10 Real Ways The World Could End Tomorrow

10. An Asteroid Could Blow Us to Smithereens

So, minus Bruce Willis and co., the Armageddon movie plot is something that can actually happen at any given moment. An asteroid hit the earth roughly 66 million years ago, causing complete devastation to almost everything on the planet. Scientists believe this is what wiped out the dinosaurs. The asteroid blast was catastrophic and there’s nothing to say it couldn’t happen again.
10. An Asteroid Could Blow Us to Smithereens

9. Scientists Can Cook Up a Disease to Wipe Us All Out

Walter White may have seemed like a bad guy but at least he didn’t unleash a deadly engineered disease onto the entire world. It’s true, you guys; there are some crazy-eyed scientists out there who have the ability to create engineered diseases! If said diseases were to accidentally make it out of the lab and even one person became infected, a worldwide epidemic could be unleashed, wiping out the human race. It sounds like a movie, doesn’t it?
9. Scientists Can Cook Up a Disease to Wipe Us All Out

8. A Full Out Nuclear War

There are nine countries that currently possess about 15,000 nuclear weapons between them. That’s about 15,000 nuclear weapons too many! Threats from North Korea have made some of the world leaders uneasy and with good reason. If a nuclear war broke out, we could potentially see the end of the world in a matter of minutes!
8. A Full Out Nuclear War

7. Earth Could Get Blown Up by a Supernova

A supernova occurs when a star explodes. A stellar explosion gives off a gamma ray, which is an electromagnetic radiation that could literally blow up our planet and everything in it. Supernovas usually occur a long way off from Earth, but should one happen within close range – like 30 light years away – it could be the end of Earth and every living thing here.
7. Earth Could Get Blown Up by a Supernova

6. The Yellowstone Supervolcano Could Erupt

The last time a supervolcano – which is like a regular volcano except about 1,000 times more powerful – erupted was about 27,000 years ago in New Zealand. And the Yellowstone volcano itself last erupted about 640,000 years ago. In our lifetime, it has been considered inactive. But in the last few years, scientists have found the volcano to be a little more active than they had originally believed.
6. The Yellowstone Supervolcano Could Erupt

5. The Terminator Could Bring About Judgment Day

While robots may seem like something out of a movie, the United Nations actually did impose a ban on killer robots this year. Not just robots, you guys. Killer robots! Is someone making these already? Um, WTF? What would happen if killer robots – who would undoubtedly be smarter than us – were to actually exist?
5. The Terminator Could Bring About Judgment Day

4. Some New Disease Could Become a Global Pandemic

According to scientists and biologists, a fatal disease spreading across the planet all on its own is a very real possibility. We’ve managed to contain pandemic threats like the bird flu, SARS, AIDS, and even the Ebola virus (or so we think, at least). But when one disease disappears, another one comes out.
4. Some New Disease Could Become a Global Pandemic

3. A Solar Flare Could Fry Us Like the Colonel Fries Chicken

Solar storms can cause solar flares, which occur when extreme radiation sort of explodes off the surface of the sun. This happens to a small degree all the time. It’s the reason why Britain had the warmest summer on record just last year. But should a major solar flare occur, we’d basically be fried chicken! And not the good pieces; probably those little charred pieces that always end up at the bottom of the bucket…
3. A Solar Flare Could Fry Us Like the Colonel Fries Chicken

2. The Earth Could Get Tipsy and Fall Off Its Own Axis

The 9.0 magnitude earthquake in Japan in 2011 actually shifted the Earth off its own axis slightly. Not much, but enough to shorten our days by two milliseconds. If major earthquakes continued to happen all over the planet, there is a chance the Earth could be forced off its axis, basically neutralizing all forms of life on this planet.
2. The Earth Could Get Tipsy and Fall Off Its Own Axis

1. We Might Create a Black Hole that Will Swallow the Earth

So there is a teeny tiny chance that scientists on this planet have the power to create particle accelerators that could potentially swallow us up into oblivion. In 2008, the world’s largest particle accelerator was turned on and the scientific community began wondering about the possibility of whether or not it had the power to turn into a black hole that could vaporize us.
1. We Might Create a Black Hole that Will Swallow the Earth