Even though we do not know little of this events, huge events of active volcanoes have struck the atmosphere turning it in a possible end of the world! Check out all the times we were close to the end of the World without even knowing it….
Mount Tambora Volcano, Indonesia
Mount Tambora is an active volcano in Indonesia, that erupted with such force that It caused worldwide climate change in 1815. Tambora boasts the largest volcanic eruption in the recorded history of the world. More than 13,000 feet high, Tambora blasted 12 cubic miles of gases, dust, and rock into the atmosphere. Rivers of ash burned grasslands and forests, and tsunamis formed. Fire-generated winds uprooted trees. Incandescent ash poured down the slopes at more than 100 miles an hour. 10,000 people lost their lives as a direct result of the eruption, but that was just the beginning. Throughout the region, ash rained down for weeks. Houses hundreds of miles from the mountain collapsed under the debris and fresh water was contaminated. Crops and forests ceased to exist. All told It was the biggest eruption in history, eliminating an estimated 90,000 people, most of them by starvation.
Millions of tons of sulphur dioxide spewed out into earth’s atmosphere forming A toxic cloud that covered the Earth in darkness causing temperatures to drop. 1816 was also known as the year without a summer. Snow was reported still falling in New England well into June. Few events in history show more dramatically how Earth, its atmosphere and its inhabitants are interdependent. It is said that these dark summer months influenced Lord Byron’s poem “Darkness” where “Morn came and went-and came, and brought no day” and Mary Shelley to start work on her novel Frankenstein.
The Spanish Flu
In 1918, amidst the gunfire, People thought the world was going to, the end. Not from the fighting, but from the Spanish Flu. The influenza or Spanish flu pandemic from 1918-1919 was the biggest in modern history, Infecting 500 million people worldwide. About 1/3 of the planet’s population at the time, and eliminated between 20-50 million people. The illness was Highly contagious and easily transmitted through the air. Anyone who later inhaled the virus or touched something with the virus could be gone within a few days. In the trenches, a sick military cook could lead to thousands being infected in just days. It wasn’t long before the disease was Taking down one million people a week with victims drowning in their own lungs. The Spanish flu took the lives of 25 million people in just 25 weeks. This makes the Spanish flu the biggest sickness in the history of recorded victims although the exact numbers are impossible to know due to a lack of medical record-keeping in many places. It is said the Spanish flu eliminated more in 25 weeks than ADS did in 24 years. People thought the world’s population was going to be totally wiped out from the sickness. What was so surprising is that most of its victims were healthy and active young people. Journalist Gina Kolata reported that More US soldiers suffered from the 1918 flu than were eliminated in battle during the war.
When this photograph was taken in 1883, people believed that it was The first photographic evidence of UFOs. Now scientist believe that it have been the comet that nearly hit the earth in 1883. Mexican astronomer Jose Bonilla took this picture in August which Looks like something passing in front of the sun. Researchers at the National Autonomous University of Mexico propose that the object Bonilla saw were Fragments of a massive comet that narrowly missed the Earth. The parent comet is estimated to have been 8x the mass of Halley’s comet, with the same mass as the object that wiped out the dinosaurs. The smallest fragment was about 164 feet across and the biggest about 2.5 miles wide. Each one was Exponentially more powerful than an atom bomb, and if they had hit the planet, would have probably caused the end of days. Luckily, the pieces missed the planet, but only by a few hundred miles.
In 1908, An object of similar size smashed into Russia. Known as the Tunguska Event, the blast was 1,000 times more powerful than an atom bomb and destroyed 80 million trees in a moment.
The Cuban Missile Crisis
The Cuban Missile Crisis was A pivotal moment in the Cold. 50 years ago, the US and the Soviet Union were close to fighting more than any other moment in history. On October 15, 1962, President Kennedy was informed of a U2 spy plane discovery of Soviet Nuclear tipped missiles in Cuba.