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Pictures showing moments right before frightening incidents

 

Nobody knows if a historical catastrophe will happen seconds or even minutes away. All of the most frightening incidents have happened without any sign, they were all kind of spontaneous. Those incidents could be accidents, explosions, climate eruptions, mass shootings, or assassinations… All of them share a common effect: wrecking properties and destroying human lives.

Challenger, less than 2 minutes before exploding

January 28, 1986.

The legacy of one of NASA’s space shuttles exploded in midair, killing all seven crewmembers.

The last photo 30 minutes before the Las Vegas shooting

This selfie was posted on Facebook on October 1 2017 by Denise and Tony, a happy couple who traveled to Las Vegas to attend the Route 91 Harvest Festival. Just 30 minutes later, a gunman opened fire on the audience of 22,000 bystanders. 500 people were injured and 59 were killed. Denise died in her husband’s arms.

Lelisa Desisa and the Boston Marathon

The athlete Lelisa Desisa, won the Boston Marathon, on April 15, 2013. After 2 hours, 2 bombs exploded at the same finish line Desisa had so triumphantly crossed. The bomb killed 3 people and injured more than 300 people.

A mother and son’s final picture

Gary, the 15 year old son, is seen smiling with his mother Petra Langeveld in this last picture. On July 17, 2014, the two posted this selfie to social media at the moment the plane was taking off. 3 hours later,  296 passengers andcrew members of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 were killed at the moment the plane flew over Ukraine.

John F. Kennedy on his final car ride

All of the people in the limo seemed happy, but unfortunately, at 12:30 p.m., bullets murdered President Kennedy and injured Texas Governor John Connally.

A Lebanese teenager with his friends

School friends are chilling out together in Beirut. Unfortunately, Mohammad al-Chaar, the Lebanese boy in the red hoodie, was a 16-year-old. The gold car in the background had a bomb inside it. A couple of minutes later after taking this photo, the car bomb killed 6 people.

The last minutes before the murder that launched World War I

June 28, 1914

Archduke Franz Ferdinand is seen in the backseat next to his wife, as they rode through the streets of Sarajevo in an open-topped car. This picture was taken just a few minutes before Gavrilo Princip assassinated the Archduke.

Hiroshima, just before the nuclear invasion

August 6, 1945

The USA flew and dropped a nuclear bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The bomb killed immediately 80,000 Hiroshima citizens. Due to nuclear radiations, thousands of other people were poisoned and killed, having 90% of the city vanished off the Earth.

 

Once the nightmare begins, it becomes hard to remember those precious moments oflife, love,and happiness

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6 Things to Know About DNA Testing

 

6 Things to Know About DNA Testing

The search for our identity – who we truly are and our relation to others – is one of the great unifying human experiences, shared by everyone on the path of self-discovery. DNA testing is now able to provide some answers for our collective fascination with ourselves as individuals. Many companies are now providing DNA testing services and the number is continuously on the rise. However, how much of the overly sensationalized media information about DNA testing is true? Here are some of the main facts to know:

1. YOUR SPIT IS THE KEY TO SELF-DISCOVERY

The first step in DNA testing is to collect some of your saliva then seal the sample in a container and mail it to the lab in a pre-labelled envelope or box. Six to eight weeks later, the results appear online. This allows you to get information about a multitude of things such as ancestry, risk factors, and allergies, all for a relatively affordable price.

2. GENETIC VARIATIONS CREATE YOUR INDIVIDUALITY

DNA testing companies search your DNA for certain genetic variants. The building blocks of DNA are called nucleotides, which come in four varieties—A, T, C, and G (adenine, thymine, cytosine, and guanine, respectively). Altogether, this genetic information is called the genome. DNA testingcompanies determine which of the four letters is present at many locations in your genome. Much of the sequence is shared among humans, so the companies focus on specific letters that vary from person to person. These variations have biological relevance, allowing us to determine skin, hair, or eye colour and even risk factors to major diseases.

3. DNA CAN REVEAL GENETIC CONNECTIONS AND HERITAGE

Most people have a mixed heritage they are unaware about. Companies use various methods to determine ancestry. Usually, the customer’s DNA is compared to a reference which represents populations from different geographical regions. As research with a more diverse range of people, companies are better able to analyse the genome, providing more detailed ancestry information to people from all over theworld.

Companies are also able to determine our maternal and paternal lines. We inherit our mitochondria—the parts of our cells that make energy—from our mothers. Some companies offer a mitochondrial DNA test that allows you to find your maternal ancestors. Similarly, men can learn about their paternal line through the Y chromosome, which is passed from father to son. Women can find their paternal haplogroup through their biological father or brother.

A home DNA test might even tell you that you’re a little bit Neanderthal, which is especially common in Caucasian and Asian people!

DNA testing services allow customers to see whether other users of the same service are biologically related. This is an added benefit for anyone assembling a detailed family tree, as well as any adoptees wondering about their biological families.

4. DNA TESTS CAN REVEAL HEALTH INFORMATION

While genetic testing might reveal your inability to detect the unique odour of asparagus pee, most people are seeking deeper information, such as whether they have genetic variants associated with diseases like Alzheimer’s or breast cancer.

DNA testing companies have been granted permission to give customers informationabout certain mutations in the genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 that dramatically increase the risk for breast and ovarian cancer. Some people with a faulty BRCA gene take precautions to prevent or detect cancerearly, including undergoing preventive double mastectomies, as Angelina Jolie famously did in 2013.

5. YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN RESEARCH.

Some home DNA testing companies ask customers to participate in research, answering questions about everything from their sleep habits to their personalities. The goal is to discover previously unknown associations between genetic variants and specific traits. The more people recruited to the study, the more likely the study will be able to identify genetic factors that impact the trait or condition being studied.

6. YOU COULD EARN MONEY FROM YOUR DNA.

One company, Genos, charges $499 to sequence a customer’s entire genome, and then offers to connect them with genetic researchers. Participating research partners can offer $50 to $250 to Genos users for completing a study intended to find links between their genetic information and any trait or condition the researchers are studying, including dementia, cancer, and infectious disease.

To know more about the process, look below to watch the video!