This might be a little hard to believe at first, but the world almost came to an end thanks to a series of unfortunate events. There have been more than ten times when the world was almost destroyed and you will be surprised to find out just how close the world’s superpowers were ready to pull the “trigger” on nuclear bombs. Therefore, today we are going to show you the top 20 times that humankind was only a couple of seconds away from destroying the world.
20. False Alarm
We are going to start things off with something really scary! The Russian Lt. Colonel Stanislav Petrov was in command of a USSR bunker and out of nowhere, the sirens started making noise. It was a false alarm and luckily, the Lt. Colonel decided to wait a couple of minutes instead of firing back.