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Slate's 'Choose Your Own Apocalypse' Reveals Common Fears

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: Aug 15, 2009   Updated: Jul 7 2011 • References: slate and sdn.slate
Slate.com's 'Choose Your Own Apocalypse' tool sounds pessimistic, but it's actually a clever insight into how we view the troubles that plague our society.

'Choose Your Own Apocalypse' lets you highlight common scenarios that could wipe out the United States, like loose nukes, an Israel-Arab war, antibiotic resistance, and obesity. You select up to five scenarios, and Slate's tool shows you where you measure up compared to other Slate.com readers.

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