History's Greatest Hero
Created on: April 11th, 2006
History's Greatest Hero
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April 11th, 2006
(5)
A five for him. I wonder how many times the world has almost died like that.
November 19th, 2007
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This is nothing more than "This guy did a good thing. 5 if you agree!"
April 11th, 2006
(1)
He truly does win the internets.
April 11th, 2006
(1)
seriously, this guy deserves way more credit...computers will cause the end of the world some day because of an error like this
April 11th, 2006
(1)
he should have talked to professor falken
April 11th, 2006
(0)
LOL @ roddy. Yeah, sounds like a real life War Games.
April 11th, 2006
(0)
Giving credit where credit is due.
April 11th, 2006
(3)
LOL i would have pressed the button!
April 11th, 2006
(2)
To unsung heroes
April 11th, 2006
(0)
Interesting. Learn somethin new everyday. 5'd
April 11th, 2006
(0)
I never knew of this guy. Wow.
April 11th, 2006
(0)
Indeed. 5 stars to him for saving everyone's asses.
April 11th, 2006
(0)
I remember learning about him in history class.
(0)
Wow, very scary that we were that close to the brink of destruction! Very informative, I will remember the name Petrov indefinitely. Is there a website I can read more on this?
April 11th, 2006
(0)
+5 for schooling me. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanislav_Petrov
April 11th, 2006
(0)
10/10+++ Would view again
April 11th, 2006
(0)
http://www.brightstarsound.com/ Someone's tribute site to this heroic man. Contains clips of interviews, etc.
April 11th, 2006
(6)
Microsoft(TM) Missile Detection XP
April 11th, 2006
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Yeah, it's a good decision he made, but to be honest.. he would have to be pretty stupid to think it was a real attack. So this is more like, 'Celebration of the day a man used common sense and didn't do something stupid like 80% of the world's populatio
April 11th, 2006
(0)
Thanks for the history lesson. Btw, the music rocks... had it looping for 20 minutes lol. /fived
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This story is old, and most certainly not worth 4.54 rating.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
I wouldn't say history's greatest hero, but certainly a hero.
January 2nd, 2008
(0)
I'd say the guys a hero for saving the human race....
April 12th, 2006
(0)
5 Starred For Awesome. This guy deserves a statue.
April 12th, 2006
(2)
I WOULD say history's greatest hero. Without him, the PCs upon which YTMND (and the Internets that it defends) would be reduced to cinders, under a mountain of LOL.
April 12th, 2006
(-1)
anyone who downvotes this is a communist!
April 12th, 2006
(1)
Kinda makes me think of the movie The Hunt for Red October.. for some reason.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
A serious YTMND actually made it to the top 5? Is this one of the signs of the apocalypse?
April 12th, 2006
(0)
upon which YTMND (and the Internets that it defends) RUNS. I fail at comment.
April 12th, 2006
(6)
Press START to play.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
What a great man.
April 12th, 2006
(1)
I'd let him store his missiles in my launch bay and day.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
5'd cause that's the most kickass national anthem ever.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
This man does indeed seem to be a hero.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
A great unsung hero.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
good music
April 12th, 2006
(0)
awesome!
April 12th, 2006
(2)
5 because it's the first time I've learned something besides "LOL BLACKS LIKE CHICKEN" from a ytmnd.
April 12th, 2006
(-1)
Of course, for failure to carry out his duty, regardless of circumstances, he should have been subject to a court martial, possibly w/ capital punishment. A disgrace to his uniform !
April 12th, 2006
(0)
damn, he wins
April 12th, 2006
(0)
OMG! 0_0 You just blew my mind!
April 12th, 2006
(0)
^ wait, so Stanislav was the one who literally ran out the door? LOL.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
+1 for education +3 for saving the world +1 for informing everybody
April 12th, 2006
(0)
PUNCH THE KEYS FOR GODS SAKE!! LOL
April 12th, 2006
(0)
I'm not a bitch. That must have sucked waiting to see if nukes actually were coming.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Wait. I just realized I learned something on YTMND. Never thought I'd see the day.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
also cocks
April 12th, 2006
(0)
brb, defecting!
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Yeah I heard about this guy a while back, he rules.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
QFT. I'd heard this story before but never seen a pic of the guy. 5'd for saving my ass.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
five for soviet hero, Ohurrah Pobieda!!!!
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Not Funny, but interesting and definitely cool.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Being new to voting confuses and infuriates me!
April 12th, 2006
(0)
I always wondered if it would be worth being the man in the position to push the button. Just so that I could make sure it would never be pushed under any circumstances.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Hurray for Communism!
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Let's see if 5 stars works in IE instead of firefox...
April 12th, 2006
(0)
awesome
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Where is your downvoter now?
April 12th, 2006
(0)
April 12th, 2006
(0)
5 for actually getting something educational on the top 5 (even though it's life there was evanescent).
April 12th, 2006
(0)
he r great!
April 12th, 2006
(0)
wait, so we're thanking this guy for not doing his job?
April 12th, 2006
(1)
5 for Soviet Union's Anthem, by far the best national anthem that there ever was. It's a shame that it's gone.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Actually that anthem is back thanks to Putin with some words changed around. I agree it is the best national anthem.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
A big, American "TYTYTYTYTY" to you, sir.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Actually, those missiles I heard were really Norwegian weather rockets who misfired and headed toward the Soviet Union. Funny -- being Swedish I always knew Norway would do something like this!
April 12th, 2006
(1)
Thank-god for this Comrad!
April 12th, 2006
(0)
I heard of this, but never knew his name. Too bad the Bush Administration hasn't ruled out using a nuclear strike against Iran...
April 12th, 2006
(0)
One minute to midnight.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
if it was me in his position, we would all be pretty dead by now
April 12th, 2006
(0)
That is a great anthem for a country. Reminds me of a great drunken sing along with naked burly soviets.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Your missing one important detail. He was imprisoned for his acts of defiance.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
this guy = teh win
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Needs more 99 Red Balloons. (Back at base, bugs in the software/Flash the message, "Something's out there")
April 12th, 2006
(0)
5'd for being true to himself. I think he prefered imprisonment to nuclear winter... just a thought.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
I knew this
April 12th, 2006
(0)
kind of means their whole system was useless. USA had the element of suprise, and they wasted it...
April 12th, 2006
(0)
April 12th, 2006
(0)
5 because soviet anthem kicks ass. also we are not dead. yay
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Thank you, guy.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
then, computers can error on that sort of.. oh geez, I need to call the white house back NOW!
April 12th, 2006
(0)
this guy truly is a hero, communist or not, still a hero
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Spasibo balshoye, Comrade Petrov.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
He is the pimp of nations.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
even if it weren't a false alarm, I wouldn't counterattack, and revel in how great I am. But good job for him.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
nice
(0)
In Soviet Russia, Internet Wins You
April 12th, 2006
(0)
wow, amazing history. Thanks for teaching me :)
April 12th, 2006
(0)
O_o
April 12th, 2006
(0)
I almost shed a tear. Bravo
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Holy sh*t!
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Impressive, good work bringing this to everyones attention
April 12th, 2006
(0)
-1 because EVERYONE know captain planet is history's greatest hero. "The power is YOURS!"
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Holy f*ck! kumakouji, it wouldn't just be the Americans getting "wiped off the face of the planet" if it wasn't for this man, you ignorant ass.
April 12th, 2006
(1)
The missiles would have molested Planet and its Captain.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
+1 for Chav-Slayer telling the truth.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
1.21 gigawatts!
April 12th, 2006
(-2)
Being computer illiteratedoes not make a person a hero.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
salut
April 12th, 2006
(0)
"illiteratedoes" lol nice
April 12th, 2006
(0)
"5 because it's the first time I've learned something besides "LOL BLACKS LIKE CHICKEN" from a ytmnd." Quoted for truth!
April 12th, 2006
(0)
yay for him
(0)
I salute you, Mr. Petrov!
April 12th, 2006
(0)
The text is too small.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Very true.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Informative, but really bad image and a generally effortlessly made site.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
5 for feelgood ytmnd and warming my heart
April 12th, 2006
(-3)
Being computer illiterate does not make a person a hero. There corrected now f*ck off. He is the reason Bush is in office. His failure has cost the word more lives than a nuclear war to begin with. He slings from Bush's dick...f*cking piece of sh*t.
April 12th, 2006
(2)
I hate Bush too, but I'm pretty sure Bush hasn't killed 300 million people.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Icewarm, your logic is flawed. Nuclear annhilation is not better than the Bush Presidency.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
1 because I'm too drunk to read this. I'll change the score tomorrow.
April 12th, 2006
(1)
...^Yeah, a nuclear war would only cost.. What. 3/4ths the world's population?
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Icewarm, your logic is messed up enough, but saying "He slings from Bush's dick...f*cking piece of sh*t." kind of renders your whole argument invalid anyway.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
OLD still 5
April 12th, 2006
(0)
5'd just because now im happy to be alive
April 12th, 2006
(0)
*saLUEte*
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Indeed. While you're at it, why don't you blame the Texas Rangers baseball team? That makes about as much sense, too. :)
April 12th, 2006
(0)
image sucks
April 12th, 2006
(-1)
*hitler salute*
April 12th, 2006
(0)
There, widened it a bit so at least the words are more readable.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
I am so happy!
April 12th, 2006
(0)
mother russia bitches
April 12th, 2006
(0)
5'd because i didn't know about this
April 12th, 2006
(0)
IceWarm has to be the most hilariously stupid downvoter ever. Bush is more harmful than a nuclear apocalypse? Right.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
My gut instinct always has been that this story is bullsh*t. But points for educating the youths.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
I'm almost tempted to take back the 5 I gave his "Mexican Gang Lord" site, but revenge downvoting is for losers.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
everybody keep in mind this guy's claim has yet to be conclusive or not--Bush dick slinger he may be--liar he may be as well
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Music makes it! Also a heartwarming tale
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Learning stuff from YTMND? People sticking up for Bush? Uniting to bash a downvoter? Also, "5'd just because now im happy to be alive" BEST. YTMND. EVER.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
And I forgot to vote. But I did give it a 5
April 12th, 2006
(0)
5磀 for DOCU-ytmnd
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Cheers to petrov.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
I already knew about this, but 5.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
He really is a true hero.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
SOMEONE ALMOST SET US UP THE BOMB! Very good story. But... I'M CANADIAN! Na na na na na... :P
April 12th, 2006
(0)
YAY STANISLAV!
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Wow this guy's side looks like sean connery's....
April 12th, 2006
(-3)
I'm just sick of how this guy is praised. Is there any proof to this story? Amazing how this story came out when the USSR was on the ropes. I think the story is BS, but then again I think all governments are full of sh*t.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Thank God he was in charge of that situation. Imagine if it was someone who was trigger-happy like George W. Bush? (Yeah, I went there. You know it's true)
April 12th, 2006
(-1)
Dub-ya would've definitely hit "Start"
April 12th, 2006
(0)
This's in response to the "computers will cause the end of the world" comment. You say it like computers are an independant, thinking machine capable of building the nukes then programming themselves to send them. It's US that'll kill ourselves.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Wow. If this is true, it should be teached in schools. And I shouldnt get to know about it from a website, especially not ytmnd :)
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Of course Bush is trigger happy. That's why he waited a year before going into Iraq.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Noone would've nuked australia. He didn't save me at all =(
April 12th, 2006
(0)
小袩袗小袠袘袗, 小TA袧袠C袥AB... 小袩袗小袠袘袗
April 12th, 2006
(0)
a god among men
April 12th, 2006
(0)
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Sounds like the Russians had a WOPR, and they weren't using it for chess.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
legend son
April 12th, 2006
(0)
i wouldnt of died
April 12th, 2006
(0)
He certainly is the man now, dog.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
" Sounds like the Russians had a WOPR, and they weren't using it for chess. " Ahaha. Damn what a stupid movie that was. Even though he was right, I bet the Soviets executed him anyway.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
that is so cool and at the same time very scary, bush' partners has probably done the same things a couple of times the recent years.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Clever man
April 12th, 2006
(0)
amazing
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Long Live Mother Russia!
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Good stuff.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
what is this, wikipedia now?
April 12th, 2006
(0)
i'd send him 50 bucks if i knew his address
April 12th, 2006
(0)
"A serious YTMND actually made it to the top 5? Is this one of the signs of the apocalypse?" QFT.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasili_Alexandrovich_Arkhipov Do that dude now.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Wow... :) image too tall though, fix it.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
how about that guy who shot around 1000-2000 yanks in the first 9 hrs of the normandy landings
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Never knew that, but now I love the guy. Now how's about a nice game of chess?
April 12th, 2006
(0)
We would be playing Fallout IRL if not for this *sshole.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
omg, you learn something new everday. "A five for him. I wonder how many times the world has almost died like that." i totally agree
April 12th, 2006
(0)
LONG LIVE OUR SOVIET MOTHERLAND!
April 12th, 2006
(0)
GJ.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
5 because I love the Russians
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Yay.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
5 for the mother land.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Bravo, Stanislav. Bravo.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Go fellow Soviet, a hero indeed =D
April 12th, 2006
(0)
ptkfgs
April 12th, 2006
(0)
5 because I'm Russian. Be grateful, bitches.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
ITS JESUS LOL!
April 12th, 2006
(0)
"what is this, wikipedia now?" rofl
April 12th, 2006
(0)
nuclear lolocaust
April 12th, 2006
(0)
"Wouldn't you prefer a nice game of chess?" LAIDIES AND GENTLEMEN, I GIVE YOU MANKIND'S SAVOIR. f*ck JESUS, THIS GUY SAVED OUR ASSES.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Yeah, he's alright, I guess.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Hero indeed.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Ah, I love the russian national anthem. 5 for Stanislav!
April 12th, 2006
(0)
unsung hero
April 12th, 2006
(0)
"you are alive"? You mean the americans/russians are alive?
April 12th, 2006
(0)
This is just one of many reasons not to trust the Windows OS.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
he looks like burt reynolds in the top pic
April 12th, 2006
(-1)
we would've kicked their asses anyway. you know they pay their soldiers like a pint of vodka a year, so they sell their guns and tanks and sh*t to the mafia? what a joke of a country.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Technology sucks, don'it Petrov? Thanks, man.
April 12th, 2006
(-1)
also "oops we almost start a nuke war" incidents were very common during cold war. ever hear of cuban missile crisis? kennedy, against the advice of his generals, did everything he could to not start a war. make a ytmnd about him, commie cocksucker.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
old, but the soviet national anthem deserves you a 3.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
袛邪 蟹写褉邪胁褋褌胁褍械褌 袩械褌褉芯胁.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
I've sent the guy money before... he's living in Moscow on a pensioner's salary. Pretty sad end for saving the world.
April 12th, 2006
(-1)
Why the f*ck should I care? I live nowhere near the US,and if it weren't for gay peace lovers like him, the great satan would've already been destroyed!
October 16th, 2007
(0)
And you'd be dead from a radioactive nuclear holocaust, dumbsh*t.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_war_iii#Historical_scenarios
April 12th, 2006
(0)
God Bless him.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Hooray for Soviets.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
this f*cking rocks. Amazing job. 5'd. the downvoters are complete douches.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Sorta like how the Americans saved the world from Hitler.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
wtf lag.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
AMERICAN COMPONENTS, RUSSIAN COMPONENTS, ALL MADE IN TAIWAN!!
April 12th, 2006
(0)
In case somebody reads comments this far down, the same thing happened with NATO, pretty much. Same "nuke, nuke back" policy as well, except their info said that the soviet union was launching the attacks. Russia wins
April 12th, 2006
(0)
A Russian I don't hate! Fantastic! 5
April 12th, 2006
(0)
GOOD LORD!
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Awesome.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Thanks, Stan, for not blowing the holy shiz out of all around you.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
The soviet missle defense was running on windows 95.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Stanislav Petrov wins 5 coolness points for Saving Teh World
April 12th, 2006
(0)
To all the morons who said, "I'd still have been alive" Nuclear Winter would have been worldwide!! There would be no visible sun, even today!
April 12th, 2006
(0)
BRAVO! BRAVO!!
April 12th, 2006
(0)
SHALL*WE*PLAY*A*GAME?
April 12th, 2006
(0)
ha ha i remember that guy. close call indeed
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Thanx Russian Dude!
April 12th, 2006
(0)
f*ckin yah. what's the music?
April 12th, 2006
(0)
We all owe that man and his judgement our thanks.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
I don't like anyone telling me who I should be grateful to PLUS calling me a bitch. Hell no
April 12th, 2006
(0)
I'm not American so I couldn't care less. And it's hardly a clever YTMND. But I won't downvote it either
April 12th, 2006
(0)
/applause
April 12th, 2006
(0)
lol, i love ignorant ytmnd downvoters
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Funny when you think about it. This guy is one of the greatest heroes of all time. Why? Because he didn't do jack sh*t.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
He should have made the computer play tic tac toe with itself
April 12th, 2006
(0)
O_O
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Find the programmer and put him against the wall.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
We almost got screwed by the MPC
April 12th, 2006
(0)
*MCP from Tron
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Truely a giant among men.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Spacebo pajalsta Tovarisch Petrov. I see someone already brought up Arkhipov.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Five for preventing my non-existence.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
"He should have made the computer play tic tac toe with itself" hahahahaha
April 12th, 2006
(0)
He's a hero because he didn't launch nukes? I haven't launched nukes either so I guess I'm a hero too.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Meh, I kinda wish the USA did get nuked, I'd take part in the Great Canadian Invasion afterwards.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Dude, this guy is uber 1337.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
RETARDED CRAP!
April 12th, 2006
(0)
In Soviet Russia, Nuclear missles launch you!
April 12th, 2006
(0)
wall o' text = you loose SIR
April 12th, 2006
(0)
LOL Soviet Computers. But this just proves to anyone who thought the Soviets were warmongers... that they weren't.
April 12th, 2006
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lol @ idiot history downvoters...this isn't like the cuban crisis, that wasn't a computer outta nowhere...plus this happened in 1983! that's barely 20 yrs ago!
April 12th, 2006
(0)
LOL @ the people who think they wouldn't have been affected because they don't live in the USA.
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Thanks, Mr. Petrov.
April 12th, 2006
(-1)
In Soviet Union, five upvotes you!
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Good, but why can't I see the whole text in firefox?
April 12th, 2006
(0)
Look, the USSR and America got into a war, The Russian Conquest of Europe would efinetly start. First, by nuking the sh*t out of France and Britian. Then sweeping down, so that the americans dont have a foothold in the war. Dont think your involved now?
April 12th, 2006
(0)
cool, but really ruined it with that "bitches" comment
April 12th, 2006
(0)
i heard this song on that Azumanga AMV
April 12th, 2006
(0)
RED WIRE BLUE WIRE
April 12th, 2006
(0)
yay for life. scarey
(0)
IceWarm...you are a f*cking idiot...it hurts my brain when I think about how stupid you are
(0)
A YTMND taught me something... fine work sir
April 12th, 2006
(0)
5'd for saving teh world and the intarweb
(0)
Why is the Russian anthem so bad ass?
April 12th, 2006
(0)
How about a nice game of chess?
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