    Ion think a volcano can end the world, dgaf how big the explosion is ion think it will.

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  • August 27, 2019 at 6:30 pm
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    What about Galaxy collisions with Andromeda?

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  • August 27, 2019 at 9:26 pm
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    Prevented nuclear war…

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  • August 28, 2019 at 1:07 am
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    This twisted, broken and upsidedown world will end through God's wrath

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  • August 28, 2019 at 12:59 pm
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    I wish it would hurry up and end im sick of living in this shit hole, hell is on earth

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