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Mountains Out of Molehills

"BRITAIN PREPARES FOR 65000 DEATHS FROM SWINE FLUT "CATASTROPHIC THREAT OF BIRD FLU "Y2K APOCALYPSE" "SARS QUARANTINE IN CHINA" "BATTLE OVER VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES HEATS UP" "VACCINES ON TRIAL 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Story (worldwide deaths) Killer Wasps (1000) Bird Flu (262) Austism Vaccinations (0) Mad Cow Disease (204) Mountains Out of Molehills A timeline of global media scare stories. Killer Wifi (0) Asteroid Collision (0) Violent Video Games (Unknown) Swine Flu (702) Mobile Phones & Tumours (0) Millenium Bug (0) SARS (774) David McCandless informationisbeautiful.net @infobeautiful v1.0 source: Google News Timeline INTENSITY (No of stories)

Mountains Out of Molehills

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This visualization is a timeline of global media scare stories. The media love to blow stories out of proportion to boost their own ratings, particularly when not much is really going on the news. Ki...

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