Factsheet: I Hope I Am Crazy

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Some facts from Doomsday Preppers: I Hope I Am Crazy

  • In 1977, two lightning strikes caused a power failure, blacking out the entire city of New York for a day. It was called the “Night of Terror.”
  • The strongest possible solar flare is categorized as an X-level. An X-level flare occurred in February of 2011
  • More than half of the world’s corn comes from the United States.   
  • Faraday cages are named after the English scientist Michael Faraday, who invented them in 1836
  • 3 in 4 households used coal or wood for heat in 1940; only 1.8 percent of homes used these fuels in 2000
  • The National Association of Manufacturers estimates that an additional 14 million welders will be needed by 2020
  • Author Nassim Nicholas Taleb describes the latest mortgage crisis in the United States as a Black Swan event.
  • FEMA estimates that a major quake along the New Madrid fault line could displace over 7 million people
  • There are 15 nuclear power plants along the New Madrid fault line

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