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Bill Gates Warns Bioterrorism Could Kill 30 Million People, Worse Than A Nuclear Attack

The threat is very real.

Bill Gates, the richest man in the world, has just warned that a biological terror attack could possibly kill approximately 30 million people and yield more devastating results as compared to a nuclear attack. Gates, during a speech at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London, United Kingdom, said that biological terrorists can recreate deadly diseases such as smallpox.

Gates asserted that it has become more imperative for charitable organizations to help other countries monitor diseases and outbreaks in order to help prevent a global catastrophe.

The richest man in the world warned against the possibility of a deadly bioterrorist attack.

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In an interview with the Telegraph, Gates said:

“Bioterrorism is a much larger risk than a pandemic.”

“All these advances in biology have made it far easier for a terrorist to recreate smallpox, which is a highly fatal pathogen, where there is essentially no immunity remaining at this point.”

“When you are thinking about things that could cause in excess of 10 million deaths, even something tragic like a nuclear weapons incident wouldn’t get to that level. So the greatest risk is from a natural epidemic or an intentionally caused infection bioterrorism events.”

“Whether the next epidemic is unleashed by a quirk of nature or the hand of terrorist, scientists say a fast-moving airborne pathogen could kill more than 30 million people in less than a year. So the world does need to think about this.”

Gates also mentioned a similar warning to world leaders in Munich earlier this year and told them about the “reasonable probability” of a pandemic claiming millions of lives in the next 10 to 15 years. He added that at this point, a pandemic is more dangerous because global travel has become more accessible. In fact, it may even be more devastating than the Spanish flu outbreak that killed about 100 million people in 1919, a number three times as much as the casualties of the first world war.


Daily Mail reports that the Spanish flu had affected approximately 33% of the world’s population and had killed people faster than any other disease in recorded history.

The Spanish flu killed approximately 50 to 100 million people.

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Gates added, “We will have epidemics in the next 20 years far worse than the ebola epidemic, or the Zika epidemic and there is some chance it would be a form of flu.”

Before his speech at the Munich Security Conference, he said:

“With nuclear weapons, you’d think you would probably stop after killing 100million.”

“Smallpox won’t stop.”

“Because the population is naïve, and there are no real preparations. That, if it got out and spread, would be a larger number.”

Gates said that the best way to prepare for any natural pandemic that could wreak havoc worldwide is to prepare for a bioterrorist attack. He asserted:

“Getting ready for a global pandemic is every bit as important as nuclear deterrence and avoiding a climate catastrophe. Innovation, cooperation and careful planning can dramatically mitigate the risks presented by each of these threats.”

The threat of bioterrorism is very real. According to Daily Mail, in 2016, the Nuffield Council of Bioethics expressed alarm over the possibility that ‘garage scientists’ could develop and unleash deadly genetically modified organisms.

Experts say that CRISPR-Cas9 can help end

Scientists fear that these amateur ‘scientists’ will use the new but uncontrolled technology called Clustered Regularly Inter-Spaced Palindromic Repeats or CRISPR-Cas9, which has become widely accessible and available to modify organisms. With CRISPR-Cas9, bacterial DNA can be edited with extreme precision and allows scientists to target and remove specific regions in the DNA. As a result, the genes become ‘silenced’ thereby reducing the expression of characteristics associated with that specific gene.

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Man Sustains Serious Injuries After Vape Pen Explodes In His Face

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Think vape is much safer than a typical cigarette? Well, think again! An incident in Idaho shows us the dangers of using an electronic cigarette after Andrew Hall, a 30-year-old father, had experienced gruesome injuries after his vape pen exploded in his face.

As a result, Hall sustained second degree burns and lost 7 of his teeth. According to him, his electronic cigarette exploded without a warning.

Andrew Hall, 30, has been vaping for almost a year – and then something terribly bad happens!

In a report by the DailyDot, we learn that the explosion “caused the device to shatter in Hall’s mouth.” This apparently resulted to “knocking out a number of teeth and leaving burn marks on his cheek and neck.”

Fortunately, he was immediately rushed to the intensive care unit of a nearby hospital.

Hall later posted images of his injuries to warn others about the dangers of vaping.

Meanwhile, some netizens expressed skepticism regarding Hall’s claims, questioning how a vape pen can cause so much injuries. Hall, on the other hand, responded to it by posting pictures of the charred e-cigarette along with his badly-damaged bathroom shrink.


Hall said in a post:

“I’ve been doing this for about a year now and assure you I did not do anything I wasn’t supposed to (battery was in right, always had the shop put it together when I first bought it and add things and maintenance it the right way while taking their advice) but it exploded in my face.”

This guy will never vape again!

As of the moment, the details remain unclear about the cause of the explosion. Hall, however, believes it is probably because of the battery powering the device.

Hall also warned others:

“I Vape (I know, terrible and uncool) but I no longer do and I hope to possibly sway those that do to maybe reevaluate or find other methods of smoking.”

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10 Horrifying Tales of Death’s Stench

What on earth is that foul stench?

Through sense of smell alone, you can already determine a lot of things. That food smells delicious. That person is a smoker. The wheel of your car is burning. Without our sense of smell, God only knows how different our life would be.

If you take a quick good look (or smell) around you, you’ll discover a lot of terrible cases involving a foul stench. And as you might have guessed already, the list below is comprised of cases worse than your typical run-of-the-mill dead mice in the attic.

#1. 9 Mutilated Dead Bodies

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Back in October 2017, somewhere in Zama, Japan, the neighborhood began complaining about a nasty smell coming from their sewage system. Upon investigation, the authorities discovered nine mutilated corpses.

Twenty-seven-year-old Shiraishi moved into his apartment in Tokyo back in August. Despite Shiraishi’s effort to hide the horrible truth, the neighbors said they noticed the putrid smell from the same month. Later on, it was discovered that the case was tied to the disappearance of a 23-year-old woman with Shiraishi, who was also discovered with the other dead bodies.

#2. Blow-up doll corpse

Miami police discovered something atrocious back in October 2017 when they decided to pay Della Wright’s home a visit. After Wright decided to file a complaint regarding a foul stench she smelled from her son’s bedroom, the police began an investigation. To their surprise, they discovered a rotting female corpse inside. The corpse’s stomach was brutally gutted and a rotting leg was also found under the sheet.

The 32-year old son Jerome was arrested after they found out that the rotting corpse was his 52-year old girlfriend Deanna Clendinen. Needless to say, he used the corpse on something you would rather not think about.

#3. South African murders

It happened just this November 2017. After noticing a foul stench from one of his Cape Town properties, Themba Malgas immediately decided to investigate. To his surprise, he discovered the decaying remains of 38-year-old mother Shafieka Petersen and her one-year-old daughter.

Unfortunately, two days after the horrible discovery, the foul stench persisted. Determined to fix the problem, Malgas continued his investigation. Upon checking the bulk of clothes in the basin area, he noticed a brown blanket covered in blood. When he lifted it, to his surprise, he saw some ropes crawling with maggots. Everything fell into place when the authorities conducted further investigation and figured out that Peterson’s 49-year-old boyfriend, Paul Evans, was behind all these.

#4. Abandoned Elevator

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The folks in Denver’s Woodstream Village apartment complex had a very unforgettable experience when a foul stench caught their attention back in July 2017. After receiving a report regarding a bad smell all over the apartment hallways, the authorities conducted an investigation in the building.

According to the residents, the smell has been persistent for a week at the time. During the investigation, the authorities discovered that the source of the funk was the decomposing corpse in the unused elevator of the apartment. The corpse was identified as the 82-year-old man who lived in that area named Isaak Komisarchik.

#5. Maggot infestation

Back in September 2017, the police were contacted by a New Delhi field officer after detecting a horrible smell from a campus residence in that area. According to the reports, it came to a point where the smell was unbearable. Upon investigation, the authorities discovered the maggot-infested remains of Yashvir Sood. Sood was a 62-year-old retired nuclear scientist and lived with his two younger siblings, Harish and Kamla.

What’s more disturbing was that the two siblings lived in the apartment with the dead body of Sood. The police said that the two were apparently mentally unstable.

#6. Failed air freshener

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Back in May this year, the authorities conducted an investigation into a house in Frackville, Pennsylvania. It was the house of the missing 49-year-old Todd Swantek. During their investigation, they discovered a disturbing smell in the house. To everyone’s horror, it was Swantek’s rotting remains on the couch. The puzzling thing was that the body was covered with blankets and pillows and near the door were a bunch of air fresheners and fly strips in order to hide the corpse’s miasma of decay.

Later on, after a thorough investigation, the victim’s son, Tyler Swantek, was convicted after discovering the tension between the two. According to reports, Tyler had been vocal about him wanting to kill his father. Another thing was that the authorities found a blood-covered firearm in Tyler’s room which matched the bullet wounds in the victim’s skull.

#7. Block of Concrete

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A Wichita landlord filed a complaint in September this year regarding a terrible smell he discovered from one of his properties. Authorities discovered a corpse of a three-year-old boy hidden inside a block of concrete right inside the home of Miranda Miller and her boyfriend, Steven Bodine.

Alongside this, according to the reports, Miller’s three-year-old son Evan Brewer was reported missing two months ago. Back in July, Evan’s father Carlo Brewer pushed to get a court order in order to protect his son from Miranda’s boyfriend. After an excruciating process regarding a few variables, the judge finally decided to seal Evan’s state protection records after the authorities failed to provide enough evidence regarding the suspicion that Evan died from abuse and neglect.

#8. Feasted upon by feral dogs

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Sanitation workers in Bhopal, India conducted an investigation after discovering a foul stench at a government hospital in March 2017. It was said that the patients and doctors have been suffering an intolerable stench in the hospital. After a thorough investigation, they discovered the half-eaten corpse of the 70-year-old woman named Bismillah Khan.

Reports stated that Khan had been missing for a few days earlier in the hospital. The investigation pointed out that the wild dogs in the vicinity dragged her and feasted on her.

#9. Airing Cupboard

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In January 2017, the British police were shocked after discovering the remains of the 44-year-old Victoria Cherry inside the airing cupboard of a Bolton apartment. Before that, the neighbors said that they’ve been noticing a terrible smell from that apartment.

According to reports, Cherry was last seen in October 2015. She was still with her partner Andrew Colin then, but unfortunately, it was discovered that she left him for another man. After the discovery, Colin admitted to the crime.

#10. Corpse Bank

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Back in June this year, the police discovered the decaying body of a 60-year-old postman named Peter West in his very own house in Leicester, England. According to the authorities, the 36-year-old Kieron West intentionally did not report the death of Peter in order to take advantage of the shared bank account, which he abused to sustain his drugs addiction.

By the time the stench became unbearable, only then, they decided to bring it up to the authorities.

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29 Funny Yet Creative Solutions to Everyday Problems

If it works, then it is not stupid!

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I think we can all agree that “desperate times call for desperate measures.” Sometimes, we come to a point in our lives where we just have to be creative and practical in dealing with our problems. They may not be the best of solutions, but they’re still important to do in one way or another.

This compilation is exactly what it means for the aforementioned quote. And if you think “tape is the only solution to all,” then you are right. Without further ado, here are the very people who resolved things using their wit.

#1. For starters…

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#2. I got to admit, this is genius.

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#3. Convertible car you say?

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#4. Well… well… well…

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#5. Just making things easier for the mailman.

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#6. Technology at its… nevermind.

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#7. Who says you need a microwave?

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#8. If it works, then it is not stupid.

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#9. Want a new way to shower?

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#10. Let’s see if thieves can conquer this.

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#11. Tape just fixes everything, doesn’t it?

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#12. Nah, who cares about perfection.

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#13. Tape everywhere.

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#14. At least, there is an art.

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#15. Only for the special guest.

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#16. Yup, it is safe and it works.

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#17. This is sick, though!

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#18. OMG I cannot stop laughing. LOL

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#19. Again, if it works, it is not stupid.

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#20. You just have to be witty.

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#21. No need to hold it, brother.

#22. Here goes the tape again.

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#23. They must certainly have a good reason for doing this.

#24. Is the heater working, Susan?

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#25. Just imagine the possibilities.

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#26. You know who.

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#27. I.T. people really know their way around things.

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#28. Yup.

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#29. Want to know the best way to eat Pringles?

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So, what do you think about this compilation? We bet you tried them once, twice, or even more in your life. Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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