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Dinosaurs
507.6k viewsA Beat-By-Beat Breakdown Of The Asteroid Impact That Killed The DinosaursSixty-six million years ago, an asteroid slammed into the Earth's atmosphere, traveling 45,000 miles per hour. The asteroid ripped...
Disasters
199 votersFirsthand Accounts Of History's Biggest And Most Significant Natural DisastersEarthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and wildfires occur each year, bringing physical destruction to land while simultaneously devasta...
Natural Disasters
181.7k views16 Times Natural Disasters Almost Ended the WorldThe beauty and mystery of nature and outer space are awe-inspiring - until one considers that these forces, like plastered hooliga...
Entertainment
71 voters12 Details That Movies Get Totally Wrong About Weather And Storms According To MeteorologistsNatural disasters have long been a source of fascination, and they're a recurring subject in movies and TV shows. But even though ...
Natural Disasters
9.3k votersThe Greatest Disaster Movies of All TimeThese are the most entertaining, the most fun, the greatest disaster movies ever made, ranked by movie experts and film fans alike...
Interesting
950.1k views15 Times The World Was Almost Completely DestroyedThese 15 times the world almost ended will shock you to the core, even though they, thankfully, left the Earth's core intact. Arma...
History
41.9k views12 Places That Were Completely Wiped Out In The Blink Of An EyeNatural disasters have always threatened society. History is full of places that have disappeared and cities that have been wiped ...
Natural Disasters
310 votersThe Best Disaster Movies Of The 2010sThe best disaster movies from the 2010s span across all genres on this list. But most of these disaster films from the 2010s are e...
Natural Disasters
215.3k viewsWhat It Was Like To Die At PompeiiThe Mount Vesuvius eruption on August 24-25, 79 CE, was a tragic, deadly disaster for the residents of Pompeii, a Roman city tucke...
Geology
1.4m viewsThe World's 6 Known SupervolcanoesHere is the list of all supervolcano locations in the world. Supervolcano is a word that sounds pretty silly. It's not just a regu...
Volcanoes
63.7k viewsFirst-Hand Accounts From The 1980 Eruption Of Mount St. HelensWhen Mount St. Helens erupted at 8:32 am on May 18, 1980, USGS geologist David Johnston radioed, "This is it!" Seconds later, an a...
Volcanoes
42.3k viewsThe World's Most Dangerous VolcanoesIn 2015, an international team of volcano experts (called the Global Volcano Model Network) released a report (linked below) ranki...
Entertainment
2.1k votersThe Most Idiotic Bad-Science Moments in Disaster MoviesHollywood has no time for science! It's too slow/too fast, too dangerous/too benign, and mostly too complicated to be bothered wit...
Natural Disasters
10.5k viewsWhat Would Happen If Mount Rainier Erupted?Everyone has some idea of what happens when a volcano erupts, but how much does the average person really know about what might ha...
Natural Disasters
54.8k viewsThe Eruption of Mount St. Helens Was More Powerful Than A Nuclear BombIf you were alive at the time of the Mount St. Helens eruption in 1980, then you probably remember the shock and horror it caused ...
Natural Disasters
113.4k views10 Extinction Events That Nearly Wiped Out Life For GoodLife is good at dying, and there have been multiple periods in the timeline of Earth’s history where life was nearly obliterated f...
Entertainment
1.5k votersThe Best Volcano MoviesHere is a list of the best volcano movies ever made, ranked from best to worst by movie fans. This volcano movie list is ordered b...
Natural Disasters
31.7k viewsThese Photos Show What Happens After You Get Struck By LightningOne of the most incredible natural phenomena is the Lichtenberg figure, a type of mark left behind after being struck by lightning...
Natural Disasters
105.7k viewsThe Worst Wildfires in US HistoryWiping out millions of acres of land and killing hundreds, the worst wildfires in US history are some of the worst natural disaste...
Natural Disasters
17.3k viewsThe Most Powerful Volcanic Eruptions in Earth's HistoryVolcanic eruptions as we know them today have a place in our lore as terrifyingly powerful acts of nature. Gods have been made of ...