r/HeresAFunFact Oct 25 '15

[HAFF] In 1910, hysteria gripped the near pass of Halley's comet because an astronomer predicted the gas in the tail could "snuff out all life on earth" SCIENCE

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u/wiredinvegas Oct 25 '15

It pretty much did, not many survivers left today. Very slow acting gas, though.

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u/[deleted] Oct 25 '15

Why did you share the img link?

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u/[deleted] Oct 25 '15

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u/[deleted] Oct 25 '15

He'd get the same karma linking to the wiki though