Destroy Earth: 10 Easy Methods

Get your evil on with these surefire ways to obliterate the planet
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(Newser) – Destroying life on earth is one thing; obliterating the planet entirely is quite another. Bring out your inner supervillain with any of these 10 strategies.

  1. Hurl the earth into the sun.
  2. Release a Von Neumann machine beneath the earth's crust.
  3. Smash something large (such as Mars) into the earth.
  4. Eject large chunks of earth into space until the whole thing's gone.
  5. Maneuver the earth into a giant black hole, a la The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

  1. Extract the vacuum energy in a single light bulb into a power plant and use it to explode the galaxy. Some research required.
  2. Produce 2,500,000,000,000 tons of antimatter with a particle accelerator and create an explosive matter/antimatter reaction.
  3. Place a microscopic black hole on the ground and wait for it to devour the planet.
  4. Keep a strangelet stable until it creates strange quarks where the earth used to be.
  5. Total existence failure: Just wait.