Humanity has experienced some pretty serious moments when it comes to mass hysteria throughout history. From planetary alignment to windshield pitting, much of the panic that rippled throughout society could have been explained by simple technology or science. Ironically, many of the causes of hysteric frenzy turned out to be, well, nothing.
Comparethemarket.com.au has created an infographic which puts readers in the shoes of society during seven different cases of mass panic that turned out to be highly anticlimactic. The public’s response is examined across seven cases of mass hysteria, including fake alien invasions, the improper end of the world, and technology bugs that didn’t have quite the disruption on society that was anticipated.