An unlucky 13 reactions to the Doomsday Clock’s terrifying new time

Each year, a group of independent experts meets to assess the likelihood of global destruction before representing it on the Doomsday Clock. It’s good to have a hobby.

For example, when the US first tested the hydrogen bomb, the clock was set at two minutes to midnight, and as India and Pakistan seemed to be trying to outdo each other in the nuclear arms race, the hands were moved to nine minutes to midnight.

On Thursday, the body that oversees the process, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced that the time for 2020 would be …100 seconds to midnight.

Gulp!

The people of Twitter reacted very much as you’d expect – with a lot of mock terror and pisstakes.

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