When I look at the majestic and at the same time scary images of the meteorite fall in Russia (e.g. here), I’m wondering what impression this must have made on humans a thousand years ago.
Or imagine something like that during the time of the cold war. Well possible someone would have pushed the button.
I read Russia still have an automated “Doomsday machine” running, which will automatically launch all Russian nukes, when it detects, whatever it is watching for.
This is a must-see:
The Colbert Report also did a piece on it, but this one is funnier.