Sunday, January 14, 2007

Blast from the Past

Havent heard about this for a while but someone is still maintaining the Doomsday Clock and has decided to move the clock 1 minute closer to midnight on Wednesday. Most popular during the Cold War, the clock once reached 2 minutes to midnight in 1953 while the best it has ever been is 17 minutes to midnight in 1991. Currently it is set to seven minutes to midnight, and has been since 2002.

1 minute closer beings us to 5 minutes to midnight, the closest since 1988. I wonder what time it will get set to in 2008 when Geroge W leaves office, 11:30pm or earlier?

[Via Slashdot]

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