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<big>Man ‘jumps to death over apocalypse warning’</big>

15:35 AEST Fri May 6 2011
AFP

An elderly Taiwanese man leapt to his death apparently terrified by a “prediction” that the island would soon be destroyed by a giant quake and tsunami, police and media said.

The 70-year-old, who suffered from chronic depression, jumped from his fifth-floor home in a Taipei suburb on Thursday and died later in hospital, said an officer at a police station nearby.

His family said his condition had worsened after a 9.0-magnitude quake ravaged northeastern Japan in March and a self-proclaimed local “prophet” alleged Taiwan too would be ruined by a quake and tsunami, the officer said.

“My hair is all white. I have so many worries,” he told his wife shortly before leaping from the balcony of their home, the United Daily News reported.

Taiwanese prosecutors have launched an investigation into the “prophet”, known to the public only as “Teacher Wang”, after his doomsday warning set off a rush to build makeshift shelters from cargo containers.

Prosecutors suspected he might be colluding with companies in the container industry, based on his claim that containers would be safer than regular buildings once the imminent catastrophe took place.

More than 100 shelters converted from cargo containers are being built in Puli, a town in central Taiwan, after Wang “predicted” that a quake-induced monster wave would hit Taiwan on May 11, claiming millions of lives.

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/8245798/Man-jumps-death-apocalypse-warning
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😮 Bloody hell!

<big>Giant asteroid to hurtle past Earth</big>
The West Australian
May 6, 2011, 8:15 am

NASA/Cornell/Arecibo ©

An asteroid with a diameter of 400m will make its closest approach to Earth later this year.

Known as YU55, the asteroid would fly within the moon’s orbit narrowly missing Earth, according to reports.

“The space rock will hurtle past our planet at a distance of just 201,700 miles (324,600km) during its closest approach on November 8,” The Daily Mail has reported.

"That is closer to Earth than the moon, which orbits 238,857 miles (384,400km) away on average.

“With a width of some 400m and weighing 55 million tons, YU55 will be the largest object to ever approach Earth.”

But US space agency NASA said there was no cause for concern.

“Although classified as a potentially hazardous object, 2005 YU55 poses no threat of an Earth collision over at least the next 100 years,” NASA said.

“However, this will be the closest approach to date by an object this large that we know about in advance and an event of this type will not happen again until 2028.”

NASA spokesman Don Yeomans said YU55’s gravitational pull on planet Earth would be immeasurably miniscule.

It would not affect the tides “or anything else”, he said.

If YU55 were to hit Earth, it would exert a force the equivalent of 65,000 atomic bombs and leave a crater 10km wide and 610m deep, The Mail said.

“It orbits the sun once every 14 years but will not collide with Earth for at least a century,” the report said.

"Scientists around the world have long been discussing ways of deflecting potentially hazardous asteroids to prevent them hitting Earth.

"One of the more popular methods is to detonate a nuclear warhead on an approaching asteroid to deflect it from its orbital path.

“Last year, physicist David Dearborn of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the US argued that nuclear weapons could be the best strategy for avoiding an asteroid impact - especially for large asteroids and with little warning time.”

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/world/9327430/giant-asteroid-to-hurtle-past-earth/

I think we have seen that movie… It had that hottie Liz Tyler in it?!

I found it interesting that they said it wont collide with Earth for atleast a century? So they are saying it could after that?

“If YU55 were to hit Earth, it would exert a force the equivalent of 65,000 atomic bombs and leave a crater 10km wide and 610m deep”. Yikes!

“Although classified as a potentially hazardous object, 2005 YU55 poses no threat of an Earth collision over at least the next 100 years,” NASA said.

“It orbits the sun once every 14 years but will not collide with Earth for at least a century,” the report said.

😮

Oi, who changed the thread title?

I can imagine Smeg laughing his arse off.

I like these threads Alien. Screw the haters.

I actually laughed a bit.

alien aka 40 posts per page

How about we make a sub-forum for you Alien? Then you can post all your stuff in there
What do you want to call it?

The end IS coming, but no one knows the date.

I a student of biblical prophecy and were definitely in the end times

@Spartan117:

The end IS coming, but no one knows the date.

I a student of biblical prophecy and were definitely in the end times

As long as it comes after grand final day if Wests Tigers are in it. 😆

@Spartan117:

The end IS coming, but no one knows the date.

I a student of biblical prophecy and were definitely in the end times

Yeah sure we are. :roll

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