doomsday clock

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doomsday clock

n
an image of a clockface representing the time remaining before the onset of a global catastrophe in terms of a number of minutes before midnight
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Joseph, was born weighing 6lb exactly at nine minutes to midnight on October 5, to parents Jordan Murphy, 21, and Sarah Wilkinson, 20.
When the hands of the clock were moved forward in 1998, to nine minutes to midnight, it was in part in anticipation of just this sort of scenario.