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Can You Read These Apocalyptic Facts Without Having An Existential Crisis?

Got a thing for doomsday scenarios? Then you'll love Hard Sun, a brand-new pre-apocalyptic crime drama on BBC iPlayer.

1. The Permian mass extinction rendered a staggering 96% of species extinct.

2. The Bonilla Comet was a barely noticed brush with disaster.

3. The Laki eruption wiped out one-fifth of the nearby population.

4. The Black Plague killed 60% of Europe.

5. The Cuban Missile Crisis really lived up to its name.

6. A false alarm nearly brought the Cold War to a nuclear end.

7. The 2012 apocalypse nearly actually happened.

Still haven't gotten your fill of existential dread? Burn through the series one box set of Hard Sun, a brand-new pre-apocalyptic crime drama from the BBC.

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When a routine murder investigation uncovers the truth about an impending apocalypse, two very different police officers must work together to uphold the law in a world that's about to end.