20 Of The Greatest 'Butterfly Effect' Moments In History

It turns out the butterfly effect is a thing, and not just a super bizarre movie starring Ashton Kutcher and that big dude from Boy Meets World. It's true, we looked it up!

And it's way more than a metaphor about insects and bad weather. No, it turns out the butterfly effect is a very real and slightly freaky thing. Don't believe us? Well, then how do you explain ...

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Aug. 9, 1945, was a cloudy day in Kokura, Japan. ESBKS, LAKE And that's why the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki. Kokura was the site of a larg

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In 1924, Ole Kirk Christiansen's carpentry workshop burned down. 0937) 0537 Ole Kirk Christiansenr 0831 And that's why we have Lego. When Christiansen

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In 1977, lightning struck an electricity transmission line in New York City. And hip-hop music was born. A second lightning strike triggered a chain r

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After 3 months at sea, the Mayflower ran out of beer. So the Pilgrims went ashore at Plymouth Rock. We could not now take time for further search or

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In 1869, Ned Buntline wrote a dime novel about Buffalo Bill. BUFFALO TLAL The King cf Border Men. NLD And the legend of the American Wild West was bor

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In 1905, the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna rejected an application. Twice. That rejection gave us the Third Reich. That aspiring art student was Adol

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In many Asian languages, the number four sounds like the word for death. 4 And that scares some people to death. Because of the homophonic similarity,

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20 Of The Greatest 'Butterfly Effect' Moments In History

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In 1241, Ogedei Khan died. Kyrgyz Delun Merkits Boldog Tatars Dy 121 Naimans Kaakorum Keraits 11225 Western. Khitan Ningcia ODunhuang Xia Khanate Tibe

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Gavrilo Princip stopped for a sandwich. Archdukc Franz Ferdinand Gavrilo Princip And triggered the events leading to two world wars. Princip was part

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In 1995, Robert Fromme got a second job as a security guard. SECURITY And took down a terrorist fundraising syndicate. Fromme was a police detective w

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During the construction of the Hubble telescope, a chip of paint flecked off. 'aku Xe Seom That fleck rendered the Hubble unable to take clear photos.

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In the '8Os, a contract worker laid water pipes in Guadalajara, Mexico. The way he placed them flattened Guadalajara in 1992. The worker had laid the

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In 1907, a stockbroker wrote a novel called Friday the Thirteenth. Friday 6 13 Frida, omae the Witlam thirteenth Lawton And now the U.S. economy loses

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In 2009, one of Google's programmers made a typo. http://v DANGER 10110101 And flagged every site on the Internet as harmful. The programmer was addin

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One light on a control panel was badly designed. Which caused the meltdown at Three Mile Island. The signal light was programmed to indicate that the

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Cliff Stoll spotted a 75$ discrepancy in the books at Lawrence Berkeley Labs. Markus Hess Cliff Stoll OWCE R TT O a I Q a When he found it, he uncover

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In 1862, a Union scout found a box of cigars at an abandoned campsite. Daniel Harvey Hill Robert E. Lec Because of that find, the South lost the Civil

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The Airbus A320 only shows two digits on its descent rate readout. o45 02700 M AMRINTER L6c PEl D LAY A320 As a result, 87 people died when their plan

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In the 4th century, a meteor streaked across the sky. It made Christianity the widespread religion it is today. In A.D., o-yet-emperor-Constantine w w

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