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The Truth About The Deadliest Day In Human History

Nothing better attests to the sublime power of nature than an earthquake. In the mere blink of an eye, and with minimal warning, the earth unleashes incomparable forces. A civilization's best-laid foundations can be leveled in a heartbeat. Buildings often come crashing down, crushing people and destroying cultural heritage, in the tumble of stones and debris. For example, the Kashmir earthquake of October 2005 measured 7.6 on the Richter scale. It destroyed more than 30,000 structures and...

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    The Truth About The Deadliest Day In Human History

    The Truth About The Deadliest Day In Human History

    Nothing better attests to the sublime power of nature than an earthquake. In the mere blink of an eye, and with minimal warning, the earth unleashes incomparable forces. A civilization's best-laid foundations can be leveled in a heartbeat. Buildings often come crashing down, crushing people and destroying cultural heritage, in the tumble of...

    Messed Up Things That Happened In Pre-Modern China

    Messed Up Things That Happened In Pre-Modern China

    The great French philosopher Volatire once wrote, "One need not be obsessed with the merits of the Chinese to recognise that their empire is the best that the world has ever seen." For much of the 18th and 19th centuries, that was the view basically everyone in Europe took. The meritocracy of Chinese civil service fascinated liberals, while Chinese...

    The Deadliest Flood In History That No One Talks About

    Our history is laden with massive floods that have wiped out cities and civilizations. In the aftermath, entire worlds were drowned, giving way to the underwater cities that captivate the masses to this day (via Insider). From the story of Noah's ark to the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, it's no secret that inclement weather can take down...

    Deadliest Tsunamis Throughout History

    Deadliest Tsunamis Throughout History

    As most earthquakes happen near the Ring of Fire, nearly three-fourths of all tsunamis take place in the Pacific Ocean. And every time they happen near populated areas, they serve as a reminder of how much the awesome power of nature dwarfs humanity's own. Here are some of the deadliest tsunamis throughout recorded history...

    What Was The Deadliest Blizzard In History?

    What Was The Deadliest Blizzard In History?

    The National Weather Service defines a blizzard as a severe snowstorm with strong winds and very low visibility. During a blizzard, wind gusts must reach a speed of at least 35 mph, blowing snow at such an intensity that you can only see ahead a quarter of a mile or less. In addition, for a severe snowstorm to be considered a blizzard...

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