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Quiz: Real Natural Disaster or Movie Natural Disaster?
by Staff
Wait, was that cow that flying through the air a clip from the local news? Did Mount St. Helens erupt in downtown Los Angeles? Let's sort fact from fiction as we muddle through which disasters were witnessed on screen or in real life.

Earthquakes hit Seattle; Redding, California; and San Francisco before a 10.5 quake hits Los Angeles.

  • film
  • real life
  • neither

An earthquake in ancient Syria wipes out 230,000 people.

  • film
  • real life
  • neither

Debris from a massive avalanche in Peru buried towns 10 miles (16 kilometers) away.

  • film
  • real life
  • both

A plague of hallucination-inducing frogs rain down on a small Amazonian village.

  • film
  • real life
  • neither

A lake erupts, killing over a thousand people.

  • film
  • real life
  • both

A swarm of locusts disrupts the nation's food supply.

  • film
  • real life
  • neither

A 100-foot (30-meter) tsunami leaves several countries with dead and injured people.

  • film
  • real life
  • neither

A torrential downpour causes a man to build an ark and save Earth's fauna, two by two.

  • film
  • real life
  • neither

A cat's warning saves a town from a sudden tornado.

  • film
  • real life
  • neither

A freak cold front one winter causes a flock of penguins to migrate to Oregon for the season.

  • film
  • real life
  • neither

Neutrinos in Earth's core heat up, causing shifts in the earth's layers.

  • film
  • real life
  • both

An earthquake so powerful occurs that there's nowhere on Earth it wasn't "felt."

  • film
  • real life
  • neither

A huge conflagration in Wisconsin is overshadowed by the Great Chicago Fire, which occurred the same night.

  • film
  • real life
  • neither

A cyclone kills up to half a million people.

  • film
  • real life
  • neither

Two provinces in China lose more than half their populations due to the deadliest earthquake ever recorded.

  • film
  • real life
  • neither

A sudden melting of the polar ice caps causes an immediate global cooling.

  • film
  • real life
  • both

The sudden melting of the polar ice caps causes humans to evolve gills for breathing underwater.

  • film
  • real life
  • neither

A volcano erupts in the ocean, creating a new continent to be battled over.

  • film
  • real life
  • neither

A European heat wave results in 20,000 deaths.

  • film
  • real life
  • neither

A volcano erupts in downtown Los Angeles.

  • film
  • real life
  • both

Earth's core stops spinning.

  • film
  • real life
  • neither

A forest fire burns through Earth's crust, revealing deep graves of alien dead.

  • film
  • real life
  • neither

An volcanic explosion causes the Northern Hemisphere to suffer extremely cold temperatures for a year.

  • film
  • real life
  • neither

A freak blizzard in Iran kills thousands.

  • film
  • real life
  • neither

A hurricane becomes a nor'easter then becomes a hurricane again.

  • film
  • real life
  • both

Two bickering exes try to get an experimental machine into the heart of a tornado.

  • film
  • real life
  • neither

A lion and a mouse team up to put out a forest fire on the Serengeti.

  • film
  • real life
  • neither

Ben Affleck saves the world from a meteor.

  • film
  • real life
  • neither

Matt Damon saves the world from an annoying buzzing sound.

  • film
  • real life
  • neither

A waterspout sends sharks into the heart of Los Angeles.

  • film
  • real life
  • neither