The Internet at the Speed of Thought

These Catastrophic Events Could Happen at Any Moment

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The End Is Near!

…well, it could be.

While we always try and look on the bright side of life, the fact of the matter is that a number of things really could go disastrously wrong at any minute.

We’ve all heard Murphy’s Law–anything that can go wrong, will go wrong–and while optimism is, like, really great, it does pay off to be a realist.

Redditors were asked to explain some of the biggest catastrophes that are just waiting to happen, and their responses might have you a little more paranoid than usual.

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Source: Twitter @billmckibben

Start backing up your files now…

nogginrocket: The next Carrington Event.

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“One well-timed burp on the sun and there goes the world’s electric grids.” The Earth came close to repeating this catastrophe in 2012, but the Earth missed the solar storm by 9 days. It would cause trillions of dollars in damage and years of recovery to fix our electronic (and financial) systems.

SquiggyPusterdump: You haven’t backed up. You should do a backup.

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Source: Twitter @MKPeachtreeCity

user_82650: Off-site backup is a must. I used to do local backups on an external HDD, but then I read the story of someone who had both the laptop and the backup disk fall from the table while they were syncing. Killed both drives instantly.