19 Facts About Doomsday Clock

1. Doomsday Clock is a 2017 superhero comic book limited series published by DC Comics, being written by Geoff Johns, with art from penciller Gary Frank and colorist Brad Anderson.

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2. Doomsday Clock dates back to 1947, when the scientists who participated in the Manhattan Project wanted to create a mechanism to warn of escalating global tensions and the danger of global Armageddon.

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3. Doomsday Clock currently hangs in the University of Chicago office of the Bulletin.

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4. Doomsday Clock ticked over to two minutes before midnight in 1953, when the Soviet Union and USA tested new hydrogen bombs within a few months of each other.

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5. Doomsday Clock has edged closer to midnight only once before: In 1953, it was moved to two minutes to midnight after the United States and the Soviet Union both tested hydrogen bombs, kicking off the mid-century nuclear-arms race.

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6. In 1947, during the Cold War, the Doomsday Clock was started at seven minutes to midnight.

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7. Doomsday Clock may yet roll back from the 2-minute mark; after all, it did in 1960, when BAS reset it to 7 minutes to midnight.

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8. Doomsday Clock is run by a group of people who produce an academic journal called the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

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9. Doomsday Clock is a symbolic clock face that represents a countdown to possible global catastrophe.

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10. Doomsday Clock is not a measurement of time, probability or distance.

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11. Doomsday Clock is an ongoing limited edition series, in which a universe of Batman and Superman gets intruded by characters of the dark world of 'Watchmen' by Alan Moore.

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12. Doomsday Clock can be downloaded here and embedded to any website as an iframe.

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13. Doomsday Clock was developed by Concordia University professor and research chair in climate science, Damon Matthews and Canadian musician David Usher.

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14. Doomsday Clock warns of a 1.5°C and 2°C increase in global temperatures by the year 2034.

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15. Doomsday Clock is one of the smartest commentaries on the modern world around.

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16. Doomsday Clock picks up immediately in the aftermath of Watchmen's cataclysmic ending.

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17. Doomsday Clock is a story that arrived right on time.

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18. Doomsday Clock represents the hypothetical global catastrophe as "midnight" and The Bulletins opinion on how close the world is to a global catastrophe as a number of "minutes" to midnight.

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19. Doomsday Clock is a symbol which represents the likelihood of a man-made global catastrophe.

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