Washington Babylon — October 12, 2009, 11:28 am

Large Insect Nearly Ends World Before 2012

From Wired:

It sounds like the opening scene of a B movie: A giant bug lands on a truck driver transporting intercontinental ballistic missiles. The trucker swerves off the road, inadvertently kicking off Armageddon.

The unthinkable didn’t happen when a truck driver recently lost control of a tractor-trailer carrying missile parts from Minot Air Force Base, N.D. But according to a statement released Friday by Air Force Space Command, the incident — which did not involve nuclear materials — was in fact caused by a “large insect” that landed on the driver’s back.

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