The Internet at the Speed of Thought

Best Historical Examples Of “Well, That Escalated Quickly”

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There are a lot of short fuses out there

We’ve all heard about the great, long wars that have happened since the dawn of time, but it’s hard to relate since we live in a time when instant communication between people across the globe is commonplace. People may seem pretty mean right now since they have the anonymity of the internet to say whatever they want (I’m referring to you, keyboard warriors), but people could still take things the wrong way back then, and chaos ensued.

couple angry fighting

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Even though they didn't have modern forms of communication, things could escalate quite quickly.