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Remember that missile alert that sent the entire island of Hawaii into panic? Well those lovers of hard statistics over at PornHub have released an infographic showing how the alert affected their traffic over the course of that harrowing hour. As it turns out, people get really horny after they think they're gonna die, then don't.

On Tuesday, people in Japan with national broadcaster NHK's app installed on their phones were sent an alert urging them to take cover after a likely missile launch by North Korea. "NHK news alert. North Korea likely to have launched missile. The government J alert: Evacuate inside the building or underground," the notification read, according to CNN. It was a false alarm.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.