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Did the Apocalypse Just Start?

Over the past 48 hours, compelling evidence has emerged that a long-anticipated End Times is finally upon us. Let’s have a look.

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Maddie Stone

August 13th

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Watch a Cruise Ship Crash Into the Side of the Dock

Watch a Cruise Ship Crash Into the Side of the Dock

When you’re as big as this cruise ship—and it’s really big at 964 feet long, 105 feet wide, and 91,000 tons—it can be hard to stop. So you have to make sure you slow down in time or you’ll destroy things because once again, you’re a really big ship. This cruise ship, the Celebrity Infinity, didn’t stop in time and slammed into the side of a dock at Ketchikan Harbor in Alaska, downing part of the barge and busting up a few mooring dolphins.

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Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

June 4th

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Water Scientist Donald Trump on Fixing California’s Drought: “Start Opening Up the Water”

At a rally in Fresno, California today, newfound irrigation expert Donald Trump finally revealed the solution to the drought that’s been crippling California for the past five years: Turn the water back on, idiots.

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May 27th

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Stop Drinking Bottled Water

There are few things on this planet I hate more than bottled water. Just the crinkling sound of someone wrapping their mouth around one of those squeaky garbage accordions fills me with rage. I stopped drinking it a long time ago—and you should stop drinking it, too.

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Alissa Walker

May 12th

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Giant Yacht Carrier Sinks into the Water to Swallow Ships and Then Rises to Transport Them

Giant Yacht Carrier Sinks into the Water to Swallow Ships and Then Rises to Transport Them

This is fun. Watch as this yacht carrier, the Super Servant 4, lowers its deck into the water so that tiny yachts and normal yachts and super yachts can all float and steer themselves on the water into their water parking spaces. And then watch the Super Servant 4 rise up and bring all the yachts out of the water. It’s a moving dock that transforms into a parking lot ship so that it can transport yachts to whichever other marina they need to get to.

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April 11th

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NYC Halts Work on Critical Water Tunnel, Because Who Needs Water

If the ongoing Flint water crisis has taught us anything, it’s that providing clean running water to millions of people is an optional luxury. Wait, that’s not right.

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Chris Mills

April 6th

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Coal Plants Use As Much Water As One Billion People Every Year

Add this to the very long list of why burning coal for energy is a horrible idea. The world’s coal plants are using enough water to easily fulfill the needs of a billion people for a year. What’s more, they’re often located in places where water is already scarce.

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Alissa Walker

March 23rd

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There’s Lead In the Water of 350 US Schools, And That’s Probably Only the Beginning

After Flint, it’s been disheartening to discover that lead contamination is far more widespread than originally thought. A new investigative report by USA Today claims that 350 schools and day cares across the country have tested above the EPA’s “action level” for lead content in water.

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Alissa Walker

March 18th

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El Niño Will Hit Us With a Weird Mix of Floods and Drought on Its Way Out

El Niño is almost ready to give way for the rise of its cold counterpart, La Niña. But before it goes, it has one more tough weather hit to throw at the US: a bizarre combination of flooding and an ever-intensifying drought.

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Ria Misra

March 17th

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Watch the Explosion That Happens When You Put This Piece of Metal in Water

Watch the Explosion That Happens When You Put This Piece of Metal in Water

Sodium, you know what that is. Water, you know what that is. Now watch one of the oldest chemistry class tricks, the combination of two things you already know for an explosion you might have forgotten: if you throw sodium metal into water, it basically sparks up real big and blows up nicely.

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Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

March 16th

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