Top Ten Worst Things That Could Happen To The World

Earth's been around for 5.6 billion years. Only a matter of time. :(.

The Top Ten

1 World War III

We have so many threats in this world (like Iraq, Syria, and North Korea) and many allies. In the past, people just invaded with guns, which is puny compared to those city destroying nuclear bombs. It can all start with the activation of a detonator. Our main enemy ( North Korea) has nuclear weapons, so we are in danger too. I think we really need to make peace pacts

I don't think North Korea are the main enemy, they actually don't anything compared to the rest of the world, they just spread a lot of propaganda and make it look like it.

Nuclear warfare would turn the world into hell, radiation would mutate or kill people and anyone who was not effected would have to rebuild civilisation.

Zombie Apocalypse... Seriously... STUPID AND TYPICAL American IMAGINATION! SENSELESS... But world war 3.. That is something real... Something that CAN happen... Something that MAY happen.. For all the nuclear weapons developed... It will decrease population at least to 50 percent! And some people... SOME PEOPLE JUST WANT TO WATCH THE WORLD BURN.

America is have war what about when America hellped us in war so we shall England fight with them in pride.

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2 Zombie Apocalypse

Slow zombies. We will zombies were screwed

Even though most of us think we are gonna survive, it's probably gonna be the opposite. Most zombie movies and video games show the zombie apocalypse as a disease (like in World War Z and The Last of Us). In a major city, there's no tell what's gonna happen. It would be too late. Airports would spread the disease across the world. City after city would fall. To everyone else surviving, it wouldn't be easy. Supplies and food would be scarce, as everyone would be looting. Riots would occur, killing even more people. - ethanmeinster

I'd personally want the zombie apocalypse to be like the one in Shaun of the Dead because the zombies are slow. - Jetticus12

The only part about this sort of apocalypse that really appeals to me. is the excuse to eat twinkies everyday for the rest of my (short) life

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3 World Loses Oxygen For 5 Seconds

Everybody at the beach would immediately get sunburns, the daytime sky would get dark, all pieces of untreated metal would instantly spot weld to each other, the earth's crust would crumble, everyone's inner ear would explode, every building made of concrete would turn to dust, every living cell would explode in a haze of hydrogen gas, and the oceans would evaporate and blend into space.

Pretty scary stuff! - Jetticus12

To all the clueless people that think everyone would "explode" or "boil", your wrong. If the Earth lost all oxygen for 5 seconds everyone would pretty much be fine, your ear drums could implode possibly, but you would basically just lose consciousness until the earth was reoxygenized and repressurized. We wouldn't freeze either, although space is typically very cold, the release of body heat is not very fast. And for the stubborn people that refuse to believe me, you may read about it yourself on the NASA website.

That's why God created the world perfectly. That will never happen, neither will the zombie apocalypse

... No world is perfect... Especially Earth... Have you seen the damage humans have done to this place? - LostDream258


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4 Asteroid Hits Earth

Instead of using nuclear bombs to launch at the earth itself, they can be used to destroy large asteroids that can wipe out the earth, also if earth does get hit, then let's hope that ferns and palm trees survive to take over the world then a new humanoid species can take over the world and explore space, visit new planets, and create a huge machine that prevents the end of the universe. Huh?

I think the "world losing oxygen for 5 seconds" would technically better, however, considering we are WAY over due for an asteroid strike (AT LEAST 20 MILLION YEARS AGO! ), I'd say this would be the more dangerous event. - gimi8609

A collision would cause a tsunami, a dust cloud, or the world to instantly perish. All depends on where it hits...

I agree that that is very harmful

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5 The Sun Explodes

If earth is gonna be inside the sun we should act fast if we were living on that year, lets say 5 years before it happens, we would make a starship and live in space, I wouldn't live in other planets. those would die too. 12 billion years. The Universe its self will end. It will be dark and really cold. But the good news: when earth dies GOD will make a new heaven and earth. at 1.1 billion years. Earth's oceans will boil away and dries up. 3.3 billion years Earth is too hot and dry for humans and other living things and everything dies. This could lead Eco disaster, well its gonna anyway. later on Earth is really fiery and hot. and oceans were gone. later like 1000 billion years, the universe will end.

This will be the final end of Earth after a couple billion years. But the sun won't exactly explode. After the sun uses most of its hydrogen up, it will become a red giant. This will make Earth uninhabitable for any living thing, even heat loving microbes. Hopefully, the human race (if its still living) will develop technology to get to an Earth like planet, or Europa and Titan, potentially habitable moons that would be warm enough after the sun expands. - ethanmeinster

Man, if the sun blew up, nothing would be around anymore. - istooduptoabully

The Sun won't explode; it's mass isn't great enough to do that. It will become a red giant, progress into a planetary nebula, and end as a white dwarf. - Juan-Luis

The earth willl be burn as the sun turns in to a red giant... and life will be gone by then anyhow. The sun is going to last a decent amount more years and by then you would be dead - Lucretia

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6 Nuclear War

Terrifying, because if it was happening in every part of the world, there'd be no hope of survival. If the sun blows up or there's a black hole, we all die in a millisecond, painlessly, and that's the end of that. With a different type of war or zombies, lots of people would die, but there would still be hope for survival. With a nuclear war, it would be impossible to survive. You could not avoid a nuclear blast. Even if you did, you would end up dying a slow painful death from radiation poisoning, which you would get very quickly. You would be on your deathbed for years, not even able to fight from being so sick. If there was an all-out nuclear war where every country was involved, we'd all be in for a horrible fate.

If the bombs don't kill you... The Radiation will.
You can't see Radiation, you can't hear it, you can't smell it, and you can't even feel it.
Animals may mutate, all water will become irradiated, the world will be inhospitable.

Nuclear war is far scarier than a JB apocalypse. - dureckl

Thanks to the best scientist for exploring radiation at least we know that part. - Lucretia

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7 Black Hole

We don't know when the black hole will come. There are millions of black holes in the universe. Someday 1 could join our galaxy, see the black hole is so hard to see. Black hole will suck everything in its path, even the sun. Should be 1

This might or might not happen, after all we don't know much about black holes and the few things we know are just theories, so it's a bit unlikely to die because of it.

If the solar system got inside one the sky wouldn't even exist

The son wouldn't turn into one, its too small - Lucretia

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8 No Oxygen for 24 Hours

I love how no Oxygen for 24 hours is lower than No Oxygen for 5 seconds. I mean, no Oxygen for several hours would kill thousands more than 5 seconds. Just Saying.

It would be worse if it were nitrogen...

You would if you last without 24 hours a week should you would die every 15 minutes 45 seconds Samsung and so on and so on and so on and off instead Dot dot dot

I don't want that to happen

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9 Super Volcano

This isn't a normal type of volcano. In the USA, there is a super volcano, that you probably heard of: Yellowstone, although there are other super volcanoes across the world, in places like Japan. Instead of lava reaching only a few miles, lava flows from a super volcano would reach hundreds of miles away. The pyroclastic clouds would engulf cities as far as Seattle and St. Louis. Even if areas within hundreds of miles would be destroyed, it doesn't stop there. There would be global darkness for years. Weather systems would be interrupted, including the monsoon winds of the Indian Ocean, causing massive famines. The temperature would fall, and we would lose all of the Sun's light. Every crop would just die, and we would starve to death. There would be ash in the air, choking all animals. The ash would ground planes, take down the electricity, and cause buildings thousands of miles away to collapse. And Yellowstone is becoming unstable, with roads in the park melting... - ethanmeinster

The lava won't flow that far, though ash would reach as far as Louisiana. - LostDream258

I don't think you all understand the power of a super volcano. Millions would die instantly from the blast and billions more after the Earth is plunged into unbearable darkness and cold.

I don't think any of you understand how dangerous a super volcano can be. The top half of the world would be plunged into darkness because of the massive ash clouds. Tempratures would drop, food wouldn't grow, acid rain would fall. People would die. Yellowstone park is a super volcano. And it is overdue for an eruption. Scientists think that the magma chamber won't be full enough for an eruption for another 2000 years. Lets hope so. - IronSabbathPriest

Yellowstone in a nutshell - Neonco31

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10 Aliens Take Over

Well this depends on a series of factors. I guarantee you that there are other life forms elsewhere in the universe. The real questions are are they hostile and why would they want to attack us. If they are hostile than they would presumably have a very war like culture. Therefore they would be fighting against each other on their own world, which would be divided into many factions like our own. If this was true than if one of the alien nations were to attack the earth, we would only have to fight against a fraction of their entire civilization. If they were somehow united under a race wide government and had a very imperialistic attitude towards other intelligent races, much like the late 19th century Europeans, than why would they want to attack us. Most precious metals and other valuable substances, including water, are common throughout many solar systems in the universe. So why would they want to go through all the trouble of invading a planet with a somewhat advanced society ...more

What could happen maybe extinction or slavery?

They would treat us like we humans treat everything on this planet... Top of the food chain they would be... You know what will happen then?

Humans will finally be getting a taste of their own medicine, won't they? - LostDream258

And where are these aliens coming from? - Lucretia

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The Contenders

11 Robot Take Over

Yes. Ever heard of the movie iRobot? That could be the possible future for humans.

Only in a million years, because now we don't have many robots that act by themselves, and even those that do exist are not powerful enough to wipe out the human race.

Like on the Matrix.. that would just be so scary

Well make cause there is robots all around us

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12 The Illuminati Takes Over

We must stop this from happening.

Don't they by definition already rule the world? I thought they are a secret organisation that rules the world and everything important that happens is plotted by illuminati.

They suck big time...

Yeah, of course!

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13 Everybody Commits Suicide

I have had suicidal thoughts in the past. Even today, I still think a lot about death and suicide. I write suicide stories and poems. I wonder if there is really a point to life. If there is, tell me. Is life worthless? Is there anything good that ever comes out of it? It's only a matter of time before I begin to think about it myself. I already have. My fear of death (Thanatophobia) is the only thing that could baracade my plans... - RockFashionista

Actually, this might be the best thing, from the worlds perspective.

Okay, this one is retarded. It would be nearly impossible to coordinate everyone to commit suicide before any more children are born. Illuminati Domination is more likely than this. Unless, of course, this is the Illuminati's plan for world domination.

Imagine how sad it would be to see everyone you know or love just commit suicide and also knowing that everyone else around the world are killing themselves. That would be sad.

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14 Gamma Ray Burst

At least it gives you warning before it happens first you see a bright flash in the sky, then its completely clear. then it Explodes then the planet is no more! but yeah this should be worst

If this happened we would all die immediately as it hit. Nothing could or can survive these

Gamma ain't no joke all you talking like its good bad stuff can happen you ain't gonna turn into incredible hulk that's for sure

Unless you made a special suit... - Lucretia

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15 Solar Flare

This will not kill us, the atmosphere was created to defend earth from these

Who was reading the Maze Runner series?

We'd all be unprotected from the Sun's radiation, and there would be large EMPs causing every electronic device to be fried - ethanmeinster

16 Water Shortage

Well first off this is true but there are a million Sources Ice, Rocks, Water, Peppers, stuff like that so if would be really not easy for the earth to run out of water unless the earth became a baby sun or some shiet

This is happening here in California. It sucks because I live there. - Pegasister12

Very unlikely and it might happen only if aliens take over Earth.

That's actually happening - Ananya

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17 Supernova

The world MIGHT have been created by a supernova, but it's only a theory like many others, but we do know that a supernova would destroy our galaxy and create a black hole, but it would happen only after the Sun has lost all of its energy.

The sun turns into a red giant, not a supernova because it's too small - PvPro_101

By the time there is a supernova the Earth would already have been engulfed by the Sun millions of years before.

It's too far away but considering the Gamma Rays, yes! - Neonco31

I'm sticking to my religion.

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18 Red Star Comes Towards Our Galaxy Burning Every Planet

The Sun would be included in getting burned but before we melted to death without the sun we would burn up pretty quickly.

Blue stars are the hottest, yellow moderate, and red least hot. And how in the world does this star do this - Lucretia

It would be worse if it were a blue star

Burning everything slow even us it would be hell on earth

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19 Blackout While an Asteroid Is About to Hit Earth

This would make the best movie ever.

I didn't know meteors were electric

No worries; it's tiny! - SuperBacca

EMP Asteroid

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20 Donald Trump Getting Elected

This is really the worst thing that could happen

Worst of all it has already happened.

I love this website! So true!


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