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    Doomsday clock moved closer to midnight

    http://content.usatoday.com/communit...y/1?csp=34news

    Citing ongoing threats from nuclear proliferation, climate change, and the need to find sustainable and safe sources of energy, scientists moved the "Doomsday Clock" one minute closer to midnight on Tuesday.

    The clock was moved from six to five minutes to midnight.

    The clock is symbolic and has been maintained by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists since 1947. The closer to a setting of midnight it gets, the closer it is estimated that a global disaster will occur.
    Five minutes doesn't seem like a lot but it's been worse.

    The clock came closest to midnight just two minutes away in 1953 after the successful test of a hydrogen bomb by the USA. It has been as far away as 17 minutes, set there in 1991 following the demise of the Soviet Union.
    Stay safe fellow Websluethers.
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    Thanks for the time check UFO, after reading your post I found myself singing:

    http://youtu.be/GPbqQOf41Qc
    Don't believe EVERYTHING you think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarabull View Post
    Thanks for the time check UFO, after reading your post I found myself singing:

    http://youtu.be/GPbqQOf41Qc
    No worries, wish the big hand went the other way though. At least I have something to look forward now. Can't access YouTube from work.

    Yikes, here comes the boss!
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    Well, how encouraging!


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    What time zone?



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