The instruction was for CNN anchors to sign off their first and final goodbyes before switching over to the tape, which is supposedly the song that the band on the Titanic played as the ship was going down. It's probably about time we updated that, though. "Get The Funk Out" by Extreme seems like a somber and respectful farewell.
Britain's Nuclear Subs Could Destroy The World At Any Time
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The United States and Russia aren't the only nations in the world with the foresight to prepare for the apocalypse. In fact, the U.K. still has a nuclear contingency plan: At any given time, there are four Vanguard-class British submarines patrolling the world's oceans, each carrying 40 nuclear warheads and operating under the so-called Trident protocol -- in the event that the British government is destroyed, the submarine commanders are to follow instructions for nuclear retaliation that are in a sealed letter that each one is provided by the currently serving leader.
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No, not her. Her job will be to rule the ashes.
Every time a new prime minister of the U.K. is elected, the letters are destroyed and new instructions are drafted up. These letters are locked inside a safe, which is locked inside another safe, on board the apocalypse subs. To this day, none of the letters has ever actually been read, as evidenced by the fact that you are not currently fighting super mutants with a pointy stick.
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"My envelope is just launch codes and the addresses of the bastards that started the pig rumor."
So how do the submarines actually know if their homeland has been leveled in a nuclear holocaust? Unfortunately for those of us who enjoy having skin, the instructions are distressingly simple: One of their cues is losing contact with the BBC radio station. Reportedly, we came within a hair's width of nuclear apocalypse in 2004 when the BBC went down for 15 minutes due to a fire alarm. Sleep tight, everyone!
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