25 Things That Escalated Really Quickly

There are some things in life that just take a while to kick in. In fact, it seems that the better something is, the slower it takes to happen (and of course then when it finally does actually happen it’s over before it even began). But today that is not what we are going to talk about. The topic of conversation today is going to be those things that happen so suddenly that you barely even had time to realize what happened. As you may have guessed, some of this list is going to be a bit tongue in cheek. Well, maybe extremely tongue in cheek. So, that is our disclaimer. At any rate, there are quite a few things in human history that escalated pretty quickly. Just think about air and space travel. Near the beginning of the 20th century the best we could do was launch balloons. Barely 70 years later we landed on the moon. And today we’re shooting satellites all the way out beyond the solar system. In the 1970s if you wanted to get a phone call you had to sit by the phone. Today you go about your day until someone calls you on your mobile. These are 25 things that escalated really quickly.

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25

ILOVEYOU

ILOVEYOUSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia

This virus went from one computer to nearly 10% of the internet in a little over a week. It caused up to $10 billion of damage.

24

Tornadoes

TornadoesSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia

If you are in tornado country, don’t take clear, sunny skies as a sign that you’re safe. The situation can deteriorate really quick.


23

Counting in binary

Counting in binarySource: reddit, Image: wikipedia

0, 1, 1o, 11, 100…

22

Salmonella

SalmonellaSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Few things can make you sicker faster.


21

Internet rage

Internet rageSource: reddit

You can’t really predict it, but if the internet decides it’s going to be mad at something, it can get crazy pretty quick.



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