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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Happy Stanislav Petrov Saves the World Day

This sounds like something out of Illuminatus! but it seems to be true: On Sept. 26, 1983, a Russian officer named Stanislav Petrov was the on duty officer watching out for a nuclear attack from the U.S. when the early warning system showed that  a missile had been launched by the United States. Petrov  concluded (correctly) that it was a false alarm, thereby avoiding a chain of events that could have resulted in an accidental nuclear war.

I missed Happy Stanislav Petrov Saves the World Day, but Supergee doesn't miss much.

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