What crazy way could the world end?

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  1. rgasperson lm profile image82
    rgasperson lmposted 7 years ago

    What crazy way could the world end?

    In my new book, I need the world to end in the first chapter. I want it to end in a crazy off the wall way. Help please.

  2. tamarawilhite profile image86
    tamarawilhiteposted 7 years ago

    I'm going to skip the it is all a dream or anything about gods raining down judgement.
    * small black hole created, escapes lab, starts consuming everything
    * massive energy release like gamma waves travels the earth, kills everything alive
    * grey goo of nanotech consuming everything programmed to take
    * genetically engineered organism that does the same
    * some combination of diseases that kills 95% of the population followed by another that exploits a weakness of the genetic immunity of the survivors (like carrying 2 copies of  CCR5-delta32 gene makes you immune to HIV but is rare because it made you vulnerable to the Black Death).
    * parasites like Toxoplasma gondii that are widespread and alter the mind are triggered by something else that makes the people carrying it violent and dangerous; I mention that because around 1/5 of adults have it or exposure to it
    * vaccine against big scare unleashes other threat, though this has been used in other cases
    * geo-engineering to solve one problem causes a worse one, though not Snowpiercer style
    * magnetic pole flipping triggers volcanic activity increase (already occurring) but our efforts to control it make it worse - so you see mass extinction level global dimming and toxic atmospheric releases - this was blamed for mass extinctions 250 million years ago
    * the all knowing all seeing ought to be all powerful AI that people want the singularity to be (there is no God but gosh darn it they want to invent one) decides it doesn't like people; best case scenario, Butlerian Jihad of Dune revolt to destroy thinking machines, worse case, Terminator / Skynet actually unleashes germs and kills everyone, middling case, totalitarian state with deliberate erosion of population numbers AND people's personality/will to maximize compliance. It could decide this after seeing us wreck virtual worlds for fun and kill our own children for our convenience.
    * mass sterility a la Children of Men or pregnancy is fatal (The Testament of Jessie Lamb)

    Note, I write a lot of science fiction and horror, so you can see my own ideas in many of my short stories on Hubpages or "Humanity's Edge" anthology on Amazon.

    1. ptosis profile image68
      ptosisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Great answer. Agree with the Toxoplasma gondii (already happened in ME)  Muhammound loved cats.

    2. alancaster149 profile image78
      alancaster149posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I know, Donald Trump gets into the White House and takes off his disguise to reveal George Patton, who presses the override button in the Oval Office to send missiles to Moscow. Putin diverts the missiles to land on the Doomsday site. End of world.

  3. ptosis profile image68
    ptosisposted 7 years ago


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    1. alancaster149 profile image78
      alancaster149posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      We've already had that. They're called 'Santa's little helpers'. There's no elfin safety there in Lapland either. Imagine what happens if Rudolf lands on your roof and skids off. What would Medicare staff write in their case files?

  4. nochance profile image90
    nochanceposted 7 years ago

    The scariest scenarios are ones that could theoretically happen. The yellowstone supervolcano freaks me out the most. Most of the united states gets covered in ash, ash that hangs in the air and blocks out the sun. Scary stuff.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ … er-US.html

    1. alancaster149 profile image78
      alancaster149posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Even scarier would be if Ronald MacDonald takes over the world and makes us all eat Halal burgers

  5. profile image0
    Cissy1946posted 7 years ago

    The Vogons could destroy it to make way for an intergalactic bypass...

    1. nochance profile image90
      nochanceposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I think that one's been written already smile

    2. rgasperson lm profile image82
      rgasperson lmposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ha! I don't think I can use that one. Maybe the answer is 42.

    3. profile image0
      Cissy1946posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It warms my heart that people still read...

    4. rgasperson lm profile image82
      rgasperson lmposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I find people read more than ever today. They read mostly social media, but at least they are reading.

  6. skipster61 profile image57
    skipster61posted 7 years ago

    I still think that the craziest way the world could end, would be if the somehow the earth stopped spinning. Imagine the havoc.

    1. profile image0
      Cissy1946posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Imagine the headache...

    2. alancaster149 profile image78
      alancaster149posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Imagine what would happen in the World Series if the players lost their balls?

  7. alancaster149 profile image78
    alancaster149posted 7 years ago

    All right how about this:
    [In Monty Python style] The Bomb drops, 'mushroom' grows and climbs into the stratosphere, buildings collapse all around like tiers on a wedding cake, the last man types a page into a laptop, comes to the bottom of the page and signs off with 'THE END' and the whole lot gets sucked up into a black hole. When everything's gone we hear a loud burp and the black hole flies off to swallow another inhabited planet. Scene ends and a red stage curtain opens, a gun appears at the top of the screen. Bang! Out pops a flag that unfurls to show the message:
    "And now for something different!"

  8. profile image53
    umesh bhattposted 7 years ago

    There are two theories i heard of which one i deny big crunch & dark age
    Big crunch can't happen because as bigcrunh process will resume there will be a lot of black holes present around before it succesfully happens and on other side of a black hole will be material of this world which means universe like ours with same law of physics because the place is not antimatter
    other theory is the truth which is related to google years till last proton is seperated

  9. letsnameyourbaby profile image59
    letsnameyourbabyposted 6 years ago


    well, it's very difficult to predict the exact way. but going by some information I can only say humans size will be reduced to almost 1 feet and at the end, all would be sinking in water all around.

    As we all know the earth has 70% water so we all will sink in this.

  10. Deborah Minter profile image93
    Deborah Minterposted 5 years ago

    Do you want the world to end, or society as we know it?


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