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Whoosh! Earth Narrowly Misses Collision with Asteroid!


Whoosh! Earth Narrowly Misses Collision with Asteroid!

Did you wake up feeling especially lucky today? Maybe you should have, because sometime early this (or evening, I guess, depending on where you are) Earth narrowly avoided impact with a small asteroid. The object, 2010 RX30, passed within 154,000 miles of Earth at about 5:51 a.m. Sounds like a long way away, but in [...]

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Disaster 5: Carnivorous Robots


Robots that eat for fuel are dubbed “gastrobots” and are becoming a trend in the field…because apparently a good number of robotics engineers have the same bizarre fetish of being chewed and digested in the cold steel guts of metal beasts. There are a slew of Gastrobots existing in the world right now: The Chew-Chew [...]

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Reminder: Robert Brockway Live Chat on Friday!


He’s been writing each day this week to alert us to potential world-ending scenarios. He’s been watching the contest page to keep up with your equally awesome scenarios. And on Friday, our Disaster A Day week with Cracked.com columnist Robert Brockway (author, Everything is Going to Kill Everybody) comes to a head as the [...]

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Disaster 4: Verneshot


The Earth is a gun and your country is a bullet. No, those aren’t poorly translated Japanese metal band lyrics; those words could be, terrifyingly enough, a completely accurate and literal statement. It’s all because of something called a Verneshot, and though the theory is still under debate, it is the only one so far [...]

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Disaster 3: Green Goo


Green Goo is the idea that the true danger of nanotechnology does not come from some perpetually reproducing destructive nano-bots run amok, but rather from the accidental uptake of nanotech by our environment.  Even if we assume humanity will use the technology cautiously and respectfully, we can’t forget that all new tech also affects the [...]

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Disaster 2: Hypercane


Changes in the environment don’t always function like a cancer, killing you slowly over a long period of time. Sometimes the environment just loses its damn mind, and that’s when stuff like a hypercane can occur. If the normal consequences of a shifting climate are akin to a metaphorical disease infecting the world, a hypercane’s [...]

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Disaster 1: Sterility


There’s a disturbing trend already under way: The total sperm count of all males on the planet has dropped by half in just under fifty years. If this fertility trend persists at the current rate, another fifty years’ time may very well see the last human beings born on Earth. A sperm count of less [...]

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Contest: Suvudu’s Disaster A Day Contest


Thank you for your interest in this contest, however the submissions are now closed.

In the past, we’ve run contests and sweepstakes awarding survival guides as the prizes. This time, we’re giving you a book that intends to tell you all the interesting and sometimes unexpected ways in which we will all be erased from the [...]

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Upcoming Live Chat: Robert Brockway, author of Everything is Going to Kill Everyone


“When in doubt…C4. Ha ha.” –Jamie Hyneman, Mythbusters
If the above quote closely models your own approach to life, the universe, and everything (or if it models the approach to life, et al., of the kinds of people you fear the most), then we’ve got someone you have to meet. He’s spent a lot of time [...]

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