How to destroy the earth

I've seen this twice so far this morning, and it'll get a lot more play RSN, but I'm going to violate my normal "don't repeat a meme" policy because this is just too darned cool...


Several places have pointed out this site which gives detailed instructions on how to destroy the earth.  Very fun reading.

From the introduction:

You've seen the action movies where the bad guy threatens to destroy the Earth. You've heard people on the news claiming that the next nuclear war or cutting down rainforests or persisting in releasing hideous quantities of pollution into the atmosphere threatens to end the world.


The Earth was built to last. It is a 4,550,000,000-year-old, 5,973,600,000,000,000,000,000-tonne ball of iron. It has taken more devastating asteroid hits in its lifetime than you've had hot dinners, and lo, it still orbits merrily. So my first piece of advice to you, dear would-be Earth-destroyer, is: do NOT think this will be easy.

This is not a guide for wusses whose aim is merely to wipe out humanity. I (Sam Hughes) can in no way guarantee the complete extinction of the human race via any of these methods, real or imaginary. Humanity is wily and resourceful, and many of the methods outlined below will take many years to even become available, let alone implement, by which time mankind may well have spread to other planets; indeed, other star systems. If total human genocide is your ultimate goal, you are reading the wrong document. There are far more efficient ways of doing this, many which are available and feasible RIGHT NOW. Nor is this a guide for those wanting to annihilate everything from single-celled life upwards, render Earth uninhabitable or simply conquer it. These are trivial goals in comparison.

This is a guide for those who do not want the Earth to be there anymore.

Comments (6)

  1. Anonymous says:

    It seems the mem has overloaded the server — it’s refusing connections at the moment — so here’s Goooogle’s cahe of the page:

  2. Anonymous says:

    Oh oh. . . site is blank. Destruction of Earth must already be underway. It’s heading this wa

  3. Anonymous says:

    Wierd – link works for me, I suspect that the Microsoft proxy servers are caching it…

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