NORAD Computer Chip Malfunction

10 Times the World Almost Ended Image source: UPI

Did you know our world could have ended just due to the malfunctioning of a 46 cent computer chip at the Pentagon? On 9th November 1979 and on 3rd June 1980, the malfunctioning of the NORAD computer chip caused multiple false alarms that indicated a large US-bound nuclear strike. Entire country's defenses were on red alert; nuclear weapons were loaded in American bombers and were en route to launch their missiles. Luckily, soon after, it was realized that everything was a false alarm due to a computer chip malfunction. And, the counter-attack was quickly called off.